SOHO, NEW YORK – BOHEMIAN CHIC AND MODERN SOPHISTICATION (WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO DO)

SoHo, located in the lower Manhattan neighborhood, known for its art galleries, upscale boutiques, buzzing atmosphere and trendy restaurants, it attracts not only the cool kids of New York, but also a top international crowd. I had the pleasure to live in SoHo for one month during  my stay in New York. Since New York Fashion Week is  kicking off in a few days, here is the first part of my New York Special, starting with my favorite places at my favorite part of the city: SOHO.

BRUNCH TIME AT THE BUTCHER’s DAUGHTER 

While eating avocado toasts and burrata, drinking fresh juices, you get to see Soho’s scene and enjoy a relaxed Sunday morning in a cool atmosphere. http://thebutchersdaughter.com

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STRALA YOGA WITH TARA STILES

When in Soho, you should definitely visit the yoga classes (walk-in/no appointment needed) of my friend Tara, who is internationally known as THE YOGA REBELL. Check it out and you will know why… ;-) http://stralayoga.com

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ART

Soho is very known for its amazing art galleries. One of my favorites is LUMAS. www.lumas.com

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SHOPPING & INSPIRATION AT LOUIS VUITTON

The Louis Vuitton SoHo Store is something unique in the world. French vintage design welcomes you at their beautiful atelier, where all the tailor-made pieces are being finished. A MUST, when in Soho. Btw: I love the shop opening hours in SoHo. 11AM to 7PM, definitely made for entrepreneurs, artists and everyone who likes to start the day a bit later, than it starts on Wallstreet ;-) www.louisvuitton.com

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BEAUTY TREATS

A beauty trend that I have followed in NYC for the first time is eye-lash extensions. Ladies: no mascara needed anymore for minimum 4 weeks. The best place for these and other beauty treats, is definitely the Laser Touch Soho Clinic. www.lasertouchsoho.com

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COFFEE & BOOKS

The McNally Jackson Bookstore invites you to zip coffee, work on your laptop or read some books and watch what’s happening on Prince Street. http://www.mcnallyjackson.com 

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TEA TIME & CINEMA NIGHTS

Enjoy tea time with your girlfriends in the cutest little garden oasis of the Crosby Street Hotel. In the evenings they offer movie screenings, drinks and popcorn at their private cinema. https://www.firmdalehotels.com/hotels/new-york/crosby-street-hotel/

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TEA TASTING AT PALAIS DES THÈS

When speaking about tea.. Are you a tea fan? Try to book a tea tasting appointment at my favorite french tea brand with a wonderful tradition. PALAIS DES THÈS, SOHO.

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AFTERNOON SWIM AT TRUMP TOWER SOHO

Home-made iced-tea (called Arnold Palmer), nice views and a cool spot to hang out (and swim) during the day. https://www.trumphotelcollection.com/soho/ 

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DINNERS THAT TURNED INTO MORNINGS

Our all-time favorite drinks and dinner spot was definitely BALZEM, Manhattan’s local hotspot with celebrity factor. We passed by every few days and mostly ended up staying till the morning.  A cute little wine bar on Mott Street, Soho, that reminds you of a romantic parisian brasserie. Ice-cold rosès, delicious tapas, a cool crowd and a charming team. http://www.balzem.com

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BEST PIZZA IN TOWN

RUBIROSA, a small traditional italian restaurant that is worldwide known for its delicious pizza. Make sure you book early, there are waiting lists every evening. rubirosanyc.com

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SPEAKEASY

A mexican deli during the day.. and when you go through the kitchen to a hidden door in the back, you come to La Esquina, a speakeasy bar with the best cocktails of town. http://www.esquinanyc.com 

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DRINKS WITH A VIEW

The Hugo Hotel Rooftop is the perfect spot to see the sunset with a glass of champagne. http://www.hotelhugony.com 

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WHERE TO STAY?

The boutique luxury hotel SIXTY Soho is the current hotspot for international artists, celebrities, bloggers but also booked for movie or photoshoots (Spiderman). We absolutely enjoyed our stay there, and guess whom we met… ;-) http://www.sixtyhotels.com/hotel/soho/

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ENJOY YOUR STAY IN MY FAVORITE CITY! :-)

Copyright: Nel-Olivia Waga, HER ETIQUETTE