Sorry for not posting last week…. I was a little busy enjoying NEW YORK CITY! This was my very first time visiting. I can’t believe that I hadn’t gone sooner, but I’m thankful that I finally got the opportunity. My fellow hairstylist/best friend and I had booked a four day Cutting class at the Redken Exchange off 5th Avenue. Our classes were 9:00am-5:00pm every day, so we didn’t have a lot of free time. We flew up the day before and stayed a whole day after to ensure that we had some extra time to do some sight-seeing.
New York City is a huge eye opener. I mean, I knew that Nashville was a small city, but dang is it small in comparison… It really is a concrete jungle, and a massive one, at that. The first thing we did was do a little walking (and by a little I mean a lot) down 5th Ave to do some shopping. Then, we went to the top of the Rockefeller building to see an absolutely amazing view of the city. After that, we had some great sushi and hung out in our adorable Airbnb (<–click to view it!) before classes started the next day. This was a GREAT place to stay in NYC; super convenient to everything and the hosts were very nice!
Our classes at the Redken Exchange were incredible and we had the best of the best facilitators. I learned so much, but I couldn’t really explain it to you unless you were also a hairstylist…
Every dinner we ate last week was incredible! Some of the places we visited were:
Izakaya Mew Sushi || great sushi and neat little underground vibe.
Baohaus || hole-in-the-wall great food joint that blares rap music. LOVED IT.
Rochelles || had loads of fun here! great place to make bad decisions…
Catch || our personal fav of the week!
David Burke’s Fabrick || lobster buns are life.
Tao || killer vibe, atmosphere and nightclub!
Some nightlife/cocktail bars we attended were 1 Oak, Tao’s Nightclub and The Beauty Bar! Both clubs were killer, especially because Audrey and I love to get our dance and drink on. The Beauty Bar was so fitting for us, because it’s a neat little bar dressed up like a salon. We were in love and felt so at home!
Basically, the Meatpacking District was our favorite part of NYC to hang in. It’s comparable to the Gulch or 12 South in Nashville. It’s just the cool place to be! The more hole-in-the-wall places reminded me of great little spots I like to hit up in East Nashville. Also, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to eat pizza the same ever again…. It was too good there!
So, on our off day and last day, we ventured out to Central Park (the only grass I think I ever saw) and took a stroll through the Central Park Zoo. I was slightly disappointed that I didn’t see any animals like in Madagascar, but it was still super cool and had animals I’ve never seen before. Then, we walked through Times Square. There were people everywhere, but it was definitely a sight to see. The people in costumes tried to chase us for pictures, but other than that we didn’t have any problems. The ball that drops on New Year’s Eve was also a lot smaller than it looks on TV, by the way…
All in all, it was a great trip and I took so much away from it! I’m not sure I could commit to moving there, but I definitely can’t wait to visit again! What are some things you’ve done in NYC that you would recommend for my next trip? Let me know!
xx || ps