This summer we went on a family holiday to NYC and then spent five days relaxing in the Hamptons, and since we took our one-year-old I’d like to rephrase this by saying: “We recently travelled with our baby to NYC and spent five days taking care of our child in the Hamptons”. As I quickly discovered, traveling with a kid is no joke. Nevertheless, it was still really nice so here are my notes that I hope you will appreciate:

 

BROOKLYN

Eat:

  • La Esquina for garden tacos
  • Shelter for pizza
  • Leuca for nice Italian
  • Meadowsweet for brunch
  • Sunday in Brooklyn for brunch
  • Cafe Mogador for brunch as well
  • Egg or Egg shop for early breakfast
  • On Saturday there is a food festival called Smorgasburg
  • Andante for good ramen
  • Birds of a feather for Chinese
  • St Anselm for great steacks
  • Aska for fancy degustation meal (like a Noma vibe)
  • Depanneur for a quick sandwich
  • Shalom for Japanese
  • PIZZA: Emmy Squared Detroit style pizza, Roberta’s, Paulie G in Greenpoint for pizza
  • She wolf bakery
  • Dr Cow Tree Nut Cheese shop
  • River cafe for upscale dinner

Drink:

  • Blue bottle for coffee
  • Toby’s for coffee
  • Devicion for coffee
  • Butler Bake Shop for coffee and pastries
  • Four Horseman for an amazing wine bar
  • Fresh Kills for coktails
  • Osprey hotel for views over Manhattan

Shop:

  • Cat Bird NYC for dainty but cool jewelry
  • Meg shop for indie designer women’s wear
  • Supreme BK has less of a line than the flagship in Manhattan
  • Shops along N 6th, N 3rd, Whythe, Berry St and some along Bedford
  • There are tons of homewares in DUMBO

Yoga

  • Kula yoga. Try Magi, Nikki, Jillian, Ariel, Myriam, Rebecca, Mika…anyone basically
  • Laughing lotus yoga center
  • Lighthouse yoga school
Violet in Brooklyn
Violet in Brooklyn
Walking the High Line
Walking the High Line

MANHATTAN

Eat:

  • Momofuku Ko, or Momofuko saam bar or noodle bar
  • Saddels in SoHo for smoked salmon
  • Russ and Daughters
  • Ruby’s Cafe for a fried chicken burger
  • Via Carota is a really great Italian lunch spot in the West Village
  • Dominque Ansel Kitchen (of cronut fame). Try the matcha beignets
  • Eatly, eat on the rooftop terrace
  • Ivan ramen
  • Cervo’s
  • Marché maman for coffee / baked goods

Shop:

  • Sézane for Parisian shoes and bags
  • Alo yoga in Soho
  • Nike store in Soho
  • Broken English for upscale jewellery
  • Creatures of comfort (upscale Cali vibes)
  • Journelle for intimates in Soho
  • Club monaco flagship
  • Free people
  • Glossier showroom
  • Reformation
  • Open ceremony

Yoga:

  • Ra Ma Institute
  • Woom center
  • Alo yoga
  • Jivakmukti Yoga center

Facials

  • Pratima Ayurvedic spa
  • Brita beauty

Here is a map with everything plotted out!

Epic Manhattan sunset views from Brooklyn
Epic Manhattan sunset views from Brooklyn

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HAMPTONS

We rented a house in East Hampton, which I would highly recommend as it’s close to beaches, tons of shops and restaurants and is gorgeous (celebrity sightings guaranteed). I also absolutely loved Amagansett, and would recommend a day trip to Montauk for a hippy surfer vibe.

Eat:

  • Wolffer Kitchen (they have several locations) for lunch or dinner
  • 1770 House for a nice dinner
  • Get fresh seafood to enjoy at home from Stuart’s
  • Lobster roll from Chowder Hourse

Dink:

  • Fresh juice, smoothies and coffee at The Squeezery
  • Jack’s stir brew coffee
  • Wine tasting at Wolffer estate vineyard!!

Shop:

  • Love adorned (for women) & Pink chicken (for kids) in Amagansett square
  • Main street in East Hampton has tons of designer shops. But the prices are higher than in neighbouring NYC so be warned…

Exercise:

  • Barry’s boot camp
  • Soul Cycle
  • P45
  • Mandala yoga centre (a bit old and boring but sometimes, on holiday, you just need a gentle detox & stretch sesh)

My quick notes on Montauk – check out Cynthia Rowley for shopping, Bluestone Lane Beach Collective for coffee, and head to Navy beach for sunset cocktails.

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