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FINALLY! My little New York diary is here. This time in english because I have a few readers from all over the world and thought this was interesting for everyone.



What I did in NYC


Walked 9-12 miles everyday. Left NYC with 2 blisters. Glad I brought enough comfy flats.

Met two lovely ladies for dinner. With Anais I went to Nickel & Diner and with Nicole to a restaurant with a dedicated gluten free menu.

Went to the tailor to get my black belted Rejina Pyo pants repaired.

And the same day my favorite pair of vintage Levi’s ripped in SoHo. So I had to get a new one at Reformation’s vintage section.

I spent some time at Strands bookstore in the evening and fell in love with the atmosphere and great selection. I was in there for at least an hour and picked up two books but could have bought a ton.

When I arrived at my hotel after traveling and walking around Manhattan I switched on the telly and saw KUWTK for the first time. It was a very old season and I could not stop watching. Am I weird?

I stopped by Central Park, the Guggenheim (always worth a visit) and had a snack at the gluten free Noglu Bakery.

The Noguchi Museum was recommended to me by a follower on Instagram. It is such a pretty and inspiring place. Please go there, if you have time to leave Manhattan.


What I ate in NYC


Whenever I am in the US I enjoy a classic diner breakfast. I went for gluten free chocolate chip pancake breakfast and an omelette with fries and a cup of Joe at the Comfort Diner. It’s not fancy but so original. Don’t go there if you want avo toast or instagrammable interior / food shots.

For dinner I had the best gluten free lasagna at Senza Gluten. This place was one of my favorites in New York. The staff was so kind and helped me pick my order – I was overwhelmed with so many delicious options. It’s such a cosy and warm place – I wish there was something like that in my Berlin hood.

I had to go to Trader Joe’s to get my gluten free bagel fix and two jars of “Everything but the Bagel” seasoning.

At Whole Foods I got my favorite treat: walnut chewies!  And I stocked up vitamin supplements and my fave Amber & Moss candle.


Where I stayed


There are tons of nice places to stay in New York. In the past I always I stayed in airbnbs in LES, Brooklyn or Soho. This time I wanted to look for a cheaper hotel in Manhattan that still looked nice and had good vibes. Originally I wanted to book one in Bowery but it was booked the minute I wanted to confirm. So I went with an even cheaper alternative, the Pod51. It was really small, but clean. If you don’t want to share a shower or toilette you have to pay a bit extra. I was located on the 13th floor, the view was great and there was a nice rooftop to hang out on the same floor.


Shops I liked


When in New York you cannot get around without setting foot in a store. I didn’t want to go shopping much, but of course I did some. And I entered every vintage & thrift store I saw.


Here is a list of stores I like to visit:


Reformation – go to the one with the vintage section in LES.


Barney’s – for some inspiration, nice restrooms, people watching and a great variety of traditional brands and upcoming labels.


Glossier – a must if you like their products. I also liked the bored boyfriends sitting at the entrance.


The Frankie Shop – great blazers, tops and cute accessories.


The Vintage Twin – for the perfect Levi’s vintage jeans. Quite pricey though (200$) but maybe worth a try. Just tell them your size and the wash you like and they will find something for you.


The Real Real – secondhand designer fashion heaven!!! OMG


Camp Store – a camp themed indoor playground for kids. Great for shopping kids stuff, toys, books etc. I even found a signed copy of Eva Chens’ Juno book.


FAO Schwarz – a kids dream. Every single toy on the planet you will probably find there.


Credo Beauty – Clean beauty paradise and great expertise from the stuff.


Ina – If you are looking for designer vintage clothing go there.


The Sezane Apartment – this little gem is located in Nolita and so cute.


Bandier – I didn’t buy anything but was tempted. Great workout gear from different brands.


Mansur Gavriel – the store is so pretty!


Everlane – great basics produced in an ethical way.



What I wish I had done


I wanted to get a new conch piercing at Maria Tash and bailed last minute. And next time I will go to Face Gym for a killer facial work out!




What I wore


Find a lot more outfit details here.




I listened to



Photos: my own shot with iPhone

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3 Kommentare

  1. 04/06/2019 / 10:48 AM

    Dass wir uns zum Essen getroffen haben, hat mich sehr gefreut. :)
    Ich wäre auch so gerne in die Face Gym gegangen, ich fand es richtig spannend und stand eine gefühlte Ewigkeit vor dem Salon.
    Das steht auf meiner “To do” Liste bei dem nächsten NYC Trip!

    Ja, ich möchte nochmal nach New York, auch wenn ich vor Ort was anderes gesagt habe.
    Meine gesamten Eindrücke konnte ich sacken lasse und muss zugeben, dass ich nun Sehnsucht nach dieser Metropole habe,

  2. Sandra
    04/06/2019 / 1:45 PM

    Liebe Ari, danke für die Tipps. Diese kommen genau passend: bin heute in NY angekommen. Freue mich schon, einiges davon auszuprobieren. Besonders das Face Gym.:) LG Sandra

  3. Anja
    11/06/2019 / 3:19 PM

    Keine Folge verpasst, und KUWTK läuft in der 16. Staffel. Also nein, du bist nicht weird! :D
    Liebe Grüße und Danke für die Tipps,

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