Monday, July 21, 2014

New York Part I: Central Park & The Met Museum

Last weekend, as part of my Style of Summer campaign with David Yurman, Sean and I flew to New York for a few days. I hadn't been to NYC since beginning my blog a couple years ago, so it was so much fun to revisit some of my favorite spots in the city.

We rented a great apartment through Airbnb, similar to what we had done a few months ago in Paris. It was in Chelsea, right on the High Line--I'll post a few pictures from that area later this week. On our first full day out, we headed for the Upper East Side to visit the DY Townhouse and do a little shopping.

Wandering on the Upper East Side
Top: Topshop | Skirt: ASOS (out of stock, same style here in black) | Shoes: Sperry Top-Sider and J.Crew (in photo below) | Bag: Givenchy | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Jewelry: thanks to David Yurman | Lips: NARS "Yu"

For a day of walking and sightseeing, I chose a light, comfortable jersey skirt and my new favorite crop top. Similar to the black midi I wore in Paris, this skirt travels really well, and it was a perfect weight for the hot, humid weather in the city. My white Sperry sandals were a great choice for walking long distances given the weather--the footbed is thicker and more supportive than the typical summer sandal, and the skinny, adjustable straps make it easy to stay comfortable even if my feet get a little swollen in the heat.

As we were walking around, I noticed there were so many pretty little flower shops everywhere! I loved all the corner delis with their little grocery sections and big displays of flowers out on the street.

Corner Flower Shop

We stopped by Laduree for some macarons and little macaron-topped sorbet cups, then we took our snack into Central Park and settled in near the sailboat lake, where it was about ten degrees cooler than it was on the city streets. There are a bunch of small remote-controlled sailboats on this lake, and you can rent the controllers and sail them around. It was so nice and peaceful to sit by the water and watch the boats go by.

Central Park Sailboats

Laduree Sorbet + DY Bracelets  David Yurman Bracelets Central Park

Central Park

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was our next stop after wandering through Central Park. Sean had never been there, so I was excited to show it to him. We walked through a few galleries, then headed up to the rooftop garden for some sparkling rosé (for me) and a John Daly cocktail (for him) and to check out the amazing views of Manhattan.

Park Avenue from Met Rooftop

Met Rooftop & Rose

We stayed up on the rooftop as the sun set (with what seemed like a good chunk of the rest of the people in Manhattan!), then headed back to the galleries to see some more art before the museum closed. Our day ended back toward our apartment, at Eataly, a huge, authentic Italian marketplace with amazing restaurants and food products all under one roof.

View from Met Rooftop

Stay tuned later this week for more from my visit to NYC!

x, Tam


  1. New York is one of my favorite places on this Earth...everything looks gorgeous!

  2. How awesome is it to be invited to be part of such a great brand!

  3. Wow I love the pictures! This reminds me of my of my trip to NY last year :) Thanks for sharing

  4. Thanks for recommending the Sperry sandals! I've been looking for a pair of comfortable walking sandals and these are perfect. Do you find that they run true to size or would you recommend sizing half a size up?


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