I’ve spent the last week in New York meeting amazing people and planning exciting things for our future. But I have a confession: I’ve spent a lot of time in New York over the years with work, I’ve done all of the things and seen all of the sights but I’ve never truly “got” it. This time has been different. I’m here for a really lovely reason, making big plans for our future and it’s like New York knew that. Every meeting we have had was brilliant, every person we met was inspired by what we are doing, every store we have visited has inspired us. I’ve eaten so many amazing things -a friend once said that Brian and I don’t travel, we eat our way across countries! Read on for some highlights from our trip.

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One of the highlights of our trip was sunset cocktails looking over the New York skyline. We headed to my favourite rooftop bar on top of Public Hotel in Bowery to watch the sunset. The cocktails are expensive but so worth it for the sunset over Manhattan! Sunset is the most magical time of day in New York, the Manhattan skyline glows as the sun sinks into the horizon.

Bryant Park is such a gorgeous spot to grab some lunch. I love it as it’s an oasis of green right in the heart of the skyscrapers. New York has the most gorgeous parks – Central Park to the Madison Square Dog Park, there is a park for everyone! Taking a walk in one of New York’s amazing parks is such a lovely way to unwind after a busy day.

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Most of our days in New York started with meetings, but breakfast meetings in The River Cafe proved to be the best way to start the day. Nestled riverside right under the Brooklyn Bridge, it offers the most amazing view peering across the East River at the downtown Manhattan skyline. It’s a must visit if you’re in New York!

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The Financial District in Lower Manhattan is a little more relaxing than the rest of the city. We had a couple of meetings in the Financial District and it was so lovely to spend an afternoon wandering around the area.

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