Sky Ting Yoga
This is a beautiful, naturally lit yoga studio in Tribeca. It has a cool vibe and a cozy lounge area with a nice comfy tub of pillows. We took Krissy’s class and it was so lovely, and while we practiced we had some beautiful views of the city.
YogaWorks is a favorite. They have passionate teachers who make yoga accessible for everyone, and offer a practice that can be applied on and off the mat.
Bluestone Lane Cafe
We could definitely feel the influence of the renowned coffee culture of Melbourne, Australia, at Bluestone Lane. This was a recommendation from Kathryn Budig, and she didn’t let us down! Their famous Beet Latte and Avocado Smash were both delicious.
Nestled in the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, the Oculus is an architectural goddess. She looks like the inside of a conch shell.
One World Observatory
Located downtown on the top three floors of One World Trade Center, this observatory is really incredible. The views are absolutely stunning, and really allow you to take in the majesty of this beautiful city. This architectural masterpiece is structurally impressive, unique, and designed for sustainability.
The Ramble Self-Guided City Tour in Central Park
I say self-guided, but I had a guide–thank goodness my co-ambassador Brant knew his way around. It was nice to explore this piece of Mother Nature untouched by the hustle and bustle of the city. The 38-acre Ramble has beautifully designed winding paths, so you can take in one of the country’s best bird-watching destinations.
Birch Coffee NYC
We happened to find this place as we were walking between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, craving a cup of coffee. By far the best Hemp Milk Latte I’ve ever had—it was the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.
Brant and I took three different subways to get to the other side of the East River. For a moment, I thought we wouldn’t make it, and almost gave up. I was so happy when we finally made it over to Brooklyn. Although it was sprinkling a bit, we had epic views of Manhattan. It was so peaceful to be able to take in the city from the other side, and the Bridge was stunning.
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory
When in Brooklyn … this place is a Brooklyn icon, so we indulged in the decadence of their delicious offerings. It’s also beautiful to walk around this area and enjoy the famous NYC skyline.