Archives for October 2019

NYC + Fave Fall Outfits

What a week! We flew to NYC, stayed at TWA hotel for one night, then I traveled to Paris by myself for 4 days (the pups stayed in NYC) and finally, back to NYC at 1 Hotel for the weekend. 

I felt great flying back to NYC and then the next morning, bam– woke up sick. Even the most carefully planned schedule can still be too much. I admit this week was definitely overboard — I knew it would be with all the flying and time zones. But still, I had preparations. Immune system pills, CBD oil, calming sprays, turmeric, probiotics, lots of rest + naps.

ANYWAYS, although I napped most of NYC away, I put together these Fall outfits and photos around town. The weather was bipolar, per usual, but there is no other city like NYC. By the way, here’s my Dog Friendly NYC Getaway Guide and Where To Eat With Your Dog in NYC. I posted them a couple years ago but there are some good gems in there. 

 

Top: ZARA
Jeans: Frame
Boots: vintage
Leashes + Collars: SAINT RUE

How cute is this little wispy top from Zara?? I also want to wear it with a black silk midi skirt and slides. You can really dress this up or down- it’s so chic and simple.

Next stop: Duane Reade…

This look definitely needed some sheer black tights to finish it off for Fall. ๐Ÿ™‚ I bought some cheapies for $3.99 and quickly changed behind a product sign. The surveillance cameras got an eyeful, for sure. 

 

Top, skort + boots: ZARA
Box bag: Topshop
Leashes + collars: SAINT RUE
Dog sweaters: Spotted by Humphrey

Onto a casual look…

Especially for a city like NYC, you need a t-shirt + sneaker look for all that walking. These houndstooth plaid (what is the proper name for this print??) pants are actually thick leggings from Zara with a button and zipper. They are SO comfortable and I even wore them on the flight home.

You can pair these with so many looks. Throw on a cute puffer jacket or blazer! I ended up wearing a vintage robe I found in Paris.

 

1 Hotel Central Park

Sustainable + stylish.

1 Hotels does just that with a conscious attitude towards our environment and keeping their footprint small — as much as an upscale hotel possibly can.

Beyond the ivy-covered exterior, enter through the doors of 1 Hotel Central Park, which by the way are composed of 16,000 twigs, and walk into a live terrarium. Beautiful hanging plants and even more greenery on the reclaimed wood walls beckon you in. 

Rooms are rustic and modern with LEED certification, reclaimed wood walls and accents, hangers made of 100% post consumer recycled materials and even the room keys are made from recycled woods. You’ll find a reclaimed chalkboard for your notes and doodles too!

In front of the elevators, an adorable farm table with fresh market fruits is available to grab on-the-go (free). Such a cute detail!

Location, location, location.

Only a few minutes walk and you’re at Central Park! Perfect for the pups. Weston + Fira couldn’t wait to explore and chased quite a few squirrels. It’s definitely a busy location, as it’s smack in Midtown, but great if you’re looking to do some tourist activities in the city. Our favorite part was being so close to the Park. Did you know Central Park allows dogs off-leash before 9AM and after 9PM? Check out my NYC Dog Friendly Getaway Guide for things to do with your dog. 

1 Hotels loves pets and charges no pet fee! They also provide a cushy dog bed, bowls and toys. 

TWA Hotel

We just had a one-night stay at the new TWA Hotel at JFK and I’m already writing this post so I don’t forget anything! I flew the next day to Paris so it was the perfect opportunity to stay right at JFK (the only hotel at JFK airport) to save time and stress. It was such a relief that the airport was literally just across the way.

I honestly don’t want to stay at any other hotel in New York- lol!

We disembarked from Jetblue Terminal 5, so we didn’t need to take the Airtran (score) and a short walk later, we were strolling through the red-carpeted wings of TWA.

dog friendly hotel twa

Reimagined from famed architect Eero Saarinen’s 1962 TWA flight center, this hotel was made for aviation and design fans. 

Ah, 1962 — when air travel was glamorous!

Leashes + Bag Strap by SAINT RUE
Top + Skirt by ZARA

Have a layover in New York?

If you have a layover at JFK, you can also book just for the afternoon (4 hour minimum)! Book a room to take a nap, shower, freshen up. And how perfect if you’re traveling with your dog? You both have somewhere to chill stress-free and relax.

I wish every airport had a hotel like this. We asked about the rates but it varies, depending on time and occupancy. 

The best feature of this hotel, in my opinion, is that you can book late checkout for only $25 per hour. Check out is at 12pm so we were able to check out at 4pm for $100 more! Very helpful when you’re traveling and need the extra time, especially with dogs.

THE ROOMS

For the rates (starting at just $179), TWA Hotel exceeded my expectations. It feels first-class, from the brand new mid-century Knoll furniture in the rooms, the gleaming “Mad Men” style accents, TWA red branding everywhere, and the expansive size of the hotel itself. 

512 sound-proof rooms with either views of the runways or the Flight Center. Every room features floor-to-ceiling windows with power-controlled shades for extra privacy and blacked-out sleep. Pet fee is only $25 per pet but they don’t have any extra pet amenities. Right outside the lobby are plenty of grassy areas.

Oh, the gym…

At 10,000 square feet, TWA Hotel has the world’s biggest hotel gym. It boasts a Peloton studio with 20 bikes, TRX machines and tons of training equipment. We made sure to take advantage of it and sweated off the jetlag! If you’re not a guest, day passes at the gym go for $25.

And a rooftop pool, of course.

It was a bit chilly so we didn’t get to use the pool but we had lunch at the Pool Bar. The views were so unique. Watching planes take off right in front of you? So. freaking. cool. 

Food options at the hotel were very good and varied. Paris Cafe, by famous chef Jean Georges was very tasty and so was the aforementioned Pool Bar. The “Departures Hall” presents a casual food hall with eateries like Halal Guys, empanadas, oat/fruit/acai bowls + more. 

Whew! I feel like there’s so much to talk about here. Reading Room filled with Herman Miller iconic furniture, TWA branded gift shop, bars/lounges, lots of photo ops and even a free photo booth.

The Connie

Right behind the hotel is an original L-1649A plane that has been transformed into the cutest cocktail lounge! It’s even fitted with the original pilot cockpit and airplane seats. It’s like going back in time. ๐Ÿ™‚ I cannot wait to stay again. I just have to say, this post was not sponsored. I even checked the FAQ before booking and they specifically have a line “NO influencer/special media stay requests” lol!

Would you stay at this hotel?? I already want to go back!

 

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