The Insiders’ Guide to Manhattan – Coming to you from Urban Genie – aka Paige, Frankie and Eva!

Today I am super excited to be hosting Sarah Morgan and her character’s on the blog.

Paige, Frankie and Eva have dropped by to tell us about the best places to see in Manhattan.

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What if the person who broke your heart, is the only one who can help you find your future?
Great friends. Amazing Apartment. An incredible job. Paige has ticked off every box on perfect New York life checklist. Until disaster strikes and instead of shimming further up the career ladder, Paige is packing up her desk.Her brother’s best friend Jake might be the only person who can help her put her life back together. He also happens to be the boy she spent her teen years pining after, and Paige is determined not repeat her past mistakes. But the more time she spends with Jake, the more Paige realises the one thing that was missing from her world all along. The perfect New York love story…

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Manhattan. It’s one of the most iconic places in the world, where anything is possible and where dreams really can come true. But, in the city that never sleeps, it can be hard to know where to begin! Here at Urban Genie we’ve given you the inside scoop on some of our favourite places, so you too can enjoy the city the three of us are lucky enough to call home.

Central Park – Central Park is an absolute must for all visitors to New York, whether you’re feeding the ducks, picnicking on Sheep Meadow, rowing on the lake or finding your own secret corner from which to watch the world go by. It’s the perfect place to relax and escape the hectic streets of Manhattan. If you’re visiting in the summer, why not take in one of the free concerts? And while you’re there, pop into the restaurant on the lake for a glass of wine. There’s nothing better!

The High Line – This mile and a half long stretch of green is a gem right in the heart of West Manhattan. A historic disused railway track, it has been transformed into a vibrant walkway of flowers, grasses and shrubs. Come here on a sunny afternoon to admire the stunning views, buy an ice cream or a cold drink and watch the world go by. It’s the perfect place to stroll with girlfriends (or a hot date!).

The New York City Ballet – While a trip to Broadway and Times Square is on everyone’s bucket list, we highly recommend a trip to see a performance at The New York City Ballet. Not only is the building itself gorgeous, the dancing is incredible, and you’ll be transported away by the grace and beauty of the dancers – we love it!

Bloomingdales – It’s a mystery how we managed to survive for so long without this fabulous department store. Full of all the latest fashions and enough designer labels to make us quiver, this truly is a shopper’s paradise. Plus, there’s a Magnolia Bakery right inside for a quick re-fuel, and one of the most delicious cupcakes you’ll ever eat!

The Flower District – Nestled between Seventh Avenue and Broadway, Manhattan’s flower market is a hidden oasis of colour in amongst the skyscrapers and concrete blocks of Midtown. Head there first thing in the morning to get the pick of the bunch!

Tiffany & Co. – Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and to buy the absolute best (or just to gaze at them longingly), head on over to Tiffany & Co. on 5th Avenue. You could even channel your inner Audrey Hepburn, and admire the sumptuously sparkling window displays while sipping your morning latte…

Top Of the Rock – While everyone else from out of town is re-enacting Sleepless in Seattle and heading for the observation deck of the Empire State Building, why not head to the Rockefeller Center? You’ll enjoy 360 degree views that include the Empire State Building. Even better, go at night and see Manhattan at its glitzy best. Take your camera and get ready to be stunned.

The Brooklyn Bridge – The Brooklyn Bridge connects our little corner of the world to the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. And it’s definitely worth a trip in its own right! Whether you’re strolling along it during the day admiring the river below, or heading over early evening for gorgeous views of the skyline full of glittering lights, Brooklyn Bridge is a place where magic can happen…

 

A huge thank you to Sarah for writing such a great guest post and to Cara at Mira for organising.

 

 

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