NYC Fit Trip (kind of :) )

Just spent the weekend in NYC! So much fun, but having been once before, I wanted to focus on some health and fitness stuff as well as spend lots of time with my gorgeous friend Rachel Ciandella. Here are the highlights!

Arrived at Rachel's friend's amazing apartment which he really graciously allowed us to stay in for the weekend. 

 

Saturday

Headed to Yoga To The People to interview the manager of their NYC studios Alena for the True Yoga Collective. Can't wait to share this with you guys! Really love the concept of their studios and how they make them accessible.

Next up, checked out a class with top NYC trainer to the stars (Rosie H-W, Anne Hathaway, many others) Simone De La Rue at Body By Simone. I also have her book now which is an 8 week detox and workout plan, and I'll be reviewing this on the blog!

We followed this up with a walk along the skyline, shopping in Meatpacking (checking out yoga tops at the Lulu Lemon store :) ), and drinks on the roof at the Gaansevoort Hotel

Saturday Night

French dinner, followed by Karaoke in Sing Sing and fun and frolics in the Lower East side. Will spare you the pics :) 

Friday night

The Bowery Hotel was the perfect place to start after a long flight. After a drink at the bar, we headed to their Italian restaurant, where we tucked into truffled polenta fries, artichokes parmigiano and baby beets salad, along with a gorgeous bottle of barbaresco .



Sunday

Cleared our hangovers with a juice from The Juice Shop - really love this place. This one's the Blue Monday acai, blueberries, banana, coconut water, vanilla, and Himalayan sea salt

Then...Central Park! So gorgeous, and it was a brilliant, hot, sunny day, the perfect weather :)

A little stroll down 5th Avenue.....

 

...to a workshop with David Life (founder of Jivamukti yoga) at JivaMukti. Really interesting experience, I'll be reviewing this separately - stay tuned!

You can take a ferry taxi over to Williamsburg, a Shoreditch-like area in Brooklyn. And on a day like this it seemed the only option. 

Via several gorgeous little shops (bought far too many shoes!), we made a beeline to the Whyte Hotel for a glass of wine and nibbles, as well as a pretty incredible view.

Dinner was at Marlow & Sons, and we tucked in happily to a collection of seafood and salad based tapas, as well as an insane salted caramel chocolate tart. Such a great trip!