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Bar Sardine NYC

Today is kind of like a new year. Summer vacation is over, we’re all going “back to school” and shit is about to get real for most people at work this week. Around this time I always feel a sense of new beginnings and a buzz in the air anticipating fall. This year I feel it amplified 1000x because we’re leaving the city in 10 days (eek!) and the feeling of change is palpable.

This weekend, we cancelled our trip to New Hampshire to start packing and enjoy the city for one last weekend (next weekend is NYFW so I’m not even counting that as real life). I’m so glad we did! Not only did we get a serious head-start on packing up the apartment but we also bought a new (king-sized!) bed, measured our new place, and did some final NYC exploring.

Although I’ve lived on the Upper East Side for 7 years now, I love heading downtown for a totally different feel in the city. When Calypso St. Barth reached out about partnering on a neighborhood guide to promote their Meatpacking location, I jumped at the chance because some of my favorite bars and restaurants are in that neck of the woods.

Check out my Instagram and Calypso’s for the guide and keep an eye on their home page for the Lemon Stripes feature coming soon. Talk about pinch-me moment!

Meatpacking Neighborhood Guide:
Bar Sardine for a warm-night cocktail and apps
The Meadow for the most beautiful flower arrangements
Claudette for a glass of rosé
Bluestone Lane Collective Cafe for coffee
Stray Kat Art Gallery to explore your artistic side
The High Line to watch the sunset

Bluestone Lane NYC

The High Line

Bar Sardine NYC

Bluestone Lane NYC

Bar Sardine NYC

Stray Kat Gallery NYC

Claudette NYC

Photos by Bekka Palmer.

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  1. Ooh…I love NYC guides! Now that we’re in the burbs, I only come in a few times a month and I really appreciate a list like this! I’ll have to check out Claudette and Bar Sardine! And yes, the sunsets from The High Line are pretty incredible! LOVE this black embroidered tunic! So versatile and timeless! You could style this a million ways!

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  2. Dana Mannarino said:

    Love love love your guide;) And that cashmere sweater is to die for.

    Dana | pink champagne problems

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  3. stylecusp said:

    Amazing! Congrats lady, this is super exciting 🙂

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  4. Rose said:

    Love this post—and so hard to believe you’ll be leaving the city so soon!!

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