Despite the fact that I could never see myself living in New York, the Upper East Side is the one place that I would actually want to live in. I absolutely loved this neighborhood. From the gorgeous, towering apartment buildings to the quaint, ivy covered cafés - I felt like I was living halfway between Europe and Gossip Girl.
We spent quite a bit of time here during my trip to NYC, for this is where the majority of our friends live. Conveniently, there happens to be a Ladurée very close to one of our friend's apartments. This may be a significant contributing factor as to why I love this area so much. I mean, if you know anything about me at all, you probably know that I am obsessed with macarons. (When I lived in Paris, I spent the large majority of my money on macarons from Ladurée. Besides the fact that I love all things beautiful and French, macarons were the only gluten free pastries I could find. And they just happen to be incredibly delicious. I guess the word I'm looking for is "addiction".)
My absolute favorite part of NYC is Central Park, and I love how close it is to the Upper East Side. How lovely would it be to just walk a few blocks to the park and lounge there all day? Or dare I say, have a view of the park from your bedroom window... I mean, a girl can dream, right?
My happy place.
How gorgeous are those hydrangeas?!
Snacking on macarons and grapefruit Pellegrino at a darling French café. Bliss.
Hanging out at Lauckey's apartment before hitting the bars. Love these ladies!