Come fly with me

In two weeks time it’s all Sayonara Stockholm and Woop Woop New York!
Me and Erik is going for 5 days. I’m psyched!
It’s going to be election night, the marathon (hell no – I’m not running but still), no kids and great food and shopping like sugar on top!
And it’s also going to be Erik’s 40th birthday. So do you have some cool ideas for us to do? Something I can surprise him with?

4 years ago we stayed in New York for a couple of months – it was great and I ended the stay by doing a feature for SVT about it so I think I covered the basics but maybe you have done or have a great plan for us?

I’ve heard this Sleep no more show is supposed to be fantastic. But what else? One of my best New York tips is taking a food tour. I did the one around Greenwich Village two times and Erik tried the Chinatown once. You hear lots about the neighborhoods and get tastings at different restaurants and bakeries. I’m kind of allergic to feeling like a real tourist, I want to be a cool local everywhere I go which is kind of stupid since touristy stuff is touristy by a reason… But if you get over your own coolness I recommend trying a tour. I even took a Helicopter tour and loved it.

But now for his day I need a plan….


Oh and yes – read about  Jenny and Jens adventures in New York last year!



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October 16, 2012 at 14:07

I just came home from a “babymoon” (last trip before the baby is coming) in NY, and I’m working on a guide for my blog :) we took a food tour as well – with tastings of cheese, chocolate and beer (for my boyfriend, anyway) – but I’ll write some more things (with pictures) on my blog during the following weeks :)

Isabelle McAllister
October 17, 2012 at 09:18
– In reply to: Cecilie

ok – thanks I will check it out!

October 16, 2012 at 16:21

Kul! Jag var i NYC i maj förra året och vi bodde på The Jane Hotel. Jättefint ställe med finfin personal i finfina outfits. Där kunde man låna cyklar så vi cyklade längs floden upp till Central Park och sedan runt i parken. Det var hur fint som helst! Trodde ej att jag någonsin skulle cykla i New York men det gick ju alldeles utmärkt. :) Åt bland det godaste jag har ätit på El Almacen i Williamsburg också. Så mina tips är alltså cykla! Och ät på El Almacen om ni gillar kött!

Isabelle McAllister
October 17, 2012 at 09:20
– In reply to: Helena

Bra idé med cykel – det har vi snackat om men aldrig gjort. Jag tror jag skulle älska the jane men det var tyvärr slut när vi bokade. tack för tips

October 16, 2012 at 17:54

You absolutely HAVE TO see Sleep No More! I’m not sure if it’s still running but it is incredible.

Isabelle McAllister
October 17, 2012 at 09:20
– In reply to: Cassie

ok then we go! It’s still running so lucky us.

October 16, 2012 at 20:28

You should take the IKEA boat shuttle from one of the piers in the Finance district. You will pass Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on your way to Brooklyn. IKEA is located in Red Hook which, if you ask me, might become the new hipster mecca after Williamsburg. Parts of it seems more or less abandoned while other streets have lovely small shops (vintage, handicraft, design) and nice cafés.

If you like cupcakes, you should definitely visit Butter Lane in East Village and try their Elvis cupcake and the popcorn cupcake. Yummie! I always buy a way too large box every time I visit NYC…


Isabelle McAllister
October 17, 2012 at 09:21
– In reply to: Ingomama

great tips- thank you!!

October 17, 2012 at 03:53

If you haven’t been to NY for a while, don’t miss the High Line park. Great design, great views, great people watching, and absolutely free. Happy travels!

Isabelle McAllister
October 17, 2012 at 09:27
– In reply to: p.

yeah forgot about it- they where making it to a park when we lived there so I havn’t seen it! tack

Joacim / Matkoma
October 17, 2012 at 19:17

Några småtips..

Har ätit något av det bästa jag nånsin ätit på Buddakan, en hel del vegetariskt också så det borde passa. Riktigt häftig lokal också som en gång var en bank tror jag.

Sullivan St. Bakery i Hells Kitchen, har bara några få fönsterplatser om man vill sitta men köp gärna med nåt gott bakverk eller bröd, fantastiskt gott surdgegsbröd, pizza och syltfyllda bombolonis är att dö för en smula.

Har inte varit där själv men ända sedan jag såg filmen City Island har jag velat åka ut till den lilla ön i utkanten av Bronx och käka på Lobster House längst ut på piren, det ser fantastiskt mysigt ut och antagligen extra vackert nu på hösten.

Isabelle: åh tusen tack – lobester piren ser ju toppen ut hoppas vi hinner! Buddakan är bra där har jag varit men det är länge sen!

October 19, 2012 at 16:37

Butter lane cupcakes are awesome. Also, right next to Butter Lane is the Big gay icecream shop. Across the street is a store called porchetta – great sandwich. Actually just make sure you walk down eat 7th street between tompkins square park and 1st ave.

The high line is worth a visit. Also, if you haven’t done it yet, the tenement museum is really good. If you haven’t seen the world trade center memorial its worth doing – but you have to book online in advance – its free.

Also, go to chelsea on thursday night for all of the new show openings in the galleries.