Photos by Tara
Hi everyone and happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. It was such a lovely weekend here in New York as we finally got a bit of Summery weather! I’ve mentioned before that I definitely find Summer a little difficult as it does get extremely warm and lets face it us Irish are just not built for the heat, haha! However, it’s such a fun time and I just love the longer evenings…so the pro’s definitely beat the con’s! There are a few things in particular I love about Summer in New York and I figured I’d do a quick post to share them with you. Hopefully you might get some ideas if you live here or are visiting…
First up, due to the fact that I am only waking distance from my favourite spot in Central Park – the toy sailboats pond – I go there any chance I can during the warmer months. When it starts to get very hot, it is the perfect place to flee to. One of my favourite coffee shops ‘Le Pain Quotidien’ is also right by the pond and I always grab an iced coffee when I’m there. I sit on one of the benches, watch the world go by (I’m obsessed with people watching) and it honestly just never gets old. Definitely pay a visit here if you’re in New York!
My go-to summer outfit is always denim shorts, a cute top, usually a hat & of course, my trusty CLUSE watch. This month I’m wearing the newest addition to their collection which is funnily enough called ‘Retro Blue‘. If the name fits, hey? :) If you would like to see some more ideas for Summer outfits, be sure to check out my latest video!
Another thing I love about Summer in New York is that we tend to eat out a lot more (I hate cooking so this is a BIG plus for me!!). The evenings are brighter, everyone’s in a good mood and treats are definitely more of a regular occurrence. I tend to walk a lot more in the Summer months so it all balances out…..well, that’s what I tell myself anyway ;) The doughnut you can see in the picture above is from ‘Dough Doughnuts’ and they are honestly one of my favourite sweet treats in NYC. I never even liked doughnuts before I moved here and now I can’t get enough. A must-try if you love them too! I actually have a whole separate post all about the ‘Best Sweet Tooth Spots in NYC’ if you are looking for some more, I recently found a page on Instagram called @FeedYourGirlfriend (lol at the name ha!) that shares loads of recommendations too. So much to eat, so little time, haha!
And last but not least, another thing I love about Summer in NYC is that the road trip options are endless. A lot of the girls get half day Friday’s during the Summer which means we can head off a little earlier for the weekend. You may have seen my video all about our recent trip to The Hamptons which was SO fun! Everyone loves getting out of the hot city at the weekend so people are always up for planning a spontaneous trip.It’s also a super easy kind of trip to pack for – my accessory essentials are always a cute sun hat, a classic pair of sandals, sunnies & a CLUSE watch. After going on our latest one, I remembered just how fun they are and I am so excited to go on some more this Summer. Next stop Chicago for 4th of July weekend. It will be my first visit there and I’m so excited!
Anyway time to get back to editing tomorrow’s video for you guys – I hope you enjoyed this post and it got you excited for all the Summer fun to come!
Have a great week,
*Huge thank you to CLUSE for sponsoring this post.