I recently took a tiny, 24-hour sized bite out of the Big Apple. This 24-hour trip was the fourth in a yearly series, if you delete 2020 out of your mind like I do.
And despite the recent headlines claiming NYC is dead, we had a fantastic time and the city felt as alive as it has the past four years. I always leave New York and take renewed energy and inspiration back with me to the comparatively spacious ATL. This year was no different.
We crammed a lot in 24 hours, but I'll focus this blog on two highlights of the trip: Bergdorf Goodman and Trump International.
Our plane landed around 11am on the first Saturday of November. After a quick change of clothes at our hotel, we Ubered to our first planned activity: high tea at Bergdorf Goodman. If you've been to Harrod's or Galleries Lafayette, you understand that some department stores are like museums. Bergdorf Goodman had that same feel! The cafe on the 7th floor felt like a secret, sophisticated alcove for New York's elite to take a break from breaking the bank. I'd rate the high tea menu a 10/10. The service was not the best, but still good at an 8.5/10.
We had no set plans after tea, so we walked along Central Park, past the Plaza toward Columbus Circle in search of a fancy cocktail bar. Randomly, we checked to see if Trump International was close. It happened to be a stone's throw away. We walked through the heavy gold doors and easily found three chairs at the Jean-Georges bar. Comfortable, quiet and sophisticated, it was the perfect setting to throw back two ginger margaritas before trekking back to our hotel to change and begin the night (the only night) of our trip.