One of the things I love the most about New York City is the cocktails -my boyfriend would argue it’s actually all about the craft beer – but he’s wrong.
Luckily, on my recent trip to New York I managed to sample a few – all in the name of research obviously – and I’ll do a few New York guides (if you’d like?) on the best places to eat/drink/play. But for now, here are two new favourite cocktails that I wanted to share with you – hopefully, these will make a great addition to your summer BBQ’s and parties.
I absolutely LOVE hotels.I’m genuinely fascinated by them, always have been. I love the smell, the bustle, the feeling of one room living. I’m also deeply interested in what goes on behind the scenes in hotels (have you been watching that Richard E Grant series on Sky Atlantic about hotel secrets? If not, Series 2 is on NowTV – well worth a watch). So many weird things happen and strange behaviour played out – it’s enthralling. But all that is another story… I was chatting with someone on Twitter last night about my stay in New York, they have booked the same hotel and I couldn’t praise it highly enough – which then reminded me that I hadn’t actually blogged about it.
So if you’re on your way to New York then check out Hotel Mela a fabulous hotel that’s right in the heart of Manhattan…
Hotel Mela located 120 West on 44th Street. Right in the heart of Times Square this hotel has defiantly got the home from home vibe down. Large, memory foam beds with plenty of pillows and thick black out curtains to hide the noise and bustle of Times Square – I can honestly say i’ve not had a better night sleep in years (and bear in mind I was in a car accident the day before!!).
The Hotel Mela really is the perfect place to base yourself, especially if you’ve never been to New York before! It’s tucked up a side street so you have a moment to catch your breath being entering the fray. The hotel is less than two blocks from all the shopping on Fifth Avenue, within five blocks of the New York Public Library and the Rockefeller Centre, and Central Park and the Museum of Modern Art are within 15 blocks.
We managed to walk EVERYWHERE from the hotel so it really is ideally situated. OH and free wi-fi so you can update all your friends back home of the wonderful time you’re having… images of hotel mela via crshotels on flickr
Well, it’s not been THE best week of my life. The stress of trying to sort out my car insurance (since its now been confirmed that my car is a complete and utter write off), trying to rest up so my injuries heal, battling jet lag and fighting against a tide of work is slowly and surely taking its toll.
I’ve been trying to hold on to the fact that everything happens for a reason and I wondered if that’s something you believe in too? I mean, being in a car accident isn’t ever something that you’d want to happen but the fact I walked away with a bruises and injured ribs instead of it being much worse must’ve been part of the plan in some way. Truth is I convinced myself that I had worked hard and deserved my new car but I was never really comfortable driving it. I don’t know what it was, but every time I got on the motorway I had this feeling it was going to break down. A complete and random thought as it was a newish car and there was absolutely nothing wrong with it. Continue reading “Does everything happen for a reason?”