Don’t put away your winter boots and parkas away just yet, dear readers. For this edition of Travel Bug, we’ll be shooting through the city that needs no introduction — New York City. After hearing that Bonnie of Flashes of Style just moved into town, we thought we’d see how she was settling into her new hometown, and what’s made her favorites list so far.
1. Cafe Select. “As an avid brunch goer, one of the first places I sought out when moving to Manhattan was a spot where I could relax on the weekends with mimosas and pancakes. Cafe Select, located in the heart of SoHo, had exactly what I was looking for! The endless bread and jam totally lured me in, and boy, am I glad it did. I’ll be spending many more weekends at this adorable little cafe.”
2. Bleecker Bob’s. “At Bob’s, the collection of records, posters, and CDs is practically endless. It [is] pretty much impossible to walk out empty-handed. Can’t wait to see what I can add to my record collection from this place.”
3. Mud. “Located right outside of the Astor Place subway stop, Mud is a bright orange coffee truck that serves anything from lattes to cayenne pepper hot chocolate! The first time I checked it out, The Ramones were blaring from inside the truck, which is an A+ in my book. Who can go wrong with good tunes and good coffee?”
4. Village Style. “A new favorite spot in the East Village is Village Style, an adorable vintage shop containing beauties from decades past. [It has] the best selection of vintage that I have come by so far in the city. On my first visit, I couldn’t help but snag a beautiful mod style coat that has quickly become one of my staple pieces during this cold winter. I can’t wait to go back and scour the racks again, and I’m pretty sure in a few weeks, the shop owners will know me by name!”
Thanks for the tour, Bonnie! Readers — what are your must-dos for New York City?