Sometimes you need a change of scenery to be inspired and recharge your batteries. This past weekend I went to Manhattan to visit a close friend. The train ride was the perfect 95 minute trip. I sipped on a piping cup of coffee while I worked on a project and responded to emails.
When I arrived in the city, we ventured to the West Village for brunch at Extra Virgin. The West Village is my favorite neighborhood in Manhattan, especially this time of year. I love the holiday decorated town homes and the Christmas trees for sale on the street corners. After shopping in the nearby boutiques we headed uptown to Henri Bendel to buy a few gifts. We spent hours walking, taking in the energy around us. In the evening we headed to the East Village for pasta and to 5 Ninth in the Meatpacking District for drinks.
Some people feel exhausted and stressed from the city, but I think it’s the best place to go when you need some sparkle and creativity.