Blog Tour: Meet Me in Manhattan by Claudia Carroll
Title: Meet Me in Manhattan Author: Claudia Carroll Published: 5th November 2015 Publisher: Avon Books
Hello bookworms. Today brings my stop on the tour for the mega blog tour that is Meet Me in Manhattan by Claudia Carroll. I have a wonderful guestpost from Claudia herself, so do check it out. As always, the other stops on the tour are listed below so do stop by their blogs for some other great content.
What’s your favourite place to go in Manhattan?
NYC is such a melting pot, you see all human life there, from the more underprivileged areas out in Queens and beyond, to the chi-chi districts like the Meatpackers and then the almost unimaginable wealth you see around the Upper East Side of Park Avenue.
Must do’s for me when I’m there would be spending an entire day in Macy’s on Herald Square, having a bite to eat in the View, (an incredible revolving restaurant overlooking the magic of Times Square,) and of course, seeing a Broadway show. Any show will do, once it’s on the Great White Way, you know it’s gonna be a good one.
Anyway, here’s a few other top places to go that I’d highly recommend. First up, Woodbury Common, just a 45 minute bus ride upstate of NYC, but trust me, if you’re a shopper this is NIRVANA. Imagine the biggest outlet mall you’ve ever visited, then multiply it by 10 and that’s Woodbury Common for you. Bliss.
Then there’s the gorgeous Café at the Rockefeller Center on Fifth Avenue., where you can sit, sip on a nice, reviving hot chocolate and look out on the view of ice skaters twirling on the rink beside you, as you recover from a day’s shopping. What’s not to love?
Another must-see is the Frick House on East 70th St in Manhattan. Astonishing really, it’s a magnificent stately home which houses the most incredible art collection, spanning everything from Old Masters to the most magnificent sculptures too. Plus there’s a library too, perfect for book lovers anywhere.
And if you fancy a not-too spendy dinner in a fabulously memorable surrounding, then do check out the dining concourse at Grand Central Station. So many gorgeous restaurants to choose from and they all overlook the main concourse three floors below, so you can sit and sip a lovely, refreshing glass of wine while looking down on busy commuters work their way home.