Hello hello and happy Friday! I actually can’t believe it’s already the weekend again… This past weekend was spent in NYC and it feels like just yesterday I was there. This was probably my first trip to New York where I was not running around like a crazy lady. This time it was completely business free and I finally got to enjoy the city and its people without the stress of work.

It has been a while since I have actually looked forward to going out on the weekend, because lately I have just been inviting bottles of wine over to my apartment and watching Netflix. So to kick it all off, we started Friday night thirty stories high at The Skylark for light bites and cocktails. If you’ve never been to this rooftop hotspot, I definitely recommend. No matter what the season, it is the perfect place to go for endless views and delicious tastes. The Skylark just released their new fall cocktail list and the Mezcal and Bourbon were the go-tos.

Afterwards, we danced around the city for a bit and made our way down to where I was staying, the trendy Yotel.  Inspired by first class travel, the founder translated the language of luxury airline travel into small luxurious cabins just west of Times Square. All the way on the very top floor we ran to, popping bottles of Moët and cheers-ing over the stunning views from the cabin.

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The next morning to my surprise, was a Middle Eastern inspired breakfast cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant, the Green Fig. This I was not expecting at all but was so excited to see that they had a falafel waffle with poached eggs, and yes it was delicious. There is nothing like a good touch of home when traveling, and the Yotel did just that.

Photography: Scott Kaplan / @scottkaplanphoto