Views of New York are always breathtaking, especially when you can admire them from an amazing hotel. I had a pleasure to stay in The Sago Hotel in Lower East Side, one of the most beautiful hotels I’ve ever been to. It’s located in the coolest area of Lower East Side, close to all bars and cafes. Not only the interiors make you feel like home, but also the friendliest stuff. We didn’t want to come back to London! These pictures were taken in the penthouse on the 8th floor and this view just took my breath away.
I also wanted to show you my tiny jewelry from two Polish brands Apart and Artelioni. It’s classic and timeless. Nothing can bring a smile to our face like a pretty necklace ( or a mix of necklaces ) or a ring. I’m back in London and already miss New York like crazy!
New York, you’re the coldest place on Earth. I expect winter in February, but – 20 C was a little too much. Luckily I prepared myself well, this gorgeous bottle green faux fur coat from Avenue32 kept me warm during the coldest day in NY. Maybe I shouldn’t complain, so many random people asked me where is it from and ask if they can touch it. Well, I didn’t mind…
The rest of my outfit is not complicated, just blue jeans, black boots and the new Louis Vuitton Twist bag. We took these photos in Lower East Side and Soho. The shop with magazines in my background is located on Kenmare Street, they have a fantastic selection of international magazines and newspapers that one would have trouble finding. We spent there hours after shooting browsing magazines.
( wearing THP.SHOP x Avenue32 green faux fur jacket, Re/Done jeans, Brandy Melville t-shirt, Top Shop boots or brown, Louis Vuitton Twist bag )
If you travel a lot from one city to another, then you become a master in planning your trip and how to make it quick and comfortable enough. From choosing the best airlines, to the transport from the airport to the city centre of your destination. To be honest, when I’m planning a trip for fashion week, for example to Paris or New York, I spend hours in front of my computer organising it, booking tickets, choosing the right times etc. Especially with New York where I’ll be flying next week for fashion week. My trip is almost organised ( yay! ) and I couldn’t be more excited. I usually fly by British Airways, occasionally with Virgin Atlantic. Feeling safe on long distance flights for me is a priority. Then I use Blacklane , a global driver service available in the biggest cities around a world, to pick me up from the airport and drop off at the hotel I’m staying. It’s so important to have a comfortable ride with with my heavy suitcase ( or two.. ) while having a chat with the nicest drivers in NYC. After a long 8 hour flight from London to New York I’m the most talkative person in the world If you’re planning any trips to Paris, New York, LA, Rome or anywhere else ( check available cities ) I definitely recommend you use Blacklane – you can book your ride before your trip here. And yes, NYC, I’m coming for you next week! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and snapchat for live updates. x
( wearing Reformation dress, Stuart Weitzman via Russell & Bromley over-the-knee boots, Saint Laurent bag )
Paris it’s always a good idea! I’ve just come back from a few days long trip to Paris for Men’s Fashion Week. I had the pleasure to stay in The COQ Hotel my favourite boutique hotel located very close to Jardin de Luxembourg and Saint Germain. I feel like it’s my home away from home. I’ve stayed there for the second time and enjoyed it even more than the last time. I love small boutique hotels because they’re cosy, very often run by its members, who take care of their guests with special attention and it feels like home. The lobby and the lounge in COQ hotel is arranged in a beautiful living room setting ( I wish I had such an amazing one in my London flat! ) with designer furniture and home accessories, from magazines to photography books. Plus a lot of plants and a glasstop roof which gives the whole area a winter garden look where you can enjoy your time with a glass of French wine and eventually play Scrabble or Monopoly, or more realistically work on your computer or iPhone.
You can see more photos from my trip on my Instagram. And if you’re planning to visit Paris soon, I can highly recommend a stay in COQ hotel.
15 Rue Edouard Manet
No point denying it, it’s freezing cold in London! I don’t even know what is better, 0 Degrees without snow as in London or even colder but with snow. I would rather stay with the London option, because I can at least choose and wear my favourite shoes. These are not any type of snow boots, or even ankle boots. Sandals are my favourite kind of shoes, especially when matched with winter clothes for a good balance. I don’t mind adding to them some black over the knee socks too.
But coming back to the photos below, I’m wearing a perfect black dress from Privacy Please, the new brand available exclusively in Revolve Clothing. What I love the most about their dresses is a great girly fit and also soft, very comfy fabrics – that’s exactly what I want to put on every morning without even thinking and planning what to wear that day. I added to it a blue sheepskin jacket and Raye sandals, also available exclusively on Revolve Clothing.
Another advantage of the low temperature in London is that streets are empty, it’s much easier to take photos without too many people in the background. My next stop is Paris, Men’s Fashion Week in three days. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and snapchat for live updates, straight from the runways!
ph. Aida Nizankowska
( wearing Privacy Please Perry dress via Revolve Clothing or in floral print , Raye sandals via Revolve Clothing, Sandro sheepskin jacket similar here , J.W. Anderson bag on sale now! )