In love with New York


I’ve lived in New York for more than a decade. Everything I need is here – work, friends, culture, and lots of places in the world are only a plane ride away.

The only thing I miss is my family, but every now and then I go back to Spain for a visit.

What I love most is the way the city transforms and changes, but still has really typical corners where time seems to have stood still. New York absorbs all the good from the peoples and cultures that pass through, becoming in the process a unique place.

It feels as though it’s several different cities in one. Strolling through the East Village, which is a hive of creativity, is like walking through an urban museum; then there’s the posh Upper East Side, arty Chelsea and beautiful West Village…. 

 The Lower East Side, is the most fashionable spot right now. Check out Houston St, Orchard St and Rivington St for amazing second hand shops.

Nolita, especially around Mott, Elizabeth and Mulberry Streets, is also retail heaven. Try Steven Alan for shirts, Very Resurrection for vintage.

My favourite museums? THE FRICK COLLECTION,  MOMA  and the  MET,  where I could spend hours.  

Secret spot for disconnecting? Central Park, The Jacqueline Kennedy Reservoir.

For drinks try the Rose Bar in the Gramercy Hotel. If the night goes on, try 1 OAK disco. 

My look today:

Cappuccino-coloured jumper by Ottod’Ame for NAC, a store in Madrid that’s filled with gorgeous clothes and accessories, practically every single one of which I want to wear. 

Jeans by Paige boots by Baltarini for Bgo&me; One of Alexander McQueen‘s iconic skull-print scarves, which I’ve had for at least 10 years; Both my ring and clutch are by Spanish & Sisters  for AB Oviedo

And then, of course, there’s my new special edition bold gold Blackberry. I traded in my old, obsolete one for this baby!  

In love with living in NY this time of the year!

Photos with McQueen scarf: Tim Bell