We are packing up our most fabulous jewels for our next trunk show in NYC and we couldn’t be more excited to be heading to the city that never sleeps! New York is such an iconic city with an endless amount of things to see, eat and do. Luckily our friends at Greenwich St. Jewelers, Christina and Jennifer Gandia, have filled us in on the best the city has to offer. Whether you love to explore, enjoy musicals, or fabulous shopping (like a Single Stone trunk show) the city has something for you. Keep reading to discover why NYC is the ideal choice for your next vacation destination.

Don’t forget to join us October 13-15th for our annual Trunk Show, we can’t wait to see you there!

 

Greenwich St. Jewelers, Jennifer and Christina Gandia

Best place to stay?

GSJ: The Beekman is a truly gorgeous property. The lobby alone is an interior decor lovers dream. It’s a bit of a splurge, but it’s an experience to remember. If not there the Crosby Street hotel in Soho has a chic vibe and serves as an amazing jumping off point for exploring

THE BEEKMAN, A THOMPSON HOTEL | 123 Nassau St, New York, NY 10038

Favorite shopping destination and why?

CG: There has been an incredible rejuvenation of the entire downtown neighborhood. Within a few blocks of our store we have access to everything from Saks and Gucci around the corner at Brookfield Place to longtime neighbor Century 21 for the best deals.

JG: I’m a boutique shopper and I love to explore. One of the best shopping areas that’s still under the radar is Tribeca. It’s a beautiful neighborhood to get lost in and has serious fashion shopping like Thom Browne, Issey Miyake and Gary Graham as well as amazing multi-brand shops like 108 The Store and La Garconne.

ISSEY MIYAKE | 119 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013

Favorite restaurant and what’s the best thing on the menu?

CG: I’m a huge oyster fan. There’s a great spot on the Hudson river called Grand Banks. It’s actually a hand built wooden ship that has been completely restored. They are a part of this oyster shell recycling initiative called Billion Oyster Project (BOP), which is working towards restoring the oyster beds in NYC. A lovely spot to sit outside, sip rose and enjoy stunning views.

JG: Nobu’s new home at 120 Broadway has refreshed the look and feel of this NYC sushi institution. They created the miso cod dish craze and let me tell you, they still do it better than everyone. I’d be remiss not to mention Augustine, the new restaurant at The Beekman hotel. I’ve only been there once, the night I got engaged (with a Single Stone ring!) so I might be biased but you feel transported by the decor and the food. I highly recommend a visit!

GRAND BANKS | Pier 25 Hudson River Park, New York, NY 10013

 NOBU | 195 Broadway, New York, NY 10007

Favorite local dessert spot?

JG: So many choices… I have an ice cream obsessed niece who takes me to all the new dessert spots. We love 10Below for their famous ice cream rolls. And, Black Tap milkshakes are really as delicious as they look on Instagram.

CG: We love BIlly’s Bakery on Franklin and often use their desserts for celebrations in the store. Everything they make is delicious but my favorite is the Key Lime Pie – it’s TDF!!!

BLACK TAP | 529 Broome St, New York, NY 10013

Must see destinations while you are visiting?

JG: The Highline is a must see and is the perfect day out if you pair it with a visit to the Whitney museum. They have incredible, thought provoking programming that I always enjoy.

CG: The new observation deck in 1 World Trade has the most breathtaking views in the city and the elevator ride itself is such a fun experience.

THE WHITNEY MUSEUM | 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014

THE OBSERVATION DECK at 1 WORLD TRADE CENTER | 285 Fulton St, New York, NY 10007

Best way to spend “Family Day”?

CG: The Financial District is a terrific neighborhood for family activities. We love taking our kids to the Seaglass Carousel in Battery Park, it’s magical! For adventure mixed with a bit of history take a ride on the Staten Island ferry to get a close look at the Statue of Liberty and follow it up with a visit to South Street Seaport for a bite to eat.

STATUE OF LIBERTY  | Liberty Island, New York, NY 10004

SEAGLASS CAROUSEL | State St & Water St, New York, NY 10004

Best kept NYC secret (that you’re willing to share)

GSJ: New York is fairly easy to navigate and there’s no excuse not to roam around. If you do you will see why people love this city, there is always something to discover if you save time to get lost and explore!

Comment below if you have been to NYC and have some recommendations of places we need to check out, we would love to hear from you!