My sister and I took our mother for a quick getaway in New York and the 72-old wore us out! We took a 3 ½ hour gustatory walking tour of Greenwich Village that included historical insights between delicious tastings.  The two of us anticipated mother needing a rest afterwards – wrong! We went to our secret shopping gem and stayed until closing. We’re going to look good for the holidays! Back at our hotel, the Ritz-Carlton Battery Park, we relaxed and enjoyed the view – in my opinion second only to the Hong Kong Manderin Oriental.  A direct view of the Statue of Liberty, Jersey Shore Line and Brooklyn Bridge all lit up!

We enjoyed the hustle and bustle of Bloomingdales (I mean we’re REALLY going to look good for the holidays!) before walking to the Grand Central Station Oyster Bar for the best Salad Nicoise on the planet.

We couldn’t head home Sunday without doing the regular New York 5th Avenue touristy things – sticking our heads in the Plaza lobby, buying pashminas street-side, and strolling through Saks, but the best was gawking at Bergdoff’s holiday window displays. Absolutely breathtaking!  All the walking, all the shopping, all the excitement! Yep, I got tired in New York but NEVER tired OF it! Rebecca      

About Rebecca Woltz

Rebecca joined the Aladdin family in 2006 and has been in the industry over twenty-five years. Rebecca loves to spoil her clients with unforgettable experiences and is able to offer first-hand advice from exotic destinations around the globe.

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