In a New York Minute

with-love-7The start to August was an absolute, wonderful whirlwind. I was invited to New York on press trip with beauty brand EOS for the launch of their latest lip balm, EOS Crystal. I hopped on a redeye flight along with four other bloggers friends for an overnight adventure to the Big Apple. I was so excited to get back to Manhattan, even if just for a New York Minute.Packing NYCJFKOnce we landed at JFK, we were whisked into the city by a car service. As the skyline appeared, I quickly felt my sleepiness subside. New York has an incredible energy that immediately wakes you up! I was traveling with fellow style bloggers, Samantha, Alicia, Sydney and Cee. My blogger bestie Cee has recently moved away from Vancouver, so it was so fun to have a reunion on top of an already exciting trip.

We stayed at the beautiful boutique hotel, The Ludlow located in one of my favourite neighbourhoods, Lower East Side. On our last trip to New York, we stayed in an Air BNB just around the corner. I completely fell in love with the vibe and grit of the L.E.S. It boasts amazing restaurants, cafes, shops and is close to another favourite neighbourhood, Soho.
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This hotel is a blogger dream! Big white fluffy bed, a marble and gold bathroom and killer views of the city. There is also a new Drybar located right across the street from The Ludlow Hotel. I’m such a big fan of Alli Webb’s blow dry spots and wish I had time to visit! We ordered up room service (one of the best avocado toasts I’ve ever had) before heading to the Meat Packing District for the EOS Crystal launch event. Avocado ToastThe event was hosted in this beautiful, all white industrial space. We were greeted by the team with a glass of champagne, before walking through the showcase of the various EOS products. The new Crystal lip balms have just debuted and they’re sure to be a hit with EOS’ huge fan base. How cool are the new spheres? The completely clear formula is a blend of five nourishing natural oils without any wax products. Stay tuned for my interview with the brand next week.

Eos CrystalEos 2EOS main 1After the event, we wandered down to Soho. A pretty, instagramable coffee, well in this case, matcha was in order. Cha Cha Matcha is the super cute pink and palm tree printed matcha bar, located on Broome Street. Their coconut matcha drinks are just as delicious as they are photogenic. We made it just in time before they shut for the day, so we sat on their patio and enjoyed our beverages before dinner.
Cha Cha MatchaSoho 1Ludlow 5Nomo in Soho is a restaurant I’ve walked by many times before, but never dined in. The arch entrance leads into a beautiful glass ceiling room with incredible artwork displayed throughout the hotel lobby. We sat at a long table, and enjoyed rosé and family style dinner. The food was delicious, and it was so lovely to chat with the handful of other Canadian bloggers in town for the event.
Nomo Soho 2Nomo SohoNomo SohoAfter a very full day, I put on the cozy white robe and collapsed into bed. I was happy we had the next day in the city to soak up as much as we could before flying home. Style photos, brunch and all the instagram friendly spots we could fit in were on the agenda. Day 2 was so much fun, and I can’t wait to share more of our New York adventure later this week!

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Thank you to the team at EOS and Faulhaber for a fantastic trip
For more information on EOS’ new crystal lip balm, visit here

  • Amazing pictures!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • Thank you Jennifer! It was such a fun trip to capture

  • flowery

    Wow I would love to go to NY sometimes. Lovely pictures of you.

    xoxo

    Priscilla

    THE CHIC ADVOCATE

    • Thank you Priscilla! NYC is one of my favourite cities to photograph 🙂

  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra

    NY is such a beautiful city! You capture it perfectly!
    Adi xx
    fancycorrectitude.com
    instagram.com/fancycorrectitude

    • Thank you Adi !! It’s such a fun city to photograph. Something new around every corner to capture 🙂

  • What an amazing trip! Loved all the pictures of NY 🙂

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.
    http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.nz/

    • Thank you Paula! NYC is so fun to photograph

  • This looks amazing! What great photos!!

    xx, Elise
    http://www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

    • Thanks so much Elise!

  • Esraa Bassiouny

    OMG your images are to die for. I love it.
    Would you like to follow each other on bloglovin’? Follow me and I’ll follow you back.
    http://www.easys-tyle.com/

    • Thank you Esraa! Yes for sure. I’ll follow you now 🙂

  • Wow! Your photos were amazing!
    Looks like you had a great time

    SheenaLovesSunsets

    • Thank you Sheena! Appreciate you stopping by Style Calling :0

  • What a wonderful event! These pics are amazing.

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

    • Thanks so much Kathrine. It was a really fun adventure 🙂

  • Rach

    Your New York trip looks amazing!! Love these photos!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    • Thank you Rach!! It was so much fun.

  • Kate Amar

    What a fun trip! Beautiful pics – that hotel looks gorgeous!

    Hugs,
    Kate

    http://www.kategetsdressed.com

    • Thank you Kate! Appreciate you stopping by Style Calling 🙂

  • Looks amazing. I love NY!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Such a fun city! I hope to go back again soon. Always something new to see and explore

  • What a super fast and fun trip!

    xo | Cindy Elena
    http://www.boringclothes.com

  • Kay

    Such a lovely post!! Seems like a dream trip <3

    xoxo
    Kay | Style Unsettled
    http://www.styleunsettled.com

    • Thank you Kay! It was pretty wonderful, even if it was super quick 🙂

  • Kim

    I love your luggage bag! Been looking for something just like it.

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

  • Kiri Yanchenko

    Oh you are too lucky! I love the idea of those crystal lip balms.
    I might give them a go.
    That hotel is super stunning looking and the launch event looked wonderful.
    I love the look of their signature cocktail too!
    Getting excited for london!
    Kiri
    Set to Glow
    http://www.settoglow.com.au

    • London so soon!!! NYC was a good dry run for our Europe adventure 🙂
      Let me know if you have a chance to try the EOS Crystal lip balms. They’re SO well priced, vegan (no bees wax) and work really well. They should be launching in your neck of the woods in the next month!

  • Love The Ludlow Hotel – it’s SO gorgeous!! And still can’t believe you & Cee were whisked off to New York. What a fabulous opportunity not to mention the perfect way to spend time with our favourite gal! Hope you’re having a fabulous week!! xo

    http://www.girlandcloset.com

    • Thanks V! The Ludlow was such a dream. Those bathrooms were blogger heaven!
      A wonderful trip made even more special that Cee was along for the adventure. Happy Weekend to you!

  • April Rose Pengilly

    What a coincidence – I’ve been obsessively Pinning photos of the Ludlow bathrooms all week! Gorgeous shots and a lovely post. 🙂
    April xx

    | APRIL ROSE PENGILLY |

    • Have you really?? Too funny!
      I loved the Ludlow – great location, super cute rooms and fantastic staff. I would highly recommend it 🙂

  • That hotel room is gorgeous. The bathroom is a dream! You took great photos of New York, I am so proud of this city!!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Isn’t it stunning? All marble and gold fixtures – blogger heaven!!

  • Kara Aragon

    Beautiful photography. I’m obsessed with that bathroom. Looks like an amazing time.

    Kara Aragon
    http://www.thekaragon.com

    • Thank you so much Kara! New York is such a photogenic city

  • Ahhh my favorite city! Great photos!

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

    • Mine too! Something new to discover in NYC on every trip :_

  • Rach

    Omg that is such a cute place! I have to keep this one in mind if I head to NYC!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    • Thanks Rach! It’s such a cute hotel. Great location and the staff were awesome. Also, best avocado toast 🙂

  • Sounds like such an amazing event! The hotel looks fantastic and it’s so awesome that you got to spend time with fellow bloggers 🙂
    Dora
    http://www.adropofindigo.com/

    • Thanks Dora! It was such a fun trip, and made even better that I was able to share the experience with blogger friends 🙂

  • Looks like you’ve had so much fun! Loved looking at the photos, I love NYC!

    Have an awesome day!

    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

    • Thanks Kris! It was such a fun trip. NYC is such a great city

  • I love the LES, too, there’s some amazing restaurants around there! The hotel is absolutely gorgeous and Nomo is such a favorite of many, yet I too have never been; I have to visit! It sounds like you had such a great time, girlie, I can’t wait to read part 2! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • Ah you’re right!! The LES has some of the best restaurants – Egg Shop is one of my favs.
      Hope you’re enjoying the last moments of summer. Part two of the trip will be up shortly 🙂

  • Omg yay you went to Cha Cha Matcha! Dying to go to that place. Hope you had an awesome time in NYC babe!
    xx Rubi
    Pose & Repeat

  • Adele Miner

    Ah your pictures are just stunning, I am hoping to visit America next year and this post is just making me long for it all the more! I am so glad I found your blog also, you are doing really well with it. Keep it up! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

    • Oh thank you so much Adele! New York is an amazing city to visit. So much to see, do and discover.
      Happy to hear you like my blog – I’ll be sure to check yours out too 🙂

  • Zorica
    • It’s a wonderful place to visit! SO much to see and do 🙂

  • Krystin

    This sounds like the most amazing trip, Lyndi! So glad you had a great time! Beautiful photos, too!

    Krystin