Innside by Meliã

Both chic and hip, this hotel is perfect for a family trip, as it offers living room and sofa bed at a respectable price. Located in Midtown, it’s within walking distance of the now-famous High Line, Pier 57 and Little Island, New York’s new park on a man-made island. From here, it’s just as easy to get around by bike (download the the Citi bike app) to go just about anywhere (Soho, Tribeca, Lower East Side, Central Park). The rooms are comfortable and less expensive than many other for the same thing. We love the various terraces where you can a coffee or an aperitif. The gym on the 20th floor offers a splendid view and friendly service.

132 W 27th St,


Tiffany & Co.


If you’re planning a visit to New York, here’s an address to add to your list: the new Tiffany & Co. store on 5th Avenue, which has just reopened its doors after four years of renovations. Dating back to 1940, this mythical store—which featured in Breakfast at Tiffany’s—has been completely redesigned by architect Peter Marino. Its 10 floors are now filled with archival pieces, refined homewares, glittering jewellery and spectacular works of art, including pieces by Damien Hirst and Julian Schnabel. Extend your tour and enjoy tea or an aperitif at The Blue Box Café, which is run by famous French chef Daniel Boulud.

610 5th Ave,

Local Canadian Brands


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Canada’s darling brands, Maguire and Mejuri, are both located on New York’s Lower East Side.  Maguire offers quality footwear at fair prices, while Mejuri offers an array of simple jewelry designs that are very much on trend at the moment. We’re taking advantage of our stay to support the local brands we love.

198 Elizabeth St,

43 Spring St,



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Insta-worthy brands Frankie Shop, Reformation and Everlane are all located on the Lower East Side, within walking distance of each other.  After seeing their looks throughout our feeds, we’re keen to take a closer look at the materials and cuts.

100 Stanton St, 

156 Ludlow St, 

28 Prince St, 




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Located in Tribeca, this French bistro is a favorite with New Yorkers, and its chef is a Québécois, Riad Nasr, who worked for years at the L’Express restaurant on St-Denis Street in Montreal.  The menu features classics presented with elegance and minimalism: white asparagus (in season), beef tartare (the best I’ve had in a long time!), duck confit (tender and tasty)… everything was delicious.  There’s a fine selection of wines by the glass, the atmosphere is lively and the welcome from maître d’hôtel Émilie Campbell, another Québécoise expatriate in the Big Apple, was warm.

241 W Broadway,

Bar at Momofuku KO


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Well-known for his “Noodle Bar,” chef David Chang offers a more elaborate contemporary Asian-American cuisine at KO by Momofuku, his Michelin-starred restaurant.  Our more economical and equally gourmet tip is to reserve a seat at the bar at KO for the famous “cold fried chicken” and mini foie gras burger.  All you’ll want to do is return to this Lower East Side address!

8 Extra Place,