UntitledThis is our itinerary take 1. I’ve visited the city twice before and so many of you gave me suggestions on twitter so I took those into account when I created the above. I tried to separate days in to areas however if you have any particular places (shops included) you think we should visit leave me a comment and I’ll slot them in to my final plan. Last time we were there we booked for a week and were snowed in for a further 3 days so this trip needs this advanced planning or we’ll never fit in everything we want to do.

The holiday marks our second wedding anniversary and that’s the only day we have locked in right now, we want to have lunch at The Plaza, stroll around central park (maybe a carriage ride but that kind of freaks me out) and then of to Tiffanys – excited! We visited the Top Of The Rock last time but didn’t skate so as it’s a romantic occasion we wanted to do both this time. Again another thing we missed in the last trip was The Statue and we wanted to do the night tour of brooklyn this time too so to kill two birds with one stone we plan to do the Circle Line harbour lights cruise, we’ll see the city from the outside and get up close to the statue all lit up – perfect.

The food choices I have here are all just ideas right now too.. before we go I want to schedule the ones we really want to eat at to make sure we fit them in leaving a couple of opportunities for spontaneity. I absolutely love New York and because I just don’t know when I’ll get to go back I want to cram in as much as possible. If you have and suggestions let me know.. I’m going to find it difficult to think of anything else for the next couple of weeks!

Miss BB



  1. Joanne
    11 January, 2014 / 3:09 pm

    Tick Tock diner…big thumbs up! I preferred Red Lobster to Bubba Gumps personally for the food. Alice’s Tea Rooms (the one near Bloomingdales) is famous and really nice food, especially the scones! Katz Deli was great for the experience but food I think was very overrated (chips were just like the steak chips from Iceland…you know the huge bag for a £1 haha) but the experience of going is great, dodgy area though!
    Chinatown was great if only for the coat and dagger experience of buying a ‘designer’ bag behind closed doors. OMG me and my daughter laughed like crazy…felt like a crazy NYC experience but fun.
    Greenwich Village is my fave area…Bleecker St. is a definite must visit.
    One thing I would advise if you are going to buy any American confectionary is to steer away from the Hershey Store or anywhere similar and buy from K-Mart in Penn Station (the clothes section is upper ground opposite Tick Tock).
    I bought the giant Snickers bar and the Reese’s peanut butter cups…they were the enormous ones which in all other stores were $24.99 each but in K-Mart were $9.99. I literally bought a suitcase of confectionary back from there as that was the most requested from family. (Prefer Cadburys though haha)

    Anyway your plan looks great…very envious but I plan to go back again very soon. Have a great time, which you will of course 🙂 xx

  2. 11 January, 2014 / 4:14 pm

    Yay New York! I’m a native New Yorker, so may I suggest a couple of things?

    Go to the shops on 5th ave : Sephora, J. Crew, Antropologie. Theres so many shops there but its so much less crowded than Herald Square (34th Street)

    If you like girly & cute, try Alice’s Tea Cup for cakes and tea!

    Greenwich Village is my favorite area of the city, CowGirl is a yummy BBQ restaurant, I love to window shop the high end stores in that area, but BookMarc (Marc Jacobs lower priced store) is pretty cool.

    Have fun!!


  3. Clare
    11 January, 2014 / 4:37 pm

    Wow.. Your trip sounds amazing.

    Can I ask how you booked your trip? I’m trying to sort a special trip for my hubby’s birthday at the end of the year and would love Mew York but not really sure where to start in terms of pricing it up.
    Thanks Clare xx

  4. Jessica
    11 January, 2014 / 7:21 pm

    Im goin to new york the same day!! Just looked up the harbour lights tour and i dont think it runs this time of year or maybe i was reading wrong.. Would love to try the cheesecake factory!! What shops are in greenwich village! Have you not been to the outlets before?

    • missbudgetbeauty
      11 January, 2014 / 7:58 pm

      oh no, that’s such a shame 🙁 I’ve not been to the outlets but the cheesecake factory is lush

      • Jessica
        11 January, 2014 / 8:10 pm

        The outlets are very good especially woodbury commons! Is there a cheesecake factory in manhattan?

  5. 11 January, 2014 / 8:32 pm

    You have to get a pastrami on rye from Katz deli, it’s like a man vs food challenge but it is so good! Like the largest sandwich I have ever seen. EVER.


  6. Jen
    11 January, 2014 / 9:27 pm

    If you go to the visitor centre in Bloomingdales and show your driving licence or passport you get 10% off, think macys might do this too.

  7. 12 January, 2014 / 1:31 pm

    this sounds amazing! the skating in particular sounds lovely !

    I would definitely look into the carriage rides before you decide to do it, have not heard good things about the treatments of horses :/

  8. Jaderoxypiz
    14 January, 2014 / 1:53 pm

    I am going to America in April and I am pathetically excited to see what you bring back from NYC . Your wishlists The already making me a excited. Please could you do a post on the duty free there? Rather prices good? Or is it the same as the beauty Hall in the city?

    I have already spent about £150 mentally and in wishlists. And that’s just on beauty. Not including beauty and jewellery. Ooops

  9. Rach
    19 January, 2014 / 4:34 pm

    You HAVE to go to TSQ for breakfast one morning. It’s a little price, but they do the bst waffles and pancakes. All the stereotypical American breakfast foods. It in the middle of Times square, directly opposite the hotel called The Renaissance (Which is where I stayed)

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