I am a Mum who loves to seek out off the beaten path adventures in New York city with Hubby and Son in tow. On the weekend, a Saturday or Sunday may find us downtown Manhattan taking a leisurely walk through Chelsea Market. Our first stop is always at L’Arte del Gelato. for a piece of heaven -Gelato. My favorite flavors are the Ciocco Peperoncino ( chocolate cayenne pepper) mixed with Nocciola della Langhe ( hazelnut from Langhe). Stuffed and smiling we then stroll down to the Chelsea Wine Vault for one of the best deal’s in Manhattan – 99 Bottles at $9.99 and Under.
After the Chelsea market we walk 2 blocks to the Highline Park a spectacular , scenic park built over a rail-road in the trendy neighborhood known as the Meat-packing District ( made popular by Samantha on Sex and The City). A must for everyone to visit kids, grown-ups. Simply fabulous, The Highline is a MUST. I have so many photos of our many escapades at the Highline since I take all my family and friends who visit from out of town. Hours are spent people watching, sunning or just gazing at the Hudson river and the breath-taking sunsets. Andre Balaz’s hotel The Standard rises above The Highline and straight-out of the rail line . The New York Times calls The Standard “an architectural tour de force…”
Joe and I have yet to stay at the Standard, we normally stay at The Gansevoort a few blocks away. Another sexy as hell hotel with a stylish pool on the roof. We do have brunch at The Standard Grill one of the restaurants the hotel has. Jaden loves the fries, Joe the burgers. I love the rum bread pudding with white chocolate.
I hope I was able to share a fun Saturday or Sunday week-end adventure that the entire family can enjoy, have fun yet still have a sense of fabulousness …both kids and grown-ups leave feeling quite content. My family and I always do.