Boutique Hotel in Midtown NYC

The cutest swankiest hotel in Midtown New York

So I was looking for somewhere that was close to everything and poppin! The Renwick was everything I was looking for and more. The hotel is located within a 5 minute walk to Grand Central Station and a 10 minute walk to Byant Park, New York Public Library and the most amazing Zara 😍😍😍! Along both of those walks are plenty of cafes and coffee shops.When you step into the lobby you greeted by some really dope art work. The Renwick Hotel is a member of Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing and celebrating the finest historic hotels across America. It has a very residential style, so if your visiting New York you’ll feel like your coming home after a long day of adventures! The Renwick is a boutique hotel with loft style rooms and is associated with Hilton. All Hilton Gold and Platinum members receive complementary breakfast from Bedford & Co. Whether your breakfast is comp’d or not I would definitely give the waffles and steel oats a try! 😋😋😋  I was completely obsessed with the hotels’ loft style rooms and  on top of all of the stylish decor; all guest are able to enjoy a complimentary fitness center with cardio equipment, weights and yoga space. Of course I didn’t make it to the fitness center. Lol But it’s always good to know that your hotel has one!The one thing that I really appreciated about The Renwick was the attention to detail on all levels in every area. I definitely can’t wait to go back! 💕


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Suede Jacket x New York City

I love to travel to New York. It’s always so exciting, with so much to do and so much to see. I was in full tourist mode. Here are some gems I found while roaming New York City.

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Suede Jacket, Ripped Mom Jeans, H&M Tank, Shoes, Purse and Fedora

New York City

I love to travel to New York. It’s always so exciting, with so much to do and so much to see. On my last trip in September I went for Fashion Week, but a little burnt out on the fashion scene I decided to checkout what else NYC had to offer. I was in full tourist mode. Here are some gems I found while roaming New York City.

Harlem had to be my favorite place. I went on a Sunday afternoon. I loved the vibes and the culture of Harlem. I shopped local street vendors and visited the Studio Museum in Harlem which is filled with amazing painting mainly from local artist.

I also visited Little Italy which was awesome. There was a lot of Italy restaurants and people and music filled the streets. If you’re dying to see Chinatown it’s pretty close, but it honestly doesn’t compare to Chinatown in San Francisco!

Favorite restaurants

Bea was cute little swanky spot not to far from Time Square Central that have great hand crafted drinks and appetizers.

I pretty much lived at The Cafeteria while in New York! It’s a diner that is open 24/7 that serves great Southern and American food. I had their salmon and mashed potatoes, meat loaf and chicken and waffles TWICE 😳. Lol

Parker & Quinn was a great brunch place about 3 block from Bryant Park. Is a vintage style American dining restaurant with amazing breakfast. The reviews mentioned hand crafted drink, but it was before noon so I opted out.. FOR ONCE!

Getting around

I’m obsessed with public transport! Being from Texas and living in California, neither of which have a strong public transportation system. I think the subway is why fell in love with New York on my first trip. It allowed me to be independent and do more on my own that I had ever done on trip solo.

The first night that I visited New York back in 2015 my cousin rode the subway with me and I remember him tell me, “if the street number is higher go uptown and if the street number is smaller go downtown”. At the time that meant nothing to me, but I typed it in my phone notes, because I figured it would be important later! By the time that trip was over I thought I was a pro and more than anything I was thankful that I didn’t get lost or robbed. 😂🙌🏾


I’m planning my next trip to New York and I need some new places to put on my list! Let me know your favorite hidden gems in New York.


Amanda Bell

Small Boutique Fashion Week at NYFW Day 1

Small Boutique Fashion Week is a show and market is the premiere Fashion Week event for small-scale buyers, boutique owners, celebrity and network stylists, and members of the fashion media. Our goal is to provide designers with the most upscale and business oriented environment open to the public during New York Fashion Week. SBFW is held at  the legendary Metropolitan Pavilion where designers such as Tracy Reece, Steve Madden , and Micheal Kors have debuted collection. This event has been featured in Lucky Magazine, Forbes, and is also voted one of CBS’s top open to the public NYCFW events.

Small Boutique Fashion Week at The Empire Hotel featuring Rob Ordonez: See The Show