The Place to Be: My 3 Top NYC Picks {Sponsored}

This past week I was inspired by Marc Jacobs latest fragrance, Honey by Marc Jacobs to tour and share some of favorite places to be and be seen in NYC. While there’s an endless list of NYC hot spots, and “it” venues of the moment, this fragrance took me in a different direction. With notes of orange blossom, fruits and florals, paired with honey and woods, this scent just makes me want to be outside and visit some of this city’s finest spots that never go out of vogue. And thanks to the beautiful weather last week, I did just that!

Lara Eurdolian, Vespa

I’m going to start off with my ride! The place to always be and be seen, is on the back of a Vespa! The Italians knew what they were doing when making this a classic mode of transportation. It’s chic, compact, and gets you anywhere in the city far faster then a cab (just try and race me). Plus it can virtually be parked anywhere — you park them vertically so give me about 3 feet of space, and I’m in. Imagine a world where parking in NYC is easy. It’s also incredibly fuel efficient, I pay maybe $5 in gas a month and it’s just a glorious way to view and zip around the city. The amount of brownie points and compliments I get pulling up in this ride doesn’t hurt either.

NYC The Hight Line

Then there’s The High Line — a park in the sky! Spanning a mile and half, and thirty feet above city streets, the walk takes you from the Meatpacking District to Chelsea. Thick with greenery and grasslands along the edges of concrete it’s an amazing place to people and building watch. Over the span of blocks you’ll see old and new buildings, people from all walks of life, families, singles and if you’re there often enough usually a bride or bride to be too. A popular proposal spot and also post-wedding destination for photos. I was there this weekend and saw three brides! It’s on every tourists list to do while in the city (or at least should be) so expect big crowds on the weekend. During the day, one of my favorite things to do is grab a coffee, and walk it with a friend to catch up on life.

Chelsea Market

If you’re a foodie, Chelsea Market is another must do. Although same rule for tourists apply with this spot, so if you’d like to avoid the crowds, avoid visiting on the weekends. Otherwise, from spices to nuts, grocery shopping, dinner to desserts and everything in between this is the place to be. My mother was in town on Thursday and we started with Italian food at Rana (and if it’s nice out you can sit outside), cookies at Elemis, coffee at Ninth Street Espresso and Gelato at the stand that’s at the entrance of 10th Avenue; with intervals of grocery shopping in between. Usually there’s a musician playing in the corridor, and a new art exhibit adorning the walls; a flea market or sample sale as well (mark your calendars for the Rag and Bone sale, that’s usually one not to be missed). Consider me a regular.

Central Park

Central Park is also a wonder in itself. With 80 acres of woodlands, you get a little bit of everything — bridges, water, playgrounds, zoo, gardens, sculptures, monuments, fountains, restaurants, museums, and even a castle. The park also hosts a series of events spanning the arts and music, and is a great place to go for a run or bike ride. If you’re looking for the it spot to take in the fall foliage in NYC, nothing tops Central Park. It’s easily one of my favorite places to be outside in the city.

MJ Honey

Honey by Marc Jacobs is a sunny delicious floral – energetic and alluring, with a sparkling, golden touch. The perfect mix of brightness and warmth. The fragrance energizes with the freshness of green pear brightened with a splash of fruity punch and juicy mandarin. At the heart of the fragrance is orange blossom, a note of sparkling femininity that mingles with nectars of honeysuckle and peach. Honey, vanilla, and smooth woods dry down to a warm, golden base.

{Disclosure: Compensation was provided by COTY via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of COTY.}