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It was Halloween weekend and where better to spend the holiday than New York City!

A close friend of mine is a fitness blogger and lives in Manhattan so I flew out to visit her for some rare r&r!

I stayed in the super cool Ace Hotel in the flatiron district and quickly located a trendy little coffee shop to help combat mini jetlag! (Head to ‘Toby’s Estate’ on 5th if youre in town and fussy with your coffee like I am!)

We had a couple of wonderful meals too. My friend Jane knew all the spots i would love! ‘ABC kitchen’ is like a farmhouse kitchen version of The Ivy Chelsea Garden and is connected to a fancy interior design store. We also visited JayZ’s Italian restaurant ‘Charlie Bird’ which is famous for its quality wine list and inspiring Sommelier Brandon.



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We had two nights out planned for Halloween. The first being at Le Bain, in The Standard Hotel! This is a very chic rooftop bar and club and we decided to go a little more fashion concious on our costumes. We created Deer and Stag costumes with sleek black clothing accessorised with tan fur, comedy Deer antlers and some sharp makeup!





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The second night was Halloween itself and a huge parade pours through the Village which is super impressive and loads of fun! So many people in such a tight space so I didnt get any photos of the parade… i was too busy navigating the streets in ROLLESKATES! Yes, i had decided on an 80’s Roller Skater for my second look with bright shiny blue clothes, short shorts, high socks and a crazy 80’s perm! My ever fashionable friend Jane kept things a little more classy with another black outfit this time as a fierce Lioness!

A lot of hair was done this day in preparation! A teeny weeny ‘chopstick’ styler helped us achieve our huge manes of tight curls and certainly got a lot of attention on the streets of new york!



tom_10The following day, upon Jane’s recommendation (and after two days of heavy facepaint had taken a toll on my skin) we visited a very innovative beauty clinic called ‘Skin Laundry’. They work on the basis of short, yet effective facials forgoing the usual scrubs and massages and instead utilising hi-tech lasers and lights to purify, cleanse, resurface, brighten and tighten the skin! It only takes 20mins and it really made such a difference! I also found out they have a clinic in London’s Liberty Department Store so I am super happy to be able to continue my treatments now i’m back home!


Overall it was a great mini break in one of my favourite cities! Jane and I had a LOT of fun and i think I shall make this trip for Halloween an annual tradition!