Arts And Desserts
YoHan Wj Cho
Management Consultant, Cultural Explorer
The Loeb Central Park Boathouse
After an awesome breakfast at Asiate, you probably need to stroll around a little in the central park which is literally around the corner from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. After a decent amount of walking a good pint or a snack at the Loeb Boathouse in Central park is a good way to rest a little. Not to mention you could choose boat around after or just watch around inside of the Loeb.
The Frick Collection
If you have visited MOMA and the Metropolitan museum too often and want to try elsewhere, The Frick collection offers a great array of some of the greatest eighteenth-century European paintings and sculptures. Most importantly the place is small and tranquil so it is the place for me to really connect with the arts.
Guggenheim might be one of the most visitor friendly museum in New York City because of its viewability of the exhibitions. A giant shell like layout of the museum which is designed by Frank Lloyd Wright allows visitors to take the elevator to the top of the museum and simply walk down and on the way you will find pretty much all the works that you need to see in the museum in circular motion. Remember Top-Down approach?
So you just walked all the way from West side to the east side. To reward yourself for all the walking you've done, Lady M Confections on upper east side is a great place for their cakes and confectioneries (but also their coffee and tea selections are equally pleasing). Yes, it might not be a healthiest way to start your afternoon but you've got to try their Green Tea Mille Crepes! Totally worth it!
I would stay at: The Standard - High Line
There are a couple of reasons that I recommend my friends and family to stay at the Standard Hotel. It's riverside location offers a spectacular view and accessibility of some of the trendiest clubs and bars around the corner. You could just walk to the hotel after your festive NYC parties around corner clubs and lounges.