New York City; a metropolis of sky-scraping blocks with the avenue of adventure and where the possibility of success reigns supreme - The City That Never Sleeps. As a woman in her element when surrounded by all the hussle and bustle a city can offer, the thought of being in The Big Apple takes me into a daydream of hailing down yellow cabs, having coffee over the New York Times and trotting around in Manolo Blahniks with a packed diary fit for a high-class city socialite! So I may well be slipping into Carries shoes from Sex in the City, but I reserve the right to remain blindly hopeful that one day my big American Dream can become an oh-so perfect reality.
As independent as us City creatures are, what women also dream of is romance, and nothing helps more that the ideal setting. Tiffany and Co is already acclaimed as a first stop for any declaration of love - diamonds really are a girls best friend - but now they have announced themselves as romance experts too. Their site, www.whatmakeslovetrue.com, offers a guide to NYs most romantic hideaways off the beaten track, as well as a music & film recommendations, true love stories and 'Tiffany Tips' to love by.
I hope to see Tiffany start to include other Cities in this soon, namely London! Until then, I'm just going to have to make note of all the beautiful NY escapes and wait 'till the day I can cross the stream...I have a dream.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Roof Garden
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028
Italian Wine Merchants
108 E. 16th Street, New York, NY 10003
The Conservatory Garden in Central Park
104th Street at Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029