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A New York Love Affair :: Apartment Hunting

My first NYC apartment search was so traumatic — my mom and I saw 25 apartments in three days before I had to move across the country — I’ve been trying not to think about it. But with the clock ticking, it’s time to not only face the inevitable, but embrace it. It’s time, after three years, to go apartment hunting.

A New York Love Affair :: Apartment Hunting

Shorts: JCrew (love these) | Shirt: Banana Republic (similar) | Chambray: Banana Republic (similar) | Bag: Michael Kors | Sandals: Tory Burch (in tan) | Sunglasses: Banana Republic (similar) | Watch: Marc Jacobs | Bracelets: Stella & Dot + Stella & Dot

One of the greatest, and most overwhelming parts of the process is thinking about WHERE you want to live. Manhattan alone has so many neighborhoods, each with their own personality and character. To help with¬†our decision, Peter and I ventured to TriBeCa (one of the ‘hoods we’re looking at) to try and live a day like a local. We went to a cute brunch spot, explored some of the local coffee shops, and roamed around the street (mainly to scope out photoshoot spots).

A New York Love Affair :: Apartment Hunting

A New York Love Affair :: Apartment Hunting

It’s easy in New York to get pretty much anywhere within 30 minutes, and sure we love traveling to different parts of the island for restaurants, museums and parks. But the key to apartment hunting in Manhattan is to find a neighborhood¬†that also has a lot of desirable spots already in it.

A New York Love Affair :: Apartment Hunting

A New York Love Affair :: Apartment Hunting

A New York Love Affair :: Apartment Hunting

A New York Love Affair :: Apartment Hunting

So whether it be TriBeCa, Chelsea, West Village, or Flatiron … Peter and I are excited to not only fall in love with a new apartment, but a new neighborhood as well.

For updates on our search – follow along on snapchat! @nyc_loveaffair

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20 Comments

  • Reply June 4, 2015

    Leah

    Home is in Milwaukee…don’t forget your roots, toots!

  • Reply June 5, 2015

    ellesees

    you are too cute for words! love the outfit and need that bag!

  • Reply June 5, 2015

    Christina Beauchamp

    I absolutely adored this post! NYC is my favorite! And your shorts are fabulous!

    xo, Christina

    Fitness & Frills

  • Reply June 6, 2015

    Jessica Doll

    Love this post. I haven’t been to NYC in ages, I think I’m due for a visit soon.

  • Reply June 6, 2015

    Emily Cole

    You are so adorable!! Love the shorts. Good luck on the apartment hunting!

    XO,
    Emily
    http://Www.idodeclareblog.com

  • Reply June 9, 2015

    Kaylah Burton

    I know exactly what you mean, I just moved to the city from Dallas,TX and I just finished my first NYC apartment hunt! (YAY!) It was a totally crazy process but now that I’ve found the perfect place it was all worth it! I actually learned a lot about the city and found some amazing new brunch spots during my hunt.
    Best of luck!
    xx
    Kaylah

    http://stylemetwice.com/

    • Reply June 9, 2015

      Elena Michelle

      ooo yay!! i love to hear success stories! where did you end up?

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