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.
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).
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.
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