New York City | Winter 2020

July 22, 2020 New York, NY, USA

At the start of January, my mom and I hopped on a train to New York City and spent one night at The Dominick Hotel in SoHo. Traveling right after Christmas is one of the best times to visit the city, as it is much cheaper with the holiday season over but also still holds some of the magic of Christmas time and the start of the new year. From exploring SoHo and the myriad of funky and artsy stores to strolling the streets of Little Italy, we explored as much of the city as we could in the little time we had. 

The most enjoyable part of our stay at The Dominick was by far the beautiful view we had of the city. At night, the lights of taxis and towering skyscrapers sparkled red, green, blue, and white under the dark sky, and in the morning the sprawling buildings were enveloped in a thick white fog.  

For dinner, we ate at Il Fiorista, a Mediterranean restaurant in NoMad with dishes featuring various flowers and herbs. As a vegetarian and lover of Mediterranean cuisine, I found all of the food to be very delicious. We picked the restaurant because of its fun floral dishes but also because it was one of the few actually open for reservations that night. Thus, I was quite surprised when upon returning home, I spotted the restaurant while scrolling through the latest edition of The New Yorker, as I would have thought that a restaurant popular enough to be featured in such a print would definitely be fully booked.


  1. Ooo I am so glad you enjoyed your time here in NY! Your photos are great and you captured your trip so wonderfully. Going to check out your YT channel!

    Allie of

  2. Looks like such a great trip! NYC is really such a gem with a ton of cool places to go and great restaurants to try!

    1. I totally agree! NYC has so many unique restaurants & the best food!