Life Travel

Live like a New Yorker in London…

September 16, 2015

So this week or so in NY has been absolutely awesome and between the long work days I am trying to be a New Yorker!!

Here are a few of the things I have been doing and where you can go in London to live the same life.

Blow Dry Bars
These are AWESOME!  I booked in online to drybar before a meeting and opted for the curliest style in the look book.  They keep the whole process simple; a quick wash, rough dry off and then the styling.  I was in and out in about 40minutes for $US45 plus a tip of $US10.
Slowly there are London versions of this popping up.  The one I love is DryBy which is near Oxford Circus and also makes nail appointments.  Perfect for the on the go Londoner and prices start from £28.

Spinning Classes
I am not a fan of this type of class as ones I had take previously were boring, all about sitting down and I walked out not sweating.  My NY friends were insistent I book into SoulCycle and guaranteed I would change my tune.  Well…I came out so sweaty I really needed to change outfits asap and I felt the burn all the way through as it was more then sitting for 45minutes and we even used weights.
Psycle London is the equivalent and I can’t wait to go. I have already booked in for when I return and am prepared to get my sweat on!

Clean Eating and Juices
I’m a paleo eater after a few months last year where I go really ill so my biggest fear of being in NY was being able to eat well.  Previous trips hadn’t been very successful and anyone who has digestive issues knows that this can ruin a trip.  I found some great places to eat well and the three I would recommend is Australian Bluestone Lane, Hu Kitchen and The Butchers Daughter.  Butchers Daughter can be a bit busy as it is a current hot spot but you can order their menu take away and get it a lot faster and sit on a stoop on a brownstone nearby!
Want to eat Aussie in London.  Check out Bill Grangers locations around town.  The best bit is the avocado smash!

Personal Chef
Finally my most favorite NY experience was when my friend S invited me to her place after a class at BodyBySimone.  We weren’t going to make it to her flat until post 7.30pm so she organised for a personal chef to come and cook for us.  It was really awesome as the chef came with the food, cooked and cleaned up in half an hour!
We have similar services just starting now in London but they aren’t as cheap.  Still worth a google if you have a group of people and want to host you friends rather then slave over the stove.

I hope this has inspired you to try something new in your life

My fab blow out from drybar 27th street

Juices from The Butchers Daughter and chocolate from Hu Kitchen


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