A rustic living space in a neighbourhood adored by visitors and locals alike. This bijou 1 bedroom apartment is as pretty and elegant as a box of macarons tied with a bow. Its exquisite sun terrace with picket fence only adds to its charm.
Gorgeous wooden floors, neutral tones and pastel accents each lend a hand to make this apartment feel soft, fresh and incredibly stylish. The main studio is defined into three functions. The new kitchen with rolling island can be used for additional work top space or as a dining table. The sofa in the simple lounge area opens into a double bed for any unexpected sleepovers.
Beyond the lounge is the chocolate box bedroom. Serene artwork, bright white furniture including a large chest of drawers and rustic hessian rugs complete the look. The slick bathroom is completely tiled in deep high-spec granite. However the pride of this beautiful apartment is outside. A glorious sun terrace with dining table for four guests would make for an unforgettable alfresco soiree.
For the curious, Manhattans bohemian East Village is full of distractions. The people, the styles – this is a technicoloured district where you can listen to jazz and get a milkshake at any time of day or night. Fashonistas turn heads in bookshops and blues bars, and the clack and scratch of skateboards compliments the buzz of neon signs. Enormous murals cover entire buildings with 20ft tall giants to the delight of anyone who happens upon them.
For an unforgettable meal take a pew at Desnuda – a small wine and ceviche bar where diners are invited to sit opposite the chefs as they perform their way through an expertly crafted menu of inventive dishes. For a budget lunch on-the-go try the fried chicken and Hudson Valley collard greens at dinky 17-seat Bobwhite Lunch and Supper Counter where the focus is on sustainable ingredients.
The 4,5,6 and L subway lines are very close by and can take you easily South to Wall Street and the Financial District or North through Midtown and up to Central Park. And just two miles from Grand Central Station, you can get just about anywhere.