When you go to NYC, all the geography you have to know by heart are the four compass points and the prime meridian of Manhattan aka Fifth Avenue. This basic knowledge makes it possible to discover the city any way you want to. And that is what we did on the second day of our trip. It was the day we were going South, South of Madison Square Park. Let's say that we were ready to explore the hip and cool areas of the city. This territory is not completely new and undiscovered to me. But we were going far more East than I am used to.
With my ultra sophisticated treasure map (read: Iphone) in one hand and my sunscreen in the other, I started this adventure. I was ready for this slightly more rough and unpolished part of town. And besides that, this area is the home of a fabulous must visit store: Kiehl's flagship store on 3rd Ave. In my vintage Marc By Marc Jacobs summer dress I was so ready to hit the city. And as I said before: never take a step outside unprotected. A fabulous summer hat and some big big sunnies (read: yes I am European and completely jet lagged) are the right protection and they make your outfit even more hip and trendy.