I arrived to NYC directly from the Caribbean on a cold, snowy day (weather shock!). However, I was super excited to be staying at the Lotte New York Palace for NYFW.

Located in Midtown of Manhattan on Madison Avenue, the Lotte New York Palace is truly a gem to in this legendary part of town. The interior decors are very luxurious, while also very modern and chic.  During my visit, I stayed in the junior suite, located in the Towers of the New York Palace (on the 40th floor). Compared to many NYC hotels, this room was extremely comfortable in size. From an open entry way, to a roomy bathroom, the suite was definitely big enough for one person, let alone four!

My favorite thing about the room was the ready made built in closet. I immediately went ahead and organized my outfits and unpacked. It made life so much easier for switching outfits for shoots and events the next morning. Of course, all that wardrobe came from two more suitcases (along with my Caribbean wardrobe stored away!). 

My next favorite thing about the room was the black & white bathroom. The decor was just so chic and and trendy, especially with the chandeliers! It made getting ready in the morning so relaxing and exciting. I loved how the hotel includes beauty products from Molton Brown. I didn't have to unpack a majority of my beauty and cleansing products, since it was all ready available to my taste. Additionally, the hotel is very open minded in regards to international guests and their cleansing routines, so the bathrooms included a duvet! 

My ultimate favorite thing was the NYC skyline views from the room. From busy pedestrians to yellow cabs to tall building views, the city views never ended. Day or night, I loved sitting by the window and holding a little part of the Big Apple in me.  

Lastly, the PR of the hotel was so thoughtful to send chocolates and treats from their patisserie downstairs. I loved grabbing espressos from their every morning (lots of caffeine to keep me going!). I had to bring a majority of the chocolates back home, otherwise I might have gotten a cavity from the amount of sweets. It was truly bliss. 

Here, I'm featured wearing an ELLA Dubai fur sleeved top, paired with a frill top underneath to give it structure and length. I paired both layers over a midi skirt from H&M, and topped it off with an Inayah gray coat (because it was COLD). In addition, I'm wearing a bunch of black accessories, ranging from tights to glossy boots, to leather gloves, to Miu Miu black sunnies and a bag from Gucci. I kept most of the accessories simple, that way the gold tones of the accessories and fur were most prominent. I definitely felt very "5th Avenue" like in this look!

Overall, thank you to the Lotte New York Palace for hosting me during NYFW! Until next time NYC. <3

Much love,