If you’re new to my blog, here’s one thing you should know: one of my besties (Francis) and I are big rooftop fans. We’ve made it our duty to visit every single one in NYC.
In typical fashion, we met up after 5PM for cocktails and decided to first explore the tranquil Hudson Square neighborhood. I love it because it’s quiet and picturesque, yet just blocks away from bustling, supermodel-loaded SoHo.
Remember when I was channeling my inner Golden Girl in the fitting room? Well, this is the dress.
I completed the look with gold jewelry, like this panther necklace, also from H&M. It’s no longer available, but I would have also worn this decadent chunky gold chain, also from the popular retailer. Of course, vintage cat-eye sunglasses, black pumps, and one of my signature reds, Sephora’s Cream Lip Stain in Always Red, also made an appearance.
When we finally made our way to Hotel Hugo, we first explored Bar Hugo, the rooftop bar below the rooftop. With cocktails like Giggle Juice and Lavender Daisy, it was quite the crowd. We briefly stopped by to enjoy the view, but soon quickly went upstairs to see Azul.
Imagine escaping to a breezy, sun-soaked island where the beats of hip-swiveling salsa greet you at the door.
You’re then welcomed with slushy passionfruit mojitos to quench your thirst.
It’s a brain-freezer, but its sweetness is well worth the pain and packs a major punch for a tantalizing, downright delicious drink. Don’t just get one, trust me.
You can relax with a laid-back crowd and savor all of downtown Manhattan from sunset and beyond.
We soon decided to hang out by the pier to watch boats and yachts float by.
Bagel, anyone? This is NYC after all.
Hope you’ll join us at the next rooftop outing!