Aug 13, 2015

A Day in NYC with Amanda

Part of the reason why I love my packing posts so much is the community that they inspire. I love getting feedback and input from people all over the world about various destinations. Every week I will feature a fellow stylish traveler. To share some of her insight about NYC is Amanda Ray from The Chambray Bunny.

Can you share a little bit about yourself?

I’m Amanda Ray, the lady behind The Chambray Bunny. During the day you’ll find me managing Global Digital Advertising and Promotion campaigns at a world-renowned company and at night I’ll be designing, photographing, blogging, styling, and online shopping until my heart is content.

Classic fashion pieces will always be a favorite of mine, but lately I just can’t resist mixing patterns and new trends to add some extra spice & sparkle to my everyday outfits!

I’m a firm believer that traveling around the world, running, yoga and walking the dog with my husband will keep me stress-free, while numerous skinny caramel macchiatos keep me caffeinated when life gets crazy!

Have you been to NYC? Was it business or pleasure?

I’ve been to NYC multiple times for work and a few times for vacation! Of course, I’ve enjoyed the city much more while vacationing!

What was your favorite thing to do there? If you haven’t been there, what would you wish to do there?

When I vacation in NYC, I always try to pick a hotel that is more of a boutique-style than well-known. To me, it makes my stay much more unique! Other than the actual accommodations, I highly recommend going to a Broadway show (you won’t be disappointed!) and make sure to try restaurants that are a local favorite, not a nation wide chain.

What 5 items would you recommend to pack for NYC?

1. A lightweight, fashionable, and high-capacity purse or tote like this one. You don’t want to be sporting a backpack in NYC, but with all the walking it’s much easier to shove all your essentials in a larger bag.
2. Classic, yet comfortable heels! This is a must in NYC!
3. Depending on the time of the year…I’d pack either an umbrella, sunglasses, hat, trench or rain coat (or parka!), etc.
4. An external battery for my phone. I search for new places on the fly, so I always need extra juice for my phone!
5. A camera, of course!

Can you share one last tip for anyone who would like to visit?

Try to pack light. Mix and match your pieces. Don’t forget to take lots of photos (even iPhone photos are great for memories!). And last but not least, enjoy your trip!

A Day in NYC with Fashion Blogger Amanda from Chambray Bunny

Thank you so much to Amanda for sharing some of her insight about NYC with us. If you’d like to learn more about her you can follow along via her blog and instagram.

Have you been to NYC? Do you have any recommendations for what to do?

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Thank you for the feature, dear!! Love this new blog of yours!! Also, now I’m totally in the mood for another NY trip!! <3

Amanda |

Fun idea and I love that you are featuring stylish gals who also love to travel!

Brooke | KBStyled

That picture is amazing! These are some great tips. I plan on using them when I visit the big apple some day!

Have courage,
Elle | Elleword

I have been to New York once when I was younger. I have always been a city girl and going there for vacation as an adult in an ultimate dream of mine. Of course in the fall because who doesn’t want to see Central Park in the fall? Oh and love Amanda, she is the cutest!


Brittany || Pretty & Sassy

What a fun type of feature! I went to NYC around Christmas time (my first time) and fell in love. I hope to get back soon! Great suggestions!

Love this! All these NYC posts are making me want to get back there ASAP!

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