United States·October 22 - 27 2023

Insiders New York: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Hudson

“I went to New York to be born again.” Shopping & spas, history & performance art. This is the ultimate insiders trip!

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Overview

“These lights will inspire you.” - Beyoncé There's nothing quite like New York, is there? Join us on this epic shopping, spa & discovery journey created by two New Yorkers with 50+ years of New York knowledge between them. Girls' Guide founder Doni Belau (who lived in New York, Westchester and Brooklyn for 35+ years) and Holly Getty, a luxury personal stylist who can make anyone of any size look gorgeous. She's lived in NYC for 20+ years and got her start in fashion at Calvin Klein and J. Crew. You'll have a consult with Holly before you arrive and when here you'll be outfitted for the upcoming fall/holiday season, or get that dress you never thought you could pull off or even have something handmade just for you. We'll be staying at a hip hotel, downtown on the Lower East Side and from here we'll be exploring Brooklyn and Queens as well as Manhattan. You'll feel like a real New Yorker as you shop Boerum Hill & Fort Greene and see performance art at one of the trendiest places in Brooklyn. We'll take a gilded age mansion tour as well as a tenement tour in Manhattan to see how both the upstairs and downstairs lived back in the day. You'll try Japanese food, Israeli food, Jewish food, Chinese Food, French food and even Korean food a - New York has it all. Plus you'll be pampered at our favorite Korean spa. This is NOT your typical touristy New York, meaning you'll love it so much more! And if you want more we're offering an extension tour to Hudson, NY for the weekend. This is perhaps the most charming town within 2 hours of NYC complete with fabulous eateries, stupendous shopping including bookstores as well as antiques. Why not start your Christmas shopping in style? GG2P reserves the right to alter the itinerary based on weather or availability, as well as exciting opportunities that might crop up! Vegetarians & Vegans - Not to worry – you will be well fed in all restaurants as well as those allergic to seafood or gluten. Options are plentiful.

Highlights

Shop with a professional stylist, and update your look

Shop with a professional stylist, and update your look

Luxuriate at a Korean Spa

Luxuriate at a Korean Spa

Try every kind of ethnic food New York has to offer

Try every kind of ethnic food New York has to offer

See a performance at the coolest place in Brooklyn

See a performance at the coolest place in Brooklyn

Stay in a hip hotel downtown where all the action is

Stay in a hip hotel downtown where all the action is

Take a gilded age mansion tour in Manhattan

Take a gilded age mansion tour in Manhattan

Experience a sound bath

Experience a sound bath

Itinerary

Here's a day-by-day itinerary of the trip

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Day 1: Sunday, October 22nd, 2023

Hop in a taxi and head over to the Ludlow Hotel anytime after the hotel official check-in time at 3pm. Rest, relax and recover from your journey or take a little walk around the neighborhood.

Your guides, Holly & Doni will meet you around 6:30 p.m. for drinks at the hotel and then we'll head out in the neighborhood to a quintessential New York LES wine bar that serves excellent bites - WildAir

For those too jazzed to sleep after our meal, we can head down to SummitTov* for a dizzying look at the lights of this great city.

Rest will come easy tonight. 

*Cost not included.


Included

Dinner

Welcome Drink

Not Included

SummitTov

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Day 2: Monday, October 23rd, 2023

Today after breakfast at our hotel we'll venture out to get our foundations in order, namely bras - ladies. Having a proper bra fitting at a 60-year-old classic NYC business is a fun experience. And we all know there's nothing like a well-fitting bra to make every outfit look better!

Next we'll head over to the Tenement Museum to take a special tour focusing on immigrant women. This is one of the best as well as most interactive museums in New York. 

Afterwards we'll walk down the block to Russ & Daughters for lunch enjoying some of the best deli food in the city. This is the place to try smoked fish or anything you fancy in the Jewish deli milieu

This afternoon we'll leave free for shopping or exploring on your own or as an opportunity to rest back at the hotel. 

Tonight we'll head out for an evening walking and tasting tour as we get to know the ever changing culture of this neighborhood through our tastebuds. 

Finally tonight we'll have the opportunity to experience a sound bath. You'll find this extremely relaxing as well as centering after an action packed day. 

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Walking & Tasting Tour

Sound Bath

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Day 3: Tuesday, October 24th, 2023

Today you can sleep and have breakfast at your leisure. Today is our BIG shopping day which will be curated personally for you. No hunting for sizes, everything will be set up and ready for you based on your own style, shape and preferences. 

Some of you depending on your needs will head uptown to be fitted at Bergdorf Goodman for that ultimate splurge dress or capsule wardrobe. Others will be going downtown to explore a more free-style, designed-for-you, atelier shopping experience.

We'll meet midday in midtown for a Korean lunch in Korea town. When you are not shopping with Holly (your own personal stylist)) you'll be pampered at our favorite Korean spa. Here you'll be scrubbed until your skin feels like a baby's and you'll relax in the whirlpool and steam in the various saunas and steam baths. Choose from a massage or a facial - based on your desires. 

Today is your day to feel like a princess. 

After some down time back at our hotel, we'll walk ever so slightly north to sit down to family style Italian meal. Something NY does best. 

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Korean Spa

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Day 4: Wednesday, October 25th, 2023

Your morning is free to relax or explore. Around 11:30 we'll venture over to Brooklyn, the area that put the HIP in hipster. 

We'll start at the Japan Village food hall for an early lunch where we'll sample all kinds of different Japanese foods. It's like taking a quick trip to Tokyo. After our lunch we'll shop Industry City with its plethora of reformed factory buildings that some of the most unique outposts in town. Its an amalgamation of artists and artisans and you'll find it truly inspiring. This is the antithesis of mall shopping!

Next we'll go to Boerum Hill and Fort Greene to shop a little area that Doni came to know when she lived in the area. You'll find gift shops, antique shops, homewares and of course clothing galore. We just love this little stretch because the stores are simply darling and unique! 

In true celeb fashion we'll ask our driver to take our purchases back to our hotel so we can delight in a light and early meal at French Louie, a cozy French Bistro. 

After dinner we'll see a musical or artistic performance depending on what's showing. We really enjoy both the Pioneer Works programs or music at National Sawdust. There is no end of cool live performances available in Brooklyn nightly and we'll be sure to pick the very best.

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

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Day 5: Thursday, October 26th, 2023

Today we are headed uptown for a Gilded Age Mansion Tour to see how the Astors and their ilk lived back in the late 19th century. 

Then we'll take the ferry to Long Island City to have pizza in Astoria, Queens. Milkflower Pizza is renowned for their gourmet wood fired pizzas and you can't come to NYC and not have a pizza! 

After lunch we'll visit the Nocuchi Museum a small but impactful museum beautifully curated with the great artist's work. 

We'll head back into the LES to give you some free time in the city for last minute shopping or relaxing. 

Our farewell dinner will be at the cooler than cool Chinese Tuxedo Restaurant. Their name comes from NYC's first fine dining restaurant in Chinatown and features a menu of reimagined traditional Chinese banquet dishes. 

If you don't want to say good-bye, join us on our 2 night extension tour to Hudson, NY beginning tomorrow. The most charming yet stylish town you'll ever visit in NY State.

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

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Day 6: EXTENSION Friday, October 27th, 2023

Sadly its time to say our goodbye's. Hop in a cab at your leisure to JFK or LGA.

Or continue on with us!

Late morning we'll check out of the Ludlow hotel and jump on a train up to Hudson, NY. 

Upon arrival we'll be picked up and transported to our Bed & Breakfasts, the Hudson B n B and the Inn at 34, which are conveniently across the street from one another. Cute quaint and charming, right away you'll feel like you are miles away from the hustle and bustle of NYC. 

After unpacking we'll take a stroll around town to get our bearings being sure to stop in the the Spotty Dog Books & Ale for a peruse and a drink. 

Tonight we'll feast at Feast & Floret where we will toast to crispy autumn air and our good fortune. 

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

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Day 7: EXTENSION Saturday, October 28th, 2023

Rest in this morning and arise late. We'll take a brisk walk around town stopping in at the stores we spotted last night. 

Then we'll head over to Café Mutton for a yummy lunch. 

The afternoon will be for antiquing at some of the hot spots in town as well as a big warehouse. There is also a superb auction house where we can stop in for a look. 

After some rest we'll have our final meal together at the swoon-worthy Swoon Kitchenbar for dinner.

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

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Day 8: EXTENSION Sunday, October 29th, 2023

After our breakfast and en route back to NYC via train we'll visit Olana House, one of the most spectacular historic Hudson Valley homes built in the 19th century which is open to visitors. 

You'll gasp over the view as well as all the furnishings purchased from the original owner, Frank Church's trips abroad. Mr. Church was a well known Hudson Valley artist. 

Once back in the city, why not stay for a few more days on your own or head back home on a late afternoon flight.  

Included

Breakfast

You'll Be Staying Here

Ludlow Hotel

Ludlow Hotel

The Ludlow Hotel lets you experience NYC like a real New Yorker. It's located on the Lower East Side where you can easily walk to some of the coolest bars, restaurants and shops in town. Plus it's an easy hop over to Brooklyn from here. This place puts the S in stylish and of course with Girls' Guide everyone gets their own room! 

Hosts

Holly Getty

Holly Getty

Holly Getty is not just a professional stylist, she is a sparkling personality. You'll enjoy hanging out with her as much as you love the new look she gives you! 

Plus GG2W's founder Doni Belau will be along to keep everyone happy and pampered! 

Price

Private Room

Private Room

Everyone gets their own fabulous room!

FROM$7,995.00/pp

Shared Room

Share a room with a friend or family member

FROM$6,995.00/pp

Add Ons

Extension to Hudson, NY

Extension to Hudson, NY

PRICE$2,995.00/pp

ADD THIS

I love New York

New York, New York

New York is composed of five boroughs – Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island - is home to 8.4 million people who speak more than 200 languages, hail from every corner of the globe, and, together, are the heart and soul of the most dynamic city in the world. 

New York, New York

What's Included

What's Included

All ground transportation (including airport transfers)

Welcome gift

Welcome drinks

Lower East Side Hotel - Private Room

Transport while in town

All meals

2 glasses of wine with dinner

Spa experience

International airfare

Souvenirs

Travel and Medical Insurance (required)

Transfers to and from the Airport

FAQs

You can fly into either JFK, Newark or Laguardia airports. 

The average temperature in New York in October on a typical day ranges from a high of 64°F (17°C) and a low of 50°F (10°C). But there can be rain as well as chillier or warmer temps. Layers are key. On the extension in Hudson as it is two hours north of the city so it will be chillier. 

We will have a zoom call about 6 weeks before the trip starts to discuss all that information and give you a packing list. Here is a great website that we love that will help you with packing and travel trips. 

Holly Getty and Doni Belau (founder of GG2W) will be your trip leaders. Holly Getty is a personal stylist. Both ladies have lived in New York for many decades!

The trip officially starts on the evening of October 22nd but you may want to consider arriving a day early so you have time to relax before all the fun begins. If you do decide to arrive early, please let us know and we can help you booking your room to make sure that you are kept in the same room as when the trip starts.

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Insiders New York: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Hudson

United States· October 22 - 27 2023· 5 nights

FROM$7995/pp