A Modern Luxury Guide to New York City

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Advisor - Clara Raposo
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Clara Raposo

  • Arts & Culture

  • Solo Travel

  • New York City

  • New York

  • Entertainment

  • Nightlife

  • Food

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Curator’s statement

Welcome to the "City that Never Sleeps," where luxury knows no bounds. New York City, a melting pot of innovation and sophistication, invites you to embark on a journey of opulence and contemporary elegance. From upscale accommodations to haute couture shopping, Michelin-starred dining to exclusive entertainment, this guide will lead you through the cutting-edge experiences and trends that define the city's modern luxury scene. Prepare to embrace the vibrant spirit of New York City in a truly modern way.

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Things to do in New York City

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Delve into the world of fine art and culture at The Met, where masterpieces from around the globe grace the halls.

Broadway VIP Experience - Enjoy the world of theater with a VIP experience on Broadway. Enjoy premium seats to a critically acclaimed show, access to exclusive lounges and the opportunity to meet cast members for an unforgettable night of entertainment.


Helicopter Tour - Soar above the city's iconic skyline on a private helicopter tour, capturing breathtaking views of landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and Brooklyn Bridge.

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) - Immerse yourself in contemporary art and cutting-edge exhibitions at MoMA, showcasing the works of renowned artists and pushing the boundaries of artistic expression.

Private Art Tour - Experience the vibrant art scene of New York City with a private art tour led by an expert guide. Visit renowned galleries, explore hidden art studios and gain insider knowledge about the city's art world.


Private Yacht Cruise - Embark on a private yacht cruise along the Hudson River or around Manhattan Island. Admire breathtaking views of the city's skyline and famous landmarks while cruising in style.

Sleep No More - Dive into an immersive theatrical experience like no other with Sleep No More, an interactive, site-specific production that combines Shakespearean drama with a modern twist.

Where to Shop

Clic - With many locations in the city and beyond, Clic has established itself as a hub for high-quality and beautifully curated womenswear, home decor, and gifts.

IF Boutique SOHO - Men’s and Women’s avant-garde and handmade luxury apparel from European and Japanese designers.

Dover Street Market- High-fashion and streetwear meet in this iconic concept store on Lexington Ave.

ABC Carpet & Home - A home-decor shop like no other, offering the latest styles in interior design.

Bergdorf Goodman- Embark on a shopping spree at the legendary Bergdorf Goodman, a luxury department store known for its curated selection of high-end designer collections and personalized service.

Barneys New York - Discover cutting-edge fashion at Barneys New York, a renowned luxury retailer offering a curated selection of designer labels and avant-garde collections.

Places to eat & drink in New York City

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Sadelle's - Indulge in a luxurious breakfast experience at Sadelle's, a trendy eatery renowned for its fresh bagels, smoked fish platters and glamorous Art Deco ambiance.

Blue Stone Lane - A modern Australian-inspired coffee shop known for its specialty coffee blends, healthy breakfast options and relaxed yet stylish atmosphere. They have multiple locations in the city!

La Mercerie - A modern French cafe and restaurant where you can enjoy exquisite pastries, a delightful brunch or a chic afternoon tea, all while surrounded by curated design pieces.

Atomix - An intimate Michelin-starred Korean restaurant that presents a meticulously crafted, avant-garde tasting menu paired with innovative cocktails.

Carbone - An upscale Italian-American restaurant renowned for its retro ambiance, impeccable service and delectable dishes.

Bar Masa - An exclusive three-Michelin-starred Sushi restaurant known for its exceptional omakase menu and exquisite attention to detail.

Dante - A chic Greenwich Village bar known for its vibrant atmosphere, classic Italian cocktails and elevated bar bites.

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Krystle Perales' guide, A New Yorker's NYC Holiday Guide.

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