The past months were pretty stressful ’cause I have literally been living out of my suitcase since October 2012. Don’t get me wrong, I love my life as a jetsetter and am VERY thankful for everything – and I never take anything for granted. BUT, the festive season completely belongs to my friends and family. I love this time of the year where you get to reflect everything you’ve done so far, to cherish every single moment and to spend a wonderful time with your beloved ones. For me personally, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks of the festive season and I get even more romantic than usual. I just love to feel the magic of the holiday season, spread the love and simply to enjoy it to the fullest – feeling a bit like a little child again. Thus, I am very happy to get back together with my family and folks in New York over the Thanksgiving holidays.

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HUD_DLXSTUDIO2_LowResFor me personally, it is a must to go see the annual Thanksgiving Parade, which is why I usually book a hotel close to the route for two nights before I hang with my folks. Since it’s mostly pretty crowded and I don’t wanna get up too early (I am just not an early morning person ;-)), it’s quite comfortable to stay nearby. And what shall I say, I love to watch the parade at the beginning of the route, on the upper west side, right at Central park. So, I try to pick a hotel within walking distance. This year I decided to stay at Hudson, located in midtown, New York, just steps from Central Park, Columbus Circle and the theater district. Friends of mine recommended it to me due to its location, excellent service and style.

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HUD.ESCALATORS_LowResOf course, I cannot share any insights on that, YET, but I wanted to give you a little sneak peek of this hotel. Born from the innovative vision of design impresario Philippe Starck, this luxury New York boutique hotel is said to be exuberantly energetic, breathtakingly beautiful and architecturally unpredictable. Best places to hang: Hudson Common, a modern-day beer hall and burger joint with nightly entertainment; Sky Terrace (open seasonally), an English garden in the skies of New York City, for a quiet drink and an epic view; Tequila Park (open seasonally), a green oasis at the heart of the hotel, where the scene shifts nightly along with the entertainment.

HudsonCommon07_LowResWell, I am looking forward to my stay at Hudson and will definitely share my personal experience via Twitter, Instagram and Co.

xoxo

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