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Loving the Big Apple

In my opinion, NYC is one of the most energetic, pragmatic, eclectic cities I have ever been to!

entertainment Updated: Dec 11, 2010 01:40 IST
Manish Malhotra
Manish Malhotra
Hindustan Times

One of my favourite cities in the world — New York. A city which is not only rife with mixed culture, it’s a hub of different kinds of people and lifestyles. In my opinion, NYC is one of the most energetic, pragmatic, eclectic cities I have ever been to! At any and every level there is style :-) I love the fact that style is not really in your face and yet abundant, with attitude, and how! Winter and winter wear, I truly personally enjoy.

So, even if the sun sets at 4o’ clock in the eve, you will still see people going for quiet walks till the wee hours of the night dressed in fun winter wear. I love the fact that there is style in this city, no matter what time of day!

Recently, I went for an exhibition of Balenciaga, a Spanish label. There was a quaint little French restaurant I had lunch at after. The next day I sampled some exquisite Thai food. From American to Italian to French, all the designers worth mentioning are here on 5th Avenue. The city is full of a warm crackling energy. Winter has not deterred the tourists.

If anything, it’s more crowded than ever! I love it. Sacks to Gap and Rockefeller Center on 5th Avenue, to Time Square, the hustle and bustle in this festive holiday mood with this kind of energy always makes me feel alive. I will always cherish and remember my trips to New York.

Now, as I come to the end of my visit, it’s finally time for me to head back home — to equally enjoy the ‘winter’ of Mumbai. I love and thoroughly enjoy the festive time and all the weddings and, like always, it’s now time to plan for the New Years celebration! It’s worth mentioning here that till date none of my plans have worked out! But every year, the discussion regarding it never fails to lose its charm. :)

First Published: Dec 10, 2010 16:43 IST