Thanks for buying The Holiday Goddess Handbag Guide to Paris, London, New York and Rome.  Here are exclusive extras and updates accompanying the New York chapter of the book. Our New York e-book is also available exclusively from the Apple iBooks store now.

The secret diaries of several shopaholics

See our no-brainer, no-map guide to the best shopping on Fifth Avenue here.

Eat, love, eat more

New York’s Hippest Restaurants 

ABC Kitchen

ABC is New York’s cult homewares store, and ABC Kitchen is the attached organic restaurant. The herbs come from the rooftop garden. The produce is fair-trade, pesticide-free and locally sourced.

A portrait of someone’s aunt is on the wall. The bookshelves are full, all around you. This is Balaboosta, home of fried olives, crispy cauliflower, old-fashioned hummus (made with mortar and pestle) and one of the most amazing breakfasts in New York.

Made in New York: Offers

Bond no. 9 offer six perfume samples for just US$15  when you buy a regular-price perfume from their range. Choose from Park Avenue, Saks Fifth Avenue For Her and other New York modern classics. Go here to become a Bond girl, for less.

The Mini Madonna Museum of Manhattan

To be waitlisted for a tour with Karolyn Ford more directly, go here

Spas, sanctuaries,sacred spaces

The Spa at Chelsea Piers has yoga, a workout  – or the sushi bar.

It’s personal: heartfelt New York art

See our video postcard of Theresa Byrnes here, along with our New York V-card.

Vintage and markets

Find Lily Evans’ favourite vintage store Malin’s here. (You might run into Lily too – look for the tall, stylish, blonde British woman with the Brooklyn sensibility).

Lily’s other favourite Urban Jungle can be found here 


The Campbell Apartment, Grand Central Station –  Try the excellent Yelp page on this classic bar to see more reviews of the favourite secret bar from our bestselling book.



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