We’re excited to announce our new Covey travel series! When we created our minimalist skincare routine, we focused heavily on the size of the products. Or more to the point: we wanted everything to be TSA-friendly, so frequent fliers could take cleanser, serum and moisturizer along for any ride.
We are also avid jetsetters ourselves who love to explore new cities and locations across the world. Our travel series will explore various regions and offer our top picks for must-see attractions based on seasonality.
First up: our hometown of New York City during the holidays. After all, what’s better than the Big Apple lit up with twinkling lights and offering festive cheer?
Here, our Covey guide:
Shop at the Winter Village in Bryant Park
Beginning in the fall, Bryant Park is transformed from a green lawn to a winter wonderland, complete with an ice skating rink and holiday shops. It features a 17,000-square-foot rink, along with a pop-up restaurant highlighting seasonal drinks and bites.
As you go through your list (and yes, check it twice), you can find something for everyone with many local and handmade artisans. In addition to gifting your loved ones that gift of radiant skin with Covey, browsing through this midtown village will inspire and delight you.
Visit The Rockefeller Christmas Tree
Is there anything that oozes New York City during the holidays more than this iconic, jaw-dropping tree? Each year, the city sources an oversized spruce from a farmer in the United States. It makes its journey to midtown and is revealed in all its glory via a special Rockefeller Center event.
Even if you’re not in town for its grand entrance, take time to see the beautifully decorated mainstay. And if you’re up for it, do a few laps at the ice skating rink or catch the Rockettes a few blocks down.
Admire the holiday window displays
If you find yourself in Manhattan for the holiday season, grab a cup of hot chocolate and make your way to Fifth Avenue after sunset. You may need to bundle up in a few layers to survive the cold, but it’ll be worth the effort.
Take your time as you stroll past Barney’s, Bloomingdale’s, Saks and eventually, Macy’s, all of which are decked out with window displays. From Santa-inspired fashionistas to modern take on Christmas classics, you’ll be dazzled by the creativity.
Stay warm at the Grand Central Holiday Fair
Hey, if you would prefer to stay toasty inside, we don’t blame you. You can still feel part of the holiday charm and spirit by touring the fair inside of Grand Central Terminal. Everything is decorated elegantly, creating a warm, fireplace-like experience while you browse through hearty eats and seasonal shops.
Indulge in self-care at a luxury hotel
If you’re spending a long weekend in New York, you’ll need a place to stay. Consider splurging on a luxury stay at the Four Seasons or The Plaza. During the holidays, both of these legendary properties deck the halls — and then some.
At the Four Seasons, you’ll love the 25-foot artificial tree that’s wrapped in custom-made garland and adorned with lights, bows and ornaments. You’ll also enjoy their gingerbread village, made by the executive pastry chef at the Garden restaurant.
A jewel of New York is The Plaza, and it might rekindle memories of your favorite holiday movies, like ‘Home Alone 2.’ It’s a sight to see, towering on the edge of Central Park, offering a rich history, shopping and dining experiences. They feature an 18-foot tree with thousands of lights and ornaments during the holidays and offer seasonal menus and amenities.
Don’t forget to pack Covey
Before you head out to the city that never sleeps, don’t forget to pack your Covey skincare routine. No matter if you’re coming in from a day of sightseeing and shopping or heading out the door to catch a show, Covey keeps your skin healthy and radiant. Learn more about the routine here.
Also the Lotte Palace has an amazing courtyard at Christmastime! New York is the best!