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best hotel rooms at the Nomo Soho in NYC
the front arch of the Nomo Soho in NYC
The best rooms in the Nomo Soho Hotel NYC
NOMO SOHO HOTEL NYC REVIEW 

SOHO AT A GLANCE 

Right in the heart of Manhattan's charming little Soho, sits one of the most Instagram worthy hotels on the planet, the Nomo Soho Hotel. Soho alone is one of my favorite place is all of New York City. There are cobblestone streets everywhere you look (which, I don't know if that excites anyone else as much as it excites me... but that right there makes it's a huge winner in my book.) Soho is also loaded with one trendy restaurant and cute coffee shop after another and is much quieter than what you normally expect from New York. While Time Square has it's perks, it can be difficult to relax in such a loud and bustling area of the city. So if you're looking for a place to enjoy the Big Apple while also feeling refreshed, the Nomo Soho is the perfect hotel for you!

MY EXPERIENCE AT THE NOMO SOHO 

As an avid lover of all things blog and Instagram related, it probably comes as no shock that I've dreamt of staying at the aesthetic haven that is The Nomo Soho for quite some time! It seemed like something I'd never be able to afford but my wonderful boyfriend, Jeff, gifted me with a weekend away in NYC for my 24th birthday. We had such an incredible experience that I had to create a review of the Nomo Soho for anyone else wondering whether it's actually worth it! I was expecting it to be a magical experience, but what I wasn't expecting were all the many surprises waiting for us the moment we walked in the door!

We had booked a room on the smaller side to stay within our small budget, after all we were just looking forward to the experience of the hotel in general! But when we arrived and they noticed the GIANT, obnoxious balloons I had with me (a gift from my mom), they kindly upgraded us to a King SUITE, one of the best rooms in the whole hotel! Once more for dramatic effect you say? Sure: A KING. SUITE, PEOPLE! I could hardly contain my excitement! Not only that, but they put us on the 24th floor as a little nod to my brand new age. And WOW, the view of Soho from our hotel room was one of the best views in NYC!

The best hotel rooms at the Nomo Soho Hotel, NYC
The best hotel rooms at the Nomo Soho Hotel, NYC
beautiful bathroom at the Nomo Soho Hotel NYC
Best rooms in the Nomo Soho Hotel NYC
Best rooms at the Nomo Soho Hotel NYC
Birthday celebration at the Nomo Soho Hotel NYC

We entered our room, lined with floor to ceiling windows throughout the entire apartment, to discover that we had the PERFECT view of the entire city! I'm not being dramatic when I say that I gasped every time I walked by those windows. The view just never got old.

Best rooms at the Nomo Soho Hotel NYC
The beautiful bathroom at the Nomo Soho Hotel NYC
The view of Soho from The Nomo Soho Hotel NYC
For dinner one night, we headed to the Nomo Kitchen, a fabulous little spot right inside of the hotel. The decor is stunning and the food was heavenly! During the day, the place can be pretty empty but at night it get's PACKED! I will admit, on the first night, our lovely waiter accidentally brought me the wrong dish, but told me I could keep it and that it was on him! It actually ended up being my favorite part of the whole meal! And though we didn't even tell him it was my birthday, the Nomo must have informed him because he came over with a complimentary dessert to finish off our already amazing meal!

The next night we went for drinks with a couple friends and sat in the lounge away from the regular tables. In the spirit of honesty, I must admit that this waiter was not nearly as attentive as the previous one. We ultimately had to go chase him down to put another order in and then he told us that they were closing soon. We were pretty disappointed but this was truthfully the only issue we had the entire weekend. Every other person who worked at the Nomo Soho was wonderfully helpful and gracious and the manager even came over to apologize for the mishap. I don't expect any hotel to be perfect, people make mistakes after all. But how those mistakes are handled speaks volumes to the quality of the hotel as a whole in my opinion, and the Nomo seems to have an excellent grasp on customer service.
The Nomo Kitchen at the Nomo Soho Hotel NYC

We spent most of the weekend gallivanting around Soho of course, but on our last day there, we befriended Chris, the hotel concierge who talked to us for nearly an hour as if we'd known each other for years. Right before we left for the day, he stopped us and offered us each a glass of champagne, saying "you're not leaving until we celebrate your birthday!" That really started the day off in such a special way and we were really sad to leave when the weekend was finally over. But as we said goodbye he told us to never forget that when we "came to Soho, and stayed at the Nomo, we met the most wonderful HOMO!"<333


Birthday celebrations at the Nomo Soho Hotel NYC
This was by far one of the most fabulous birthdays I've ever experienced! So thanks to Jeffy for helping me achieve such a long time dream! And thanks to the Nomo Soho for treating us like gosh darn royalty! We will back ASAP.

The view from the Nomo Soho Hotel NYC
couple kissing at the Nomo Soho Hotel NYC

Overall, I can't recommend this hotel enough! Everyone was so kind and helpful and the views are unprecedented. The whole weekend we were truly treated like celebrities. It's definitely an expensive place but if you're willing to splurge a little, even for just one night, I think you'll find it's absolutely worth it! 

Nomo Soho Hotel Review, why you should stay



This morning while doing my yoga practice I discovered something that had me very excitable: for the first time ever, I was able to to reach behind my back and touch my finger tips. Now this may not seem very interesting or exciting to anyone else, but opening up my right shoulder flexibility has been a struggle for years. I was always able to clasp my fingers on the other side, but my right shoulder, being the one that takes the brunt of most of my responsibilities as a righty, never allowed for it. This really frustrated me... until this morning!!! I began thinking a lot about how wonderful it is when you can tangibly feel your progression through life. Those mini achievements along the way are some of lives greatest feelings. Yet it also had me thinking about how we don't spend enough time on them. How we are always focusing on what we weren't able to accomplish rather than what we were, or how we let those moments pass too quickly before worrying about how to be even better. And then I started thinking about I shouldn't be thinking any of this because I was practicing yoga and better yogi would be more focused... (see what I mean?)





Anyway, I wanted to spend a little time this morning showing myself some gratitude and actually ruminating on my accomplishments as opposed to my failures. So here's a quick little Ode to Progression in the form of 5 things I'm proud of!

1. I've practiced yoga consecutively for the past five days and unlocked a pose I've been working on for years.

2. I just paid off my last credit card, starting off 2018 debt free!

3. This past week I taught myself some new ice skating moves. I fell down a lot, but I got back up more.

4. Last year, for the first time ever, a company reached out to me because of my YouTube content and wanted to work together. The recognition felt incredible!

5. It's still January and I've already read 5 books this year!

It's wonderful to have goals and dreams, but every now and then it's important to give ourselves credit for all that we've done along the way. What are some things you're proud of?




Oh! and can we agree that both this view and these pants are stunning??? I recently spent a weekend in New York City at the Nomo Soho (there's a giant blog post about that coming soon!) That's where these pictures were taken. And these pants- UGH! I am so in love! I love the lavender/pinky color and the mesh panels down the back. I bought them here, and couldn't be happier! 





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1.  Stay curious and teachable- I'm in my twenties, better known as, what I like to call, my "Smart Ass" years. This is because I think I'm really smart, but I keep discovering, that really, I'm just an ass. As much as I don't want to admit it, I often find myself thinking I already know everything, but there is ALWAYS more to learn. So stay curious but more importantly, stay teachable. Try to look at the world as if for the first time and wonder in every scenario, "what can I learn from this?"



2. Dress up - I have such an overblown arsenal of clothing you'd think I was stocking up for some fashion related apocalypse. Yet, somehow, I often find myself wearing the same old clothes every day. I tell myself I'm saving most of them "for a special occasion," but from now on I'd like to look at every day as some kind of special occasion! After all, adventure could always be right around the corner and I want to be prepared for it!

3. Don't lose your inner child- remember all the dreams you had as a little kid? Those are often an indication of the things you should be doing as an adult. We just tend to let the world make us believe that those things are too silly or impossible. Nothing is too impossible. And is silly really so bad? Keep that childlike spirit despite the world and watch how much magic you invite in.

4.  Spend more time outside - Go for a bike ride. Run around barefoot. Go out and feel the wind playing with your hair, the sun warming your cheeks, and connect to nature! Basically get off your lazy bum for two minutes and go pretend you're gosh darn Disney princess.

5. Save some money- I'm 24 and not yet a millionaire (emphasis on YET) and whether I'd like to admit that or not, it means that I need to start getting my priorities in order. Somehow I find it acceptable to blow $50 on new shoes, but I'll ride around on gas fumes for a week because "I can't afford" to drop $30 to fill the tank. This year I'd like to be a lot more careful with my money so that I can properly save towards my goals. After all, as Sophia Amoruso says, sometimes money looks better on the bank than on your feet.



6. Less possessions more experiences- when I do decide to spend money however, I want to focus more of it on experiences.  An amazing moment will stay with you forever, but material possessions get worn out and dated all too quickly. It's difficult for a fashion lover like me to hold back from buying all the latest and greatest, but thats okay! It just means I need to get a little more creative with the clothes I do have as opposed to focusing what I don't. It's a lesson in appreciation for sure! And honestly, some of my go-to items of clothing cost me all of $2 at a thrift store. Being fashion forward doesn't have to send you financially backward!


7.  Read more - reading is so healthy for so many things; it makes you a better writer, a better speaker, increases your vocabulary and your creativity! Take a book with you wherever you go and try using idle time like waiting in line to read instead of mindlessly scrolling through Facebook.

8. I'm not a bat- I easily slip into patterns of sleeping like a nocturnal creature of the night and I hate it. This insomnia is largely caused by my use of technology right before bed (a problem I'm sure almost ALL of us have.) So let's start creating new, healthier habits together! Like putting away the phone and the laptop and reading a little before bed each night. And boom, there's rule Number 7 out of the way too! Two birds, one stone. If that doesn't place us in the running for Productive Goddess of the Year, I just don't know what does.

9. Wake up early for the hustle - Speaking of sleep patterns, the idea uncrusting my eyelids at the crack of dawn has always seemed on par with punching myself in the face. However there's undeniably something about getting up earlier that increases productivity and improves the overall mood of the day.  So despite the incredible challenge it's going to be for me, I plan on buying myself a couple hours each morning to start the day off right. (and I will be expecting some sort of trophy by the end for my efforts, thank you.) 



10. Stay adaptable- I'm a huge board game nerd. Like, I get obsessed with them, it's bad. But what I've learned through playing many games with many different strategies, is that there is always one common denominator in being a winner: learning to adapt. You can be sitting there, ready to lay a mind blowing move when someone comes along and blocks you. It's easy to get pissed and resign yourself to a loss. But winners don't give up. Winners have a backup plan to their backup plan. Winners are always open to a multitude of possibilities instead of staying tunnel visioned on one option that's clearly not going to work. In this great game of life, remember there may always be another path you can choose that you just didn't see before. And even in the face of a loss, there is still knowledge to gained.

11. Keep being an adventurer- It's no secret that I'm quite the free spirit. I love traveling to foreign lands, meeting new people and doing new exciting things. But everyday, every opportunity can be an adventure with the right mind set! You can venture to the mysterious aisles of the grocery store and sample foods from a land you've never been to! Or strike up conversation with a perfect stranger in line and make a new friend! Start to look for the magic in everything, even the mundane.

12. Laugh as much as possible- You know those kind of laughs that send tears streaming down your face, and last so long that you don't even remember what was funny? Yeah. More of that.

13. Nourish your body- our relationship with food tends to be tricky. But food isn't an enemy or about counting calories. It's about nourishing your body. When you view food as the fuel that allows you to dance, run, jump and see the world, it makes you want to choose meals that are both tasty and healthy (because yes, they can be both!) Think of food as a way to thank your body for all that it does (and that means a couple cheat days too!)

14. Be yourself- every day I find myself scrolling through instagram thinking "I should be more like him, I should act more like that, I should dress more like her." It's so easy to get caught up in constant comparison and while drawing inspiration from others is wonderful, blatant copying is so unnecessary. You can support and admire what others are doing without wanting to become them.



15. Do things alone- Relationships, when healthy and positive, add so much value to our life. But we often overlook one of the most important relationships there is, the relationship with ourselves. So tune everyone out for a little while and spend some time with yourself! Take a bubble bath, take yourself to dinner, visit a museum alone, form some of your own memories and opinions without anyone else's influence and learn a bit more about the person you really are.

16. Take technology breaks - whilst traveling in Thailand, I was walking through one of the most ornate and beautiful cities in the world and passed a group of literal phone zombies. They were glued to their screens and slowly herding each other down the street, all the while missing the stunning scenery around them. I never want to become that. Technology can be fantastic but it can be just as addictive and detrimental. Don't forget every once and a while to look up and enjoy REAL life beauty instead of all the beauty jamming up your feed. After all, the best feeds are created by people who are observant enough to capture lifes most beautiful moments.

17. Be kinder - I wouldn't classify myself as a mean person but there's always room for a little more selflessness, a little more thoughtfulness, and a little more kindness!

18. Stay focused on your goals - It's so easy to get distracted or disheartened when things don't go to plan as you work towards your goals.  But push through the hard times, stay consistent and you will be so glad you did a year or two, or ten down the road.