Rupveen Arora

Rupveen Arora

By Rupveen Arora (Mademoiselle Wanderlust), Head of Lifestyle

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There is no better time than the summer to be gallivanting around town and finding your home away from home to sip on a cold cocktail and lounging in the sun. With a plethora of locations to choose from, have a look at some of my favorite go-to spots for summer delight.

1 – The Ides at The Wythe Hotel


The vibe in Williamsburg is what you’d expect from a hopping Brooklyn neighborhood. The view is one you can only see from across the way of that Spectacular Manhattan skyline. Did I say unbeatable views? I recommend this spot.

2 – Press Lounge at Ink 48

Hell’s Kitchen

This lovely rooftop bar is situated in my old stomping grounds. Not only do you have 360 degrees of breathtaking views of Manhattan, up to the GW and down to Statue of Liberty, the sunsets are not to be missed and the best part is that this place’s encased glass area means it can be enjoyed year-round.

3 – The James Hotel


Downtown. Beautiful views. Beautiful people. Beautiful drinks. Go.

4 – The Kimberly

Midtown East

The retractable roof offers a little protection from the absurd heat of NYC summer days.  That said, this is a very quaint yet rustic spot for a great brunch accompanied with none other than Veuve.

5 – Gallow Green


Still one of my favorite rooftop bar’s atop the McKittrick Hotel (if not my absolute favorite), this magical garden amidst ‘train tracks’ welcomes you to pure enchantment and big ladle ALCOHOLIC punches served in copper bowls surely pack a punch. Have a couple of drinks and make a night of it with ‘Sleep No More’ (if you haven’t yet caught this British production). Oh, and ROOFTOP BRUNCH.

Pick a Saturday (soon!) and dive right into a drink-filled, sun-filled, alcohol-filled rooftop hopping Summer Funday! I’ll join.

Happy Roof-topping.

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