New York postcard: sunset sailing on the Hudson River

Last night was one of those mushy, romantic moments that will stick with me forever.

It was up there with the cliff-side dinner we had on Santorini 10 years ago. It was up there with sitting beachside eating Thai during our honeymoon on Koh Samui.

Mr Styling You and I had a date night. In. New. York. City.

Date night: sunset sailing on the Hudson River, New York City

Road testing my new Prada sunnies picked up for a song at Macy’s

For $60 each we stepped on board the beautiful 80-foot schooner, the Adirondack, and spent two hours sailing on the Hudson River, watching the sun set over this amazing city (ummm, sorry for the overuse of the words amazing, incredible et al but they are very much warranted).

Oh, and included in the price? Plentiful champagne and cute crew that I didn’t notice one bit because I was sitting next to the love of my life ;)

Date night: sunset sailing on the Hudson River, New York City

Date night: sunset sailing on the Hudson River, New York City

Date night: sunset sailing on the Hudson River, New York City

A bit like the helicopter tour gave us one perspective of this city, this offered another one. One that will be forever etched in my mind.

And no, I’m not just talking about shapely butts in chinos :)

Under full-sail, getting sloshed a bit tipsy and seeing the good lady Liberty glow in the late evening sun will do that.

Date night: sunset sailing on the Hudson River, New York City

Date night: sunset sailing on the Hudson River, New York City

Date night: sunset sailing on the Hudson River, New York City

Date night: sunset sailing on the Hudson River, New York City

Date night: sunset sailing on the Hudson River, New York City

Date night: sunset sailing on the Hudson River, New York City

Date night: sunset sailing on the Hudson River, New York City

Date night: sunset sailing on the Hudson River, New York City

The peace of being out on the water – away from the hustle and bustle of the city – was a stunning contrast for all the senses.

And the peace of not having to answer a 7-year-old’s “are we finished yet?” questions was pretty damn good too. On that front, I have Louisa Claire from Brand Meets Blog to thank. She referred us to her gorgeous babysitter and Flynn was well cared for at our apartment.

Oh, and nearly forgot to mention … thanks to a tip off from New York blogger, A Cup of Jo, we stopped at The Lobster Place at Chelsea Market to pick up food for on board. Mr SY downed a lobster roll like nobody’s business and I tucked into a tray of fresh sushi.

Date night: sunset sailing on the Hudson River, New York City | Lobster roll from The Lobster Place, Chelsea Market

Cheapest and most memorable date night right there!

We booked our sunset sail through Zerve.

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  • http://www.hairromance.com Christina @ Hair Romance

    So booking this right now x

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      I want an IG photo! And go to Chelsea markets beforehand to get the lobster!

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  • Denielle Hemsworth

    Fantastic photos, and the food, yum! Looks like you all had a wonderful time.
    Denielle
    handbagshub.com.au

  • emily @ The Beetle Shack

    HELLOOOOOOOO SKIPPER!

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      Oh YEH ;)

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      Oh YEH ;)

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  • http://www.jeweldivas.com.au/ Jewel Divas Style

    God, you have made me so jealous. I’d love to go to NYC!

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      Coming here had been a life long dream — now I can’t wait to come back.

  • Hayley

    I am totally going to book this for our upcoming trip! Oh no about the accommodation! I am glad you sorted it out.

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      You should Hayley … if it’s a good night weather wise, you won’t be disappointed. x

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=744636773 Thea Monks

    I don’t think you used ‘amazing’ or ‘incredible’ nearly enough. The photos are just beautiful. I’m thinking that I may have to work out a way to get to NY!

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      Good to know – and yes, put NY on your dream travel list. So glad we did.

  • Paula

    Divine! Enjoy every moment.

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      We are … except the childhood asthma and emergency change accommodation bit … that’s tomorrow’s post!

  • clairewoollam

    Wow – I’ll be hint dropping about this next time we visit NYC!

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      Just do it!

  • Pagan

    That IS Ryan Gosling steering your boat, isn’t it…?

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      Let’s just say, yes it was, shall we ;)

  • http://twitter.com/JenniferReid411 Jennifer Reid

    “Amazing” is the perfect word for New York Nikki! And what an unforgettable date with your hubby…so happy for you :) xx

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      Was AMAZING … hahaha!

  • Julie

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: You sure know how to travel in style Nikki! Looks like it was absolute bliss xx

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      LOL Julie … not always but this was one of those things I’d hoped would be as good as it was.

  • http://twitter.com/bbeingcool B

    Ooooh, that looks lovely! What an amazing thing to have in your memory bank. Love it. Love. IT!

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      One of those super special ones B x

  • Carli

    What a bargain of a date night? Putting that one on the list for 2018! I estimate my three year old might like planes by then – fingers crossed.

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      Definitely put it on the list – was so, so glad I got this tip and booked it.

  • http://twitter.com/brandmeetsblog Brand Meets Blog

    That looks amazing Nikki!! What a special night to have had! So glad the babysitter worked out too – isn’t she just so lovely!! xx

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      Oh, Louisa … yes, it was amazing and just perfect to be able to do it thanks to your contacts!

  • http://www.lipglossmumma.com.au/ Lipgloss Mumma

    Wow Nikki! Looks like it was amazing.

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      Oh, it was … best thing of the trip so far!

  • asseenin

    Oh, I am getting so many fabulous tips for my trip! Thanks Nikki. It looks like you’re having the holiday of a lifetime : )

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      It is all that and more … a little drama today with our accommodation but easily sorted with a move to the Hudson Hotel.

  • http://www.sorellaandme.com.au/ sorella & me

    A date night in New York. How fabulous!

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      THE best!

  • Lisa mckenzie

    How Amazing Nikki,and so romantic too,No i would not have looked at cute butts in chino’s either :) not when your with your love of your life!You know what’s cute,you have matched your clothes with Mr Styling you ,does he like orange too.? No it looks so stunning,and fresh sushi and lobster rolls ,yum,love that you got to have a date night,and a little peace and quiet.More postcards please!!

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      LOL – that’s Mr SY’s new t-shirt. He’ll be stoked that you noticed!!

  • Mrs Woog

    How amazing. Chelsea Markets was unbelievable. Love the date night, you two rascals xx

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      Was so good … got quite sloshed. Must have been the sea air x