Jen Batchelor's New York State of Mind

This travel maven shows us her top eight stops for one day in the Big Apple.

By: Jen Batchelor | Photos: Nick Onken

Batchelor is wearing the Last Call Jacket

As the founder of Wellthily, an experientially driven wellness and travel design firm, Jen Batchelor knows a thing or two about finding her way around a city. In anticipation of our seven-city international pop-up event, the Carry-on, Batchelor takes us along for the ultimate day in her hometown, New York City. She shows us how Kit and Ace transitions through the fullest of full-contact days, wherever your travels take you.

Ziva Meditation

252 West 38th Street
Take a moment to pause before you push play on the day ahead.

Batchelor is wearing the Finishing Touch Scarf

SIP 9:00 AM

252 West 38th Street
Take a moment to pause before you push play on the day ahead.

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VIEW 12:00 PM
The High Line Hotel

180 10th Avenue
Post up in the courtyard with an Intelligentsia coffee to watch New York culture from its epicentre.

Batchelor is wearing the Dana Tee
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EAT 1:00 PM
Russ and Daughters Café

127 Orchard Street
Come here for a decadent brunch any day of the week.

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PLAY 4:00 PM
Lincoln Center

10 Lincoln Center Plaza
Spend an afternoon at the opera.


DINE 7:00 PM
Buvette Gastrotheque

42 Grove Street
A guilty pleasure with beautiful ambience in the West Village.

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Pouring Ribbons

225 Avenue B
A little-known classic serving to-die-for seasonal cocktails.

Batchelor is wearing the Dana Tee

STAY 11:00 PM
Refinery Hotel

63 West 38th Street
A hands-down go-to for the rooftop cocktail lounge and the raw elegance – and the location for the Carry-on NYC. Visit between April 28 and May 1 for grab-and-go travel basics to suit any itinerary.

Batchelor is wearing the Bartlett Trouser

Find the Carry-on in your city, or check out our curated travel essentials online if we missed you.