When it comes to that freelance life, we have to get all sorts of creative about where we work from. It’s a slippery slope into PJ’s and a computer in your lap in bed all day when you work from home. And while that’s OK on occasion, we have to switch it up every once in a while because our surroundings are deeply responsible for how creative we can be! At least for me.
Admittedly, since moving to New York, I’ve really been enjoying the writing process again. Maybe it’s the SJP SATC effect – you know, the one where you romantically stare out the window and start narrating the opening to your next, latest and greatest article? Perhaps it’s all of the Woody Allen films I’ve been rewatching that make the city feel alive with inspiration. Whatever it is, I’ve been getting out and sitting down everywhere from a cafe to a park bench to pen my thoughts as of late.
So if you live in NYC and need a change of scene, or are visiting and could use a cozy venue to work from, here are a few spots I’d suggest getting up and going to.
The Marlton Hotel
If you’re looking for a more traditional cafe, Grounded is going to be your new favorite spot to sit and sip your morning smoothie. It’s a West Village gem located on Jane street, one of my faves!
Maybe I’ll see you soon at one of my favorite spots! Have a few spots of your own? Let me know in the comments below!
Photography by Freddie Cipoletti