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Bag-all A few questions to Jennifer Jansch

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Bag-all, giving is easy

Yeah! Do something for the environment – in style! Buy reusable cotton gift bags from Bag-all.

The owner and creator of Bag-all is Swedish Jennifer Jansch, a mother of three and a stylist for over 20 years. She design, manufacture and sell reusable fabric gift bags and travel/organizing bags.

Why did you move to New York?
I lived in New York most of the 90-ies. When I met my husband I moved back to Sweden for 10 years. We moved back with our three children 2011. The reason: because I love New York! It fits my personality perfectly. I can be creative and be myself 100% in New York

Mention 3 of your favourite places in New York?
1. The Nolita area east of Soho. This is where I have my shop. I particularly like Mulberry Street, Mott Street and Elizabeth Street between Prince and Houston. Full with little independent shops like mine and great restaurants.
2. Central Park any time of year!
3. Hudson River park. A park that runs along the Hudson river on the West side of Manhattan. You can walk, ride your bike or run.

What do you love to do in New York in your free time?
Walk all over. We don’t own a car. There is always something amazing to look at!

Mention something weird that you’ve experienced in New York
Freaky weather. Sometimes it rains so much you would think someone was throwing buckets of water off the tops of the buildings. I have never seen anything like it anywhere else.

What do you like best about New York?
The people. Most people are just so friendly and happy!

Describe New York with 3 words
Awesome, exciting, cool

Bag-all, 219 Mott St, Nolita –

Jennifer JanschFoto: Jenny Brandt
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The book ”I had a dream (but no idea)” is a book about how Bag-all came about. It is written by the owner and founder of Bag-all, Jennifer Jansch. It starts with her dream of having her own business, but not having any idea of what that might be. It leads us through the challenging times, the fun times, the obstacle people, the successes, up until today. Bag-all has come a long way from Jennifers living room to having her bags sold in over 25 countries world wide, a flagship store in Nolita, New York and owning her own printing factory in Brooklyn.

Jennifer believes we are all capable of fulfilling our dreams and goals. In this book you find out how.

The book comes in a super cute cotton bag with grosgrain closing and a handle with the text: ”Bag of dreams”.

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6 Columbus – a Sixty Hotel

6 Columbus

At the stylish hotel 6 Columbus in Columbus Circle you will find this lovely roof terrace. There is also an indoor bar so you don´t miss the view during chilly days.

The white building you see in the back belongs to the Museum of Arts & Design, which has a rooftop restaurant with great views of Central Park and Columbus Circle.

This hotel is in a great location  It´s close to Central Park and Midtown’s Theater District, a 20-minute walk to the American Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is not far away either. Just next door you’ll also find a shopping mall – The Shops at Columbus Circle –

One of New York’s best sushi restaurants are also at 6 Columbus Blue Ribbon Restaurant & Bar.
The hotel belongs to stylish SIXTY Hotels, which has hotels in SoHo and Lower East Side.

Double room fr. US$ 185 if you book in advance

308 W 58th St, New York

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Woodbury Common Premium Outlets – a outlet mecca!

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Woodbury Commons is just an hour drive outside of Manhattan and it’s a whole little nice village filled with 220 stores that sell designer clothes at really low prices, see the list of all brands here –

You can probably plan that you need at least 3-4 hours here to have enough time to go through all the shops.
It´s best to focus on American designers like Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, J Crew, etc.
At Woodbury Common the prices are substantially than in Manhattan.

Buy your bus ticket here. Adult:   $42   Child:   $21     
Web special: Adult: $37 Child: $16

Roof top bars in New York

New York can be experienced in many ways, but one that is definitely nice is to see New York from higher altitudes with a drink in your hand.

Here is a list of New York’s best roof top bars.

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Impressive views of the Hudson River, New Jersey and Midtown’s mighty skyscrapers. Comfortable sofas and chairs to admire the view from.
653 11th Avenue 48 Street West

230 Fifth
Open year around with spectacular view of the Empire State Building, Chrysler and the Statue of Liberty. It has room for 600 guests and is more reminiscent of a beach with its palm trees and white striped umbrellas. 230 Fifth has its own landscaped garden on the roof so the mint leaf in your mojito is guaranteed fresh.

Top of the Strand
From Top of the Strand you get a spectacular view towards south of the Empire State Building, which is just three blocks away. The rooftop bar has a glass roof so you can hang out here even if it rains.
Strand Hotel, 22 West 37 street

The Empire Hotel
At the height of the Empire Hotel famous neon sign on the 12th floor is their rooftop bar that’s open year round. Here we are treated to the great views of Lincoln Center, Broadway and Columbus Avenue.
44 West 63rd Street, Upper West Side

Hotel Gansevoort
Their roof top bar have a nice lounge feeling and cool views of The Standard Hotel and the roof tops of the Meatpacking area. The hotel is ideally located in the Meatpacking with a roof top pool that shimmers in different colors and has underwater music. The pool is only for guests so you are better off if you check-in and can use it on hot summer days.
18th 9 Avenue
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Roof Garden Cafe
You get the best view of Central Park and all the grand houses around it from the roof at The Metropolitan Museum. Open during the summer months.
1000 5th Avenue