The West Village


The West Village is arguably one of the most charming parts of New York City. It also happens to be one of the most incredibly confusing parts of the city, to a directionally-challenged individual such as myself, anyway. I hardly ever make it down there (even though I really want to explore it more!), and when I do I tend to get completely lost. Luckily my more adventurous friend Alexis is always up for a trip downtown (she’s a sucker for its charms as well), so when she suggested trying out Hudson Clearwater (not The Little Owl, pictured above…I just thought that was pretty) a few weeks back, I jumped on the opportunity for a fun brunch and a little West Village exploring. The restaurant was fab and also happened to be smack dab in a part of the Village that I’ve never been to at all, which was utterly scenic and charming. We had a perfect day of great eats, taking pictures, and walking around oohing and aahing over the charm of the neighborhood’s architecture…basically my ideal activities!









photos by me


  1. Leslie says: June 13, 2014

    It looks like such a charming area. Your photos are lovely! I'm also directionally-challenged, so I certainly sympathize!

    1. Jackie {York Avenue} says: June 14, 2014

      Glad to know I'm not the only one! Google Maps is my lifesaver 🙂

  2. Holly says: June 13, 2014

    So pretty! I love seeing these snippets of NYC 🙂

    1. Jackie {York Avenue} says: June 14, 2014

      I'm so glad, because I love sharing them! Thanks Holly 🙂

  3. Kari | The Kari Diaries says: June 14, 2014

    The West Village is my dream neighborhood. I only like like 5 minutes away, so I frequently find myself wandering around down there. And I love love The Little Owl!

    1. Jackie {York Avenue} says: June 14, 2014

      You are so lucky to live so close!

  4. michelle says: June 15, 2014

    i think this is the top of my "dream places to live" list! but i would get lost all the time!

  5. Alexis says: June 15, 2014

    "ARE YOU A TOURIST?" hahahaha. p.s. remind me we need to check out the little owl next, oh and that Swedish candy store!

    1. Jackie {York Avenue} says: June 16, 2014

      Hah still laughing about that! And yes, those two are on the top of my must-visit list! We gotta go 🙂

  6. Alicia Mackin says: June 17, 2014

    You are so right, such a wonderful neighborhood to explore. Love your pix too!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  7. Dale Angela says: April 3, 2015

    AH! Home.

  8. Ellie says: July 13, 2016

    I stay close to the West Village when I visit and love it – still after 8 or so times I haven’t worked my way around. I do know I love Hudson Clearwater, though. I hope you had a good time.

  9. Jess & Blair says: October 6, 2016

    omg I LOVE the Little Owl! One of my favorite NYC meals 🙂 These photos totally brought me back!



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