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T+L Awards Ceremony in New York

In honor of the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards being released, Scott and I were lucky enough to be part of a group invited to celebrate the winners with a cocktail party in New York! We go to New York once or twice a year but I somehow never seem to share anything on it. A quick four-hour flight from St. Maarten, it’s truly worlds away, and we never quite seem to allocate enough time to enjoying it fully.

This trip was a work trip with the ceremony and press meetings dominating our schedule, but it was such a great reminder of how doable New York is for a long weekend escape from the Caribbean. We managed to sneak in two dinners with friends, two lunches (including leveraging NY Restaurant Week deals), a musical on Broadway, and plenty of shopping in between. And getting to meet T+L’s Editor-in-Chief, Nathan Lump, in real life? Yeah, that was pretty cool, too.

Here are some snapshots from the T+L World’s Best Awards Ceremony in NY. The ceremony took place at the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, which provided the prettiest views of Manhattan I’ve ever seen (that skyline, though). Dare I admit that I’d never been to Brooklyn before?! Seriously, never. I’m a West Coaster though so cut me a little slack. I’m making strides!

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With Nathan Lump at the T+L Awards Ceremony 

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We’re literally on the map! 

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These views, though! ?

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Thank you, Travel + Leisure team for such a wonderful night and for such a great honor!

Shannon Kircher, The Wanderlust Effect

More about Shannon Kircher

Shannon Kircher is the founder and editor of The Wanderlust Effect. Founded in 2009, she has continued to document her international escapes as an expat in Europe and the Caribbean. Additionally, Shannon is the founder of Compass & Vine, a luxury boutique travel design firm, and is the Director of Marketing for the Frangipani Beach Resort. Shannon holds an MSc in Social Policy and Development from the London School of Economics and is a current candidate for WSET Level 3 in Wines & Spirits.