A day in the life

One of the many blessings of being a companion is constantly discovering and re-discovering my own city. I’ve lived in New York City for nine years, but being Shae means I get to see the city through fresh eyes. Clients often visit from out of town or even from other countries — or they are locals simply looking for something fresh and exciting — and I take pride in curating the very best experiences for them, whether their idea of fun is low-key, glamorous, fast-paced, relaxed, gourmet, cozy, expansive, artsy, nerdy, boozy or some combination thereof.

For my most recent photoshoot, I connected with a photographer who specializes in outdoor portraits and street style photography, so I loosely organized the shoot around a day in the life of Shae — highlighting some of my favorite spots around the city, and some of my favorite things to do.

My day starts with an invigorating workout in Bryant Park….

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Followed by coffee at Gasoline Alley in SoHo, and a spot of window-shopping…

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Followed by an elegant, leisurely lunch at NOMO SOHO…

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…And a cozy afternoon spent at the New York Public Library — Schwarzman Building, reading each other passages from our favorite books and finding hidden gems in the stacks.

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And then, as day turns into night, we don our finery and head out to an elegant dinner or gala.

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The full gallery is here. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed making them! And I can’t wait to be your guide for a perfect day in the greatest city in the world.

Shae Ashbury