Model and yogi Jennifer Ohlsson isn’t a native of New York – but she calls it home now. Her 5’ 11” frame and blonde hair provide a big clue to her heritage however.

Jennifer is Swedish-born and grew up loving nature, spending her youth riding horses. Much of her childhood was centered around the stables where she was discovered by a model scout at 14.

Her modeling career took her first to Paris and then to New York. But even in these urban environments she didn’t lose her love for nature and the outdoors.

A wellness advocate long before it was a trend, she’s been a longtime advocate of yoga, keeping fit and eating fresh. And she’s always made time for a daily walk.

Here’s her favourite NY route.

Jennifer:

My favourite walk in New York City is along the Hudson River. I start all the way at the bottom of Manhattan and walk north along the water.

There is a boardwalk pretty much all the way up to Inwood at the north end of the island. But if you are going to walk the whole way, then it’ll be more of a bike kind of day.

I like to add either a stop at The Christopher Street Pier for some yoga and a nice meditation or, depending on the time of day, a glass of wine at one of the bars along the way. Or both 😉

Looking out over the water brings so much peacefulness. It’s a perfect, and much needed, break from the crazy city behind you!

Jen…

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Shoes to take you from boardwalk to bar….

Best restaurants/bars with views of The Hudson

Relaxed: Hudson Eats

If the words food court make you feel queasy, then be reassured this redefines the genre. In Battery Park City’s Brookfield Place, Hudson Eats overlooks the Hudson River and offers everything from sushi to gourmet burgers.

230 Vesey Street New York, NY 10281 Tel 212.978.1673

Chic: Perry St

With world famous chef, Jean-George Vongerichten, in residence, Perry St is know for its chic décor and sophisticated food. Open for brunch (at the weekends) and lunch (weekdays) as well as dinner, you can enjoy ultra fresh cuisine whilst soaking up spectacular views of the water.

176 Perry St, New York, NY 10014 tel 212 352 1900

Cool: Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar Conrad Hilton

Only one block from the river, this bar has stunning views of the Statue Of Liberty. Rosé is on tap (literally) and you can relax high above the hustle and bustle of the city streets.

Conrad Hilton, 102 North End Avenue, New York, NY 10282 (646) 769-4250