Ivanka Trump has returned to her hometown of New York City for the first time since leaving Washington, D.C. and relocating to Miami, Florida.
The former First Daughter was casually dressed in a long black wool coat and straight-leg jeans as she headed to Trump Tower on Wednesday with a pair of earbud headphones in her ears and her black iPhone in her hand.
Ivanka, 39, had her long blonde hair pulled back in a messy bun, and she sported a blue face mask as she made her way towards her family’s home base.
Return home: Ivanka Trump returned to New York City on Wednesday for the first time since she since she left Washington, D.C.
Keeping it casual: The former First Daughter was dressed casually in a long black coat and straight-leg jeans
Made for walking: Ivanka topped off the look with a pair of comfortable black flats
The mother of three, who has taken on a more casual appearance since leaving her role as a White House senior adviser, topped off her outfit with a pair of black flats — a far cry from the heels she used to wear in Washington, D.C.
When she lifted her arm to hold her coat closed, she exposed the red string bracelet that she almost always wears on her left wrist.
Though she hasn’t spoken about the purpose of the string, it does bear a resemblance to the type of red string that Kabbalah practitioners wear to ward off the ‘evil eye.’
Ivanka was escorted by two Secret Service vehicles and was seen getting dropped off in front of the building.
She said hello to the doorman before making her way inside.
On the same day, Ivanka’s younger brother Eric Trump, 37, and his wife Lara, 38, took their mother Ivana Trump, 72, out to lunch.
They dined at the upscale Italian eatery Altesi Ristorante, one of her favorite restaurants on the Upper East Side, before walking her back to her townhouse.
Music or podcast: Ivanka was pictured listening to her headphones in her Secret Service vehicle before she got dropped off
Arrival: was pictured exiting an SUV and entering Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue
Safety first: Ivanka carried her black iPhone in her hand as she walked inside
On the go: Ivanka wore her blonde hair up in a no-fuss messy bun
Peeking out: When Ivanka lifted her arm to hold her coat closed, she exposed the red string bracelet that she almost always wears on her left wrist
It’s unclear if Ivanka was in town when she missed out on the family lunch.
The visit to Trump Tower marked Ivanka’s first time returning to the city since she left Washington, D.C. and that may be for good reason.
Many believe that Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner will no longer be welcome in the same elite social circles they once ran in before her father became president.
Her close friend Georgina Bloomberg recently admitted that it would be ‘difficult’ for the couple to return to Manhattan life.
‘I think right now it’ll be a bit difficult for them coming back, because obviously this is something that is still very fresh and stoking everybody’s fire,’ she told the Daily Beast in November.
Georgina hopes that in the future people ‘will hopefully welcome them back’ — however, many reports have suggested that Ivanka and Jared may well be ‘shunned’ by the high-powered New Yorkers they once called friends.
It’s unclear if Jared and their three children — Arabella, Joseph, and Theodore — have returned to the city with her.
Happy to see him: Ivankasaid hello to the doorman before making her way inside
Entourage: Ivanka was escorted by two Secret Service vehicles
Testing, testing… Ivanka was seen trying out special privacy glass for the balcony of her Miami apartment last week
Options: She chatted about her options with two workers, who stuck up samples of different adhesive that can be added to the glass to turn it more opaque
Sportstar: Ivanka looked as though she had just come from playing a game of tennis and was seen wearing a crisp white polo shirt, sporty white mini skirt and sneakers
Options: The two workers talked Ivanka through all of the different samples, demonstrating how one looked on a larger panel of the glass
The Trump-Kushner family has moved into Arte Surfside, one of the most expensive complexes in the neighborhood, with an average rental price of nearly $47,000 per month.
Its penthouse sold for $33 million to an unnamed private equity executive from New York last month.
Since moving to the lavish condo building, which is considered to be one of Miami’s most sought-after oceanfront properties, the former senior White House adviser has been seen kicking back and relaxing in the outdoor space on many an occasion.
But the apartment appears to have been a bit more public than she’s used to, and last week she was seen testing out special privacy screens for the glass railing of her large balcony.
Ivanka reviewed different options alongside two workers who had stuck up several sample panels to demonstrate their effectiveness.
Dressed in a white polo shirt and sporty mini skirt, it looked as though she had just come from a morning spent playing tennis.
After greeting the two glass experts, Ivanka put on a pink-and-white face mask and stood back as they explained how the privacy coating works, talking her through the different samples that they had stuck onto her balcony railing.
Cover up: After greeting the two men, Ivanka put on her pink-and-white face mask – and was then joined on the balcony by family dog Winter
Careful: One of the workers had blue plastic wrapped around his shoes – perhaps in an effort to protect Ivanka’s clean floors
VIPs: Both men had red wristbands on, which may well have been given to them by security in order to grant them access to the building
Keeping cool: Ivanka had her blonde hair pulled back in a low updo, and she went makeup-free
Results: The workers put up a large panel of one sample, which Ivanka was seen checking out from both sides of the glass
Ivanka was joined on the balcony by the family’s fluffy white dog Winter, who strolled around by her feet as she carried out her inspection with her large black iPhone in her hand.
Jared was not present during the meeting, and it seemed as though the couple’s three children were still at school for the day.
Ivanka’s eagerness to give herself more privacy on the balcony makes sense given how much time she has been spending out there of late.
Earlier last week, she was photographed soaking up some afternoon sun on her balcony while enjoying a warm beverage.
Wearing a green satin wrap dress from Mango, she looked happy and relaxed as she gazed out at the view, before kicking back on the family’s outdoor couch, where she proceeded to write in a notebook.
Florida had faced grey and rainy weather earlier in the morning, and it looked as though the former senior White House adviser was thrilled to get outside and enjoy a much brighter afternoon.
Choices: There are plenty of options for privacy film, many of which are simply stuck onto a window or area of glass in order to prevent people from looking in front the outside
Staying safe: Other advantages to certain types of privacy film include protection against shattered glass; the adhesive side of the covering keeps shards of glass together
Impressive! The results were immediate to see – with Ivanka standing behind one panel of the privacy film, leaving her legs and waist completely hidden
She went barefoot and accessorized her $40 dress design with two necklaces.
After standing next to the glass railing at the edge of the outdoor space, Ivanka retreated to the couch, where she put her bare feet up on the cushions and sat back with what appeared to be a black notebook and pen, perhaps to write down a few ideas.
Ivanka seemed lost in thought as she jotted down some lines in the book while keeping her drink perched in her lap.
Earlier in the month, the former fashion designer enjoyed a snuggle with her daughter’s dog, Winter, while out on the balcony.
The former businesswoman wore a long, navy and gold caftan and paired the flowing design with a pair of white jeans that accentuated her long legs, looking every inch the Florida fashionista,
In true beachy style, she went without shoes as she walked out onto the balcony, before clambering over one of the cushioned sun loungers that are located on the outdoor space.
Catching some rays! On Tuesday Ivanka enjoyed some afternoon sunshine on the balcony of her Miami apartment
Warm weather chic: The 39-year-old looked elegant in a green satin wrap dress from Mango, which she paired with some glamorous sunglasses
In her own world: The former First Daughter had AirPods in her ears and may well have been listening to some music – or chatting with someone on her phone
Since moving to Miami just a few weeks ago, Ivanka has been enjoying a more relaxed post-White House schedule and appears to be taking full advantage of the opportunity to spend plenty of quality time with her children.
The oldest daughter of former President Donald Trump has been seen on a number of occasions taking her children to and from their new school, which is just a 15-minute drive from the family’s oceanfront apartment.
And when the kids aren’t in class, Ivanka and Jared have made sure to fill their time with plenty of fun activities, including trips to the beach, visits to local ice cream shops, and even an outing at a nearby alligator park.
It looks as though Ivanka and her family have quickly settled into Miami life in the few weeks since they moved into their new apartment, which they are reported to have leased for a year while they build a more permanent home on a plot of land that they purchased at the end of 2020.
Ivanka and Jared’s temporary apartment is located just over an hour away from Trump’s Palm Beach resort Mar-a-Lago, which is where he and wife Melania are now living with their son Barron.
Ivanka’s younger sister Tiffany is understood to be looking for a home in Miami, and it was reported in January that her older brother Don Jr. and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle also hope to relocate to the Sunshine State.
It is not known whether Ivanka has been making trips to see her father in Palm Beach. However, she hinted that she may have been heading there last week when she stepped out in Mar-a-Lago Club tennis whites.