Posts Tagged ‘new york city’

The High Line, Chelsea Market + West Village

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Hey all, today I wanted to share a few snaps of my latest visit to New York City. I asked for suggestions and you all delivered! One of the most repeated recommendations was to walk the High Line and Chelsea Market, two places I hadn’t visited yet. Thank you! It was such a pleasure exploring these two (and the West Village) for an entire day.

I started at the northern end of the High Line at 30th Street and worked my way south to the end, and I definitely recommend this walk. The history of the High Line is so interesting, the unused railroad tracks were scheduled for demolition but together with the City of New York, a preservation society has reinvented the old train tracks and turned them into a park elevated above the city streets where visitors and locals stroll along or just hang out.

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What’s cool is as you walk the mile long promenade you look down into the Meatpacking and Chelsea neighborhoods and you’ll see modern street art and sculpture with views to the Hudson River and Chelsea Piers.

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NYC: Your Suggestions Please

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

My friends, I’m very excited! I’m leaving for New York City at an early hour on Friday morning and I’m meeting my sister there for three days of uninterrupted “girls-in-the-city” time. It’s been 7 years since we made the trip together, the last time we went with just the two of us I was pregnant with my son so it was fun but in a limited sense (translation: morning sickness & no booze). We talked and laughed and acted like tourists until our voices were hoarse and we couldn’t talk anymore. Having a sister who gets your sense of humor and is willing to join you in a big metropolis for crazy new adventures makes for a good time.

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I’ve been to NYC before on business and also for a few personal trips. I’ve done all the major touristy stuff: Empire State Building, Central Park, Statue of Liberty, 9/11 Memorial, The Met and Guggenheim, etc. We’re staying in Midtown so we can go anywhere quickly and we have tickets to Sleep No More so we’re excited about that.

My question is this, can you suggest any other ‘off the beaten path’ adventures? Quirky cool boutiques? Great little places to eat? Fun things to see?  Streets or neighborhoods to explore? Have you read any resident New Yorker posts lately that spill the beans on the best places to visit?  I’d love to hear your suggestions or read about your recent NYC adventures.  Thanks!

 

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Fall Fashion Report from NYC

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

If you follow me on Twitter, you know our return flight was canceled on Saturday and we were delayed in New York City until Monday morning, but violins played for about 5 whole seconds when I realized the delay meant we had an entire extra day to explore the city.

Matt and I split up for a few hours on Sunday after a perfect brunch, him taking the kids to some mega toy stores, brave soul.  Funny how the critters don’t complain one bit about walking 12 blocks when the destinations are: 1. Lego, 2.  American Girl, and 3.  FAO Schwartz.   I left Matt at Lego in Rockefeller center after I witnessed my boy giving the Legos the same look as Carrie Bradshaw does to Blahnik pumps.  Priceless.

I spent the afternoon (alone, amen) visiting stores all over the upper east side, from Fifth to Park to Madison Avenues, to stare at the fall fashion.  I popped into three favorites for designer labels: Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, and Barneys where price tags go up into the thousands, but just like in home design, I love shopping high end to get the look for less back home.

Most of the fashion this season felt very 80s inspired from cropped leather jackets to colored jeans, but it’s been reinvented and is more tailored this time around.  Here’s a look at some of the big trends in fall fashion spied on the streets and in the stores in New York City !

Lace - There were so so so many lace dresses and tops in the collections this year, I’m sure we will see a lot more of it during the holiday season, lace is back big time, the skirts and dresses were especially flirty and fun.

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Electric Blue.   Wow this color was in 80% of the stores, I couldn’t believe how much of electric blue (or royal blue) was on display in both men’s and women’s fashion, and it was mostly paired with black.  It’s a saturated or vivid version of cobalt and it’s everywhere.

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When I see this color I can’t help but think of the scene where Miranda lectured Andy in The Devil Wears Prada  on how her blue sweater is cerulean blue.   Didn’t you love Meryl in that movie?  Brilliant as always.

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