Back in New York! Lucky me, I know. I'm here as my man is judging The One Show Interactive, so I decided to hotel crash. We stayed at two wonderful hotels while in town; first stop was The Standard from which the view above was taken. What a lovely welcome. The rooms are beautifully designed, and I wish I hadn't been feeling so ill to have enjoyed it more. Did love the elevator art installation, worth checking out.This is the view from the hotel room at night, looking out over the Meat Packing District.
Saturday. Waking up in New York and for the first proper Adventure Saturday Mr E and I had had in a while. What to do?! First, fill our bellies. We headed to Balthazar's in Soho for a wonderful fruit salad and eggs Benedict. Delicious.
Fueled up, we then we started to mooch about Soho. We visited Kisok, 95 Spring Street. Head up the stairs, then turn right at the top. Filled with lots of goodies, we were strong and resisted.
Taking in some nice window displays. Headed to a few paper and textile stores, but saving those for a post of their own or this will get too long. Mr E sniffed out some good record stores on Bleeker Street. Of which had a massive cat lazing about on a pile of heavily-clawed boxes. Then at the end of a long day of waking, I couldn't resist a Magnolia Bakery cupcake.
Admiring the architecture and building details. Later that night we managed to get tickets to Mary Poppins and loved every minute of it! The set design was just incredible. First time I've seen a show in NYC. Amazing!
Sunday we switched hotels, for the rest of the trip we'd be at the Ace Hotel on 29th. A real rock 'n' Roll hotel, our room was kitted out with guitar, record player and stack of vinyl, Polaroid camera, and a lovely view...They have a couple of nice restaurants downstairs and Stumptown Coffee Roasters, to which there was a continuous queue out the door. I was a little skeptical, until I had their mocha. Best mocha ever. Converted.
Home again now and some treasure: vintage Empire State Building banner in mint condition! From Flea Market antiques (questionable) and collectibles at 120 West 25th Street. On that same street is also a beautiful store New York Vintage at 117 West 25th Street, with a wonderful selection of designer names. Price tags to match, sadly.
Picked up a fun set of glasses from Fish Eddy: 889 Broadway at 19th Street, New York. Half-price sale! USD $12 / €9.15 for a set of 4.