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Shop The City: The RealReal

Shop The City: The RealReal

You are probably familiar with the go-to online luxury consignment site The RealReal. Due to popular demand The RealReal opened their first New York City retail store in SoHo at 80 Wooster Street. And let me tell you, it doesn’t disappoint. During my first visit to The RealReal I was impressed with the well-designed layout of the store and how it was organized. You will find sections like ‘spring layering’ and such. The RealReal has a great array of high-end of clothing and accessories for women, men and children for a fraction of the retail price. The retail location provides luxury repair… Continue Reading »

Social Graces at The Plaza Hotel

Social Graces at The Plaza Hotel

It’s always been on my list to take a proper etiquette class. Last month my friend and I took Beaumont Etiquette’s Social Graces at The Plaza Hotel with Myka Meier. It was informative and a lot of fun without being stuffy. In the tails of the Royal Wedding I thought it would be fun to share my notes from my evening of social graces. First things first, Ms. Meier made it clear that etiquette is suppose to be fun! Never correct someone on their etiquette. Lead by your actions. We started the evening with a little bit of wine tasting… Continue Reading »

Shop The City: Nordstrom Mens Store

Shop The City: Nordstrom Mens Store

Who said retail is dying? Not in New York City! A perfect example is the opening of Nordstrom’s first Mens store in the heart of Manhattan (235 West 57th Street). I paid a visit the other day and was impressed with what I saw. The new Nordstrom Mens flagship store is well-designed and not overwhelming for the shopper. I stopped by on a Saturday when they had a live DJ playing but was not overstimulated by the vibes. I think the store’s easy three-floor layout helped. I was on the hunt for the perfect men’s white button down shirt. A… Continue Reading »

Manolo Blahnik Documentary

Manolo Blahnik Documentary

Last night I had the pleasure of viewing MANOLO: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards at the new Landmark at 57 West theater. It was everything I expected and more! Not long ago I had a conversation with a gal at Saks about the benefits and longevity of choosing Manolo Blahniks over a certain red soled shoe. We started chatting about how ridiculous it is when women buy a luxury shoe designer because of the certain color of the sole over buying a true pair of well-crafted designer shoes, such as Manolo Blahniks. Carrie Bradshaw had it right, ladies…. Continue Reading »

Shop The City: UK’s The White Company

Shop The City: UK’s The White Company

This past weekend I ventured downtown to see what all the hype was about regarding London’s The White Company.  I am familiar with their catalog and have heard great things about their products from others. It is the British empires first US flagship store. Let’s just say it did not disappoint. Welcome to New York! I would recommend The White Company to those who love neutrals because yes – as you may have guessed – the store is mostly white and neutral tones. Great wardrobe pieces to build upon. I bought myself a lovely pair of black suede sandals. They were… Continue Reading »

Our Story Bridal | High-end Consignment Wedding Dresses and Gowns

Our Story Bridal | High-end Consignment Wedding Dresses and Gowns

I had the pleasure of meeting with the gals at Our Story Bridal. A high-end consignment wedding dress and gown boutique located in midtown Manhattan. The owners Jacquelyn and Ana decided to open a preowned designer wedding dress shop in an intimate environment. To their surprise there was nothing like this yet in New York City. I stumbled upon Our Story Bridal when they were featured in New York Magazine Weddings. A great resource for my bridal clients I contacted them immediately  to setup an appointment . Our Story Bridal has a wide arrange of major designer dresses from 50-60%… Continue Reading »

Shop The City: FlameKeepers Hat Club

Shop The City: FlameKeepers Hat Club

I appreciate a great hat. Growing up my mother was never caught without a hat when she was driving in her convertible (and yes, her car of choice with two children was a convertible). She has been driving with the top down since the ’90s. Rock on, Mary Ann! My father on the other hand has a hat for every occasion and every outfit. When I came to across Flamekeepers Hat Club I knew this place was a gem. The motto at the FlameKeepers Hat Club is “passing the torch of good taste from one generation to the next”. This locally owned upscale… Continue Reading »

Pajama Sunday | While We Were Young

Pajama Sunday | While We Were Young

Last Sunday I met friends at While We Were Young in the West Village for brunch. You may or may not have seen this place pop up on your Instagram feed. I kept hearing great things about it so I decided to check it out. It’s A-DOR-ABLE. Especially with the nice weather we have been having in NYC this is the perfect place to spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon. The atmosphere and food were great. They don’t take reservations so my friends & I were the first ones in line before they opened at noon. And of course I just had to snap photos… Continue Reading »

Pajama Sunday | Springing Ahead

Pajama Sunday | Springing Ahead

Let it be Sunday!  It has been awhile since I wrote a Pajama Sunday post, hasn’t it? March turned out to be an eventful month. I am happy to be lounging in my bathrobe enjoying a cup of Earl Grey tea while listening to French Cafe music on Pandora. I have nothing on the agenda today (well, not a lot). Last Sunday, close friends and I celebrated their daughter’s 1st birthday at Alice’s Tea Cup on the Upper East Side. As I’m sure you can tell from the Mimosas shown above Alice’s Tea Cup is adult AND kid-friendly. From the mismatched vintage… Continue Reading »

How to Shop Luxury Consignment Boutiques

How to Shop Luxury Consignment Boutiques

A few weeks ago I stumbled upon Designer Revival (324 East 81st Street) while gallivanting around the Upper East Side. This little gem was one of the first luxury consignment shops in the city. In 2015, new owner Tiffany Keriakos bought a fresh and exciting new look to the boutique, all while adhering to the vision the boutique has instilled for many years: making women feel beautiful. I must admit I have been skeptical about shopping at second-hand boutiques in the past. My mind was forever changed  when I entered Michael’s for the first time a few years ago. Low and behold in front of me were designer clothing… Continue Reading »



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