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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 »

Club Monaco Spring 2017

Club Monaco Spring 2017

Spring is in the air! It’s currently 68 degrees in New York City as I write this.  I figured there is no better day than today to share photos of the Club Monaco Spring 2017 collection I saw during New York Fashion Week. See now, buy now – this collection is available in stores as we speak. The collection’s colorful patterns and peasant details were inspired by the documentary Latcho Drom, which follows a family of travelers from Romania to India and pays homage to timeless travel celebrated through song and dance. Their journey influenced this season’s collection. The event took place at… Continue Reading »

New York Fashion Week Designers to Watch

New York Fashion Week Designers to Watch

Today wraps up New York Fashion Week Fall 2017 season. If you haven’t been following along on social media I will fill you in on the designers you should be on the look out for. The first designer I would suggest is Jonathan Simkhai. I have been seeing his collection in stores and online the past few seasons. His designs are meant to redefine the 21st century women’s wardrobe. His designs embody ease, confidence and modern versatility. I must say I have loved everything I see from him. I would love a piece of his textured clothing to land in my… Continue Reading »

Shop The City: Westfield World Trade Center

Shop The City: Westfield World Trade Center

The shopping mecca and tourist destination that is Westfield World Trade Center opened in August 2016. Of course I had to check it out having walked by the construction for years and years. Westfield World Trade Center was built to replace The Mall in One World Trade Center that was destroyed on 9/11. Developers were determined to rebuild and replace The Mall with a bigger and better shopping experience. The architecture is spacious and offers an upgraded shopping experience as opposed to an average shopping mall. The center is called the ‘Oculus’ which is smooth white marble, which is designed to make you feel… Continue Reading »

Pajama Sunday | Happy, Happy New Year!

Pajama Sunday | Happy, Happy New Year!

Ohh, hello 2017! 365 new days, 365 new chances. New beginnings always excite me. It’s another chance to do as I like to say “get it together”.  As the saying goes, “fall down seven times, get up eight”. Whether it’s a new season or calendar year I love the excuse a new beginning brings to challenge myself or change things up a bit. Are you setting any resolutions for yourself this year? My resolution for 2017 is to read more books. Those who know me know I am an avid reader to begin with, but I want to get into the habit of… Continue Reading »