06 October 2008

New York City

Thanks again for all of your well wishes and suggestions for things to do while we were in NYC. We had a fantastic trip. On Friday we got into the city around lunch time, quickly grabbed a bite to eat at a cute little Mexican restaurant then got busy walking around the streets of the LES and Soho. We had no real destination but just wandered around and went in any little store that caught our eye (more on those stores later). By nightfall we had worn ourselves out so we stopped for dinner at Vegetarian Paradise 2. We planned on going to the bar at the Chelsea Hotel for a drink but when we got there we discovered it didn't open until 11:00. Come on people! I'm too old for that. ;) Instead we went to East of Eighth, ordered a big glass of Hoegaarden, sat on the patio and people watched.

Saturday morning was filled with Chelsea art galleries. We discovered a couple of amazing exhibits - one photography and one sculpture. Then I had the most amazing Challah french toast for brunch at a diner in the meatpacking district. Afterwards we headed to the ginormous four story Barnes & Noble for an afternoon break. I looked for fashion magazines and photography books while Tom perused the design section. I found a fantastic book on photographer Francesca Woodman (thanks Shreve!). Somewhere in there we also stopped for a vegan cupcake at BabyCakes. Pumpkin cupcakes, yum! It felt like we'd already had a full trip and we hadn't even gone to the show that was our entire reason for going to NY. So, that night we walked to dinner at Rice then over to catch the Nick Cave show. Amazing!

Whew! It was a full weekend and we had so much fun. Now it's back to work. Speaking of work, I'm working on a post detailing which vintage stores we made it to and what I bought. Later! :)

nyc

26 comments:

Etta said...

Your trips sounds great! And the photos are awesome (once again)! I have always wanted to visit NY and hopely I someday will. :)

jayne said...

ooo sounds amazing! love your outfit, there's something very 1970s/chloe about the dress! and that final pic with the lights is awesome!

AlicePleasance said...

It was fantastic! ...Of course! I admit I'm a bit jealous ;-) I ate at Rice once too and it was really a good place. Now can't wait for the vintage finds post :-)

Market Publique said...

Oh man! How did I miss that you were coming?! What a dork I am! I could've recommended so many good places to go! Well, it sounds like you found some excellent places anyway. Next time, you should do a tour of Brooklyn!

Sarah said...

LOVE that yellow scarf!

sasha said...

hi sally~
your trip sounds interesting!
can't wait to see your latest vintage finds!

svenskaussie said...

Loved reading your post, sounds like you had a great time. Great photography, esp. with the lights in the night shot.

Adiel said...

Sounds like you had a blast. I'm jealous, but happy for you! :)

Nicole said...

The photos came out great. You look especially beautiful in the bottom two, we need to see open mouth smiles more often!!

kristin said...

the nightime pictures of you are so pretty. sounds like a great visit!

Manja said...

Wow, it sounds like you had an awesome time....and the pictures are great!
If you believe it or not, today I am wearing a combo that is very similar to what you're wearing on the pic in the third row. Mustard yellow dress, black tights and black slouchy boots haha

Zoƫ said...

yes! List where you went because i live right outside of the city and i can never find good vintage stores that arent too crowded/expensive!

Louise said...

Sounds like a great time - It's really nice to see photos of you just doing what your doing and continuing to look fabulously stylish every now and then!

Nina said...

Beautiful photographs, Sally. I'm really happy to hear you had a great time. In fact we can tell that just by looking at the photographs.

x

Hailey @ stylesymmetry.com said...

So fun, love that pic (last 3) where you are smiling at each other, how cute!!!

Lisa said...

your documentations are simply marvelous!

copperoranges said...

i love that you're smiling! you look so natural with your bf!

Trains and Sewing Mchines said...

your pictures are always so fabulous, and you always have amazing outfits!

Stephanie said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. I'm actually going to NYC to visit my sister in a couple of weeks. It's my first time going there, so I'm really excited.
Love reading your blog!

LML said...

your trip sounds wonderful!
love the fun artsy pictures :)

Penny said...

awww you two are adorable!!
love that brown dress, can't wait to hear about your vintage finds! xx

loou said...

it looks like you had a fantastic trip too, wonderful pictures.
x

Joy said...

is that banksy? i know he had a show that just opened there.

skinnyGLASSESgirl said...

i love the graffit of the bird in a hand. so cute. cool pics, looks like you had a great time.

Anonymous said...

lov ya

New York hotel said...

I loved all what you just wrote; I'm now coming back to NYC with my kids after a long time, I got us some LMT tickets and my fashionable teenage daughter is really exited about Soho, I've been trying to get them going about the Chelsea art galleries and everything you wrote about NYC really made them exited! great blog!!!