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Stories, Notations, Discoveries

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Stories, Notations, Discoveries


Postcards From NYC

With a few recent trips to this amazing city, trade fairs and product launches, here's my lowdown and not too touristy guide to 24hrs in New York. 

With a few recent trips to this amazing city, trade fairs and product launches, here's my lowdown and not too touristy guide to 24hrs in New York. 

❝ I love NYC, it's one of my favourite cities. I always travel home with a head full of inspo. I'm so obsessed with all of the captivating and tantalising spots for coffee, cocktails, lunch and dinner dotted around the city which have the most incredible interiors.

Breakfast at Jack's Wife Freda

I love to kick off my day at this lively all day bistro. Think American fused with a touch of Mediterranean, so yummy. They have branches all over New York but I love the one based in Soho.

Midtown Shopping

Once fed and watered it's a great time to head mid-town to the Chelsea Flea Market. It's an iconic market filled with beautiful antiques and vintage items as well as lots of lovely jewellery, bags and cool art, I could spend hours just browsing.

Coffee (Chai) Stop.

Once you're done browsing the flea market, you're gonna need a quick pick me up. Gem and I headed to Made Hotel, they have a really cool coffee bar called Paper which is a real hot spot  and creative hub for the local neighbourhood with such a stylish interior, a little bit boho fused with industrial style. Heavenly. 

Retail Therapy.

Then it's off to Crate & Barrell and their latest concept store in Flatiron. Not only are they hosting a collection of our fauxs, but it's a visual delight, a real masterclass in visual merchandising, and I am so inspired for my own store, bringing a little bit of their magic home with me. 

A Bite To Eat

Once you've browsed in awe in Crate & Barrell, head down to the Meat Packing District. We stopped off at a lovely Bistro called Pastis, such a fab little place that serves the most delicious, traditional French fare and is super lively.


Tummies full, we headed off to Little Island, a new and incredible small park in the middle of the Hudson, designed to provide an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, with the most incredible planting scheme, so stunning.

Meander at the Museum

Then off to the Whitney Museum to see the Henry Taylor exhibition which is just fab. A good thing to note, the museum offers free entry on every 2nd Sunday of the month, a great way to soak up all of the amazing art and creativity. 

The Highline

Once of my favourite places of all, designed by Piet Oudolf, my favourite garden designer. It's an amazing place to meander at any time of the year, built on a disused rail line, it's a 1.5 mile linear elevated garden that provides the most magical contrast and view of the city, such clever planting, I'm always totally in awe.   

Kick Back With A Cocktail 

Cocktails at the Beekman are a must. Such a beautiful space with dark woods, hand woven carpets, sumptuous sofas and dim lighting, it's a fab hang out for the cool and creative locals, just remember to book ahead, you don't want to miss out, trust me!

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