Entries in New York City (5)


Roberta Roller Rabbit

A few years ago some good friends gave me a kurta for my birthday, it's from a great little store on Lex on the UES (Upper East Side) called Roberta Roller Rabbit. Every time I wear it I get a multitude of complements and I have absolutely fallen for Roberta Freyman's beautiful block printed fabrics. The bright colors are beautiful summer accents, and the cotton is so light and airy. The kurtas pair beautifully with everything from jeans to a bathing suit, and the quilts are so amazingly soft and light, perfect for a summer bed.

My favorite prints are:

Amanda Blue


Big Carta Blue 

Jemina Blue


fashion exhibits

The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum both have amazing fashion exhibits on display right now. I know because I visited both museums a few weeks ago in New York. For those of you who don't know, my previous experience is in fashion, working as an account executive for Armani.

It is always amazes me to see historic fashion, I love to see what has changed, what has adapted, what has stayed, and what has come back. Unfortunately, I was unable to take photographs at the MET however, the Brooklyn Museum did allow non-flash Photography. Here are some of my favorites:


I love the summery stripes and florals


It always amazes me how styles in fashion and design come and go, while the cut of this 1950's dress may not be up to today's standards, the sari silk could be incorporated into any outfit or home of today.


I love the architectural feel of this clover ball gown, it is created with a wire underskirt.


I would love to have this Chanel in my closet.



The High Line



The next time you find yourself in NYC you have to walk the High Line. It is a beautiful walkway and garden that currently runs from Gansevoort St. @ Washington Street to West 20th Street between 10th and 11th. Only this section is completed at this time but eventually it will run all the way up to the West Side Rail Yards at 34th Street.

It is elevated 2-3 stories above the ground and has some great views of the city, beautiful native perennial gardens, and places for stopping to enjoy the scenery. Parts of it even run through buildings.

I love how they left some of the old rail lines intact.


The view from a seating area over 10th Ave.


Walking through buildings.


Beautiful old Windows

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Seating and lounging areas.


NYC with Kids!


My children were such troopers this past Monday and Tuesday. They were up at 5am for the 6:30 train (thank goodness for the ipad, they watched a lot of super why on the way down). They walked four miles around the city on Monday and they finally got to bed around 9:30pm. I was a little worried about not having a stroller, but they were great, they walked or ran without complaint. My amazing friend Jaime helped wrangle the troops and was kind enough to be awoken at 6:15 by two little monsters!

Monday we managed to see the dinosaurs, the ocean creatures, and the planetarium show at the Museum of Natural History. We had lunch at the Shake Shack. I tried to get them to take a nap, it didn't happen so we played in Central Park, met Chesley and her beautiful baby girl, and had a dinner of pizza and salad at casa Chesley.

Tuesday we walked from the upper west side through the park to the central park zoo,


M and T had a wonderful time climbing all the big rocks in the park.  




We watched the sea lions get fed, the polar bear do laps, and the snow leopard take a nap. Then we walked over to Alice's Tea Cup, where some fairy dust and food revived the troops.  


Next they crashed hard and were off to their Grandparents house! 


NYC here we come!

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This morning I am on a train with my two children to NYC!  We are going down to visit with friends and revisit all our favorite places.  Today and tomorrow, we will visit the Central Park Zoo, the carousel, the Museum of Natural History, and lots of great Central Park Playgrounds.  Grandma and Grandpa are picking up the little cherubs on Tuesday afternoon, and I will spend the rest of the week visiting with friends, relaxing, and catching up on my favorite NYC places. 

Image from the purl beeI cannot wait to visit the new Purl Soho that just opened on Broome St.  I was always a huge fan of purl and Purl patchwork and cannot wait to see the amazing new combined space!

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I also always love to wander through the Cooper-Hewitt, not only do they have fascinating exhibitions, they also have a great shop.

One place I have never been, am dying to go, and could be really really dangerous is Mood!  I still cannot believe that I lived in NYC for over 12 years and never got there.

I need to spend some time wandering through the Met, there is currently a costume exhibit American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity, focusing on clothing from 1890-1940. 

I am so excited to visit the city, explore with my children, visit friends, eat yummy food, and have a great time!