Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Fashion in the big apple.

The only thing as spectacular as the beautiful buildings and history of New York is the fashion.  I think I enjoyed the people and fashion watching just as much as I enjoyed all of the sightseeing.  Here are a few pics of some fabulously dressed folks, and more highlights of the trip! 

Lovin' this girls boho look.  Braids, bracelets, and boots with shorts.  The girl in the background is wearing a beautiful pair of hot pink pants.

This girl makes me want to cut bangs and put my hair in a high bun.  Love her skinnies, plaid shirt, and cross body bag.

 This couple was so chic it hurt.  Bright blue jacket, boots, and red sunglasses.  Her fella was equally dressed chic.

Don't think I could ever pull it off.  But, this gal was workin' it in these striped leggings, combat boots, and studded purse.  You go girl.

Loved this girls bright green jeans.

These two gals looked like pinup models, but with cool tattoos!  They both had on bright red lipstick, one had bangs and cat eye sunglasses.  Loved this look.

Bright pink top with black pants.

 Okay.  These boys looked like a singing trio.  I don't know if the two in the front were brothers, but they had the same haircut and same suits in different colors.  They were wearing gorgeous velvet flats and even had beautiful totes.

Loved this guys fedora, jacket, and man purse.

Thank you, Mood!  I was like a kid in a candy shop.  
Or, a designer in a fabric store!

The end...
Time to get to work.

Monday, May 21, 2012

New York state of mind...

My husband and I just returned from our trip to New York.  It was our first time to visit the big apple and we had the most amazing time.  Words cannot describe how much I enjoyed this trip!  I am filled with inspiration from all of the art, food, fashion, and historical places we visited!  Here are a few pics of some of my favorite spots.

The Empire State Building.  We opened the curtains in our hotel room and this was our view.  From the second we got there the trip was amazing.

Okay.  So, I want to know who read my diary.  I saw this and nearly fainted from excitement.

Mr. and Mrs. in New York, on a bus tour.

We saw a protest in front of city hall.  City workers are demanding less cutbacks.

Battery Park!

You can see the Statue of Liberty in the background.

New York police are SO nice!

Wall Street charging bull.  This statue was awesome!

I want this for my front yard.

The moment when we visited the 9/11 site was so surreal.  I felt a sense of patriotic pride that I simply cannot describe.  The memorial is a beautiful tribute to this country and the victims of 9/11.

"Yeah Buddy", construction site at 9/11 memorial.

One of the two Memorial Pools.

One of the memorial towers.  This is now the tallest building in the United States.

The Survivor Tree.  This tree was a tree stump that was found at ground zero after the attacks.  The stump was planted and nursed back to health and flourished once again.  After severe storms badly damaged the tree a few years ago it once again, true to its name, flourished once again.


China Town.  Loved all of the signs and business logos.

"I'll have what she's having." - When Harry Met Sally, Katz Deli

Rockefeller Center

Beautiful Bryant Park!  I absolutely loved this spot!  Not only because it is where fashion week is held, but because it was such a beautiful spot in the city.

Okay.  So this was truly awesome.  Brian, the Setai 5th Avenue Hotel concierge, suggested we try Vezzo's for pizza on the night that we arrived.  We told him how much we loved it and how we were visiting New York for our anniversary.  So, the next night he sent up Vezzo's pizza and champagne to help us celebrate!

From the top of the Empire State Building.  This did NOTHING to help cure me of my fear of heights.  But, the view was amazing.

The famous Mood Designer Fabrics store!  I seriously thought I'd died and gone to fabric heaven.  And, the owner was SO nice!

Times Square

Carnegie Hall

Horse carriage ride through Central Park!  So romantic.

Got to feed our horse some treats!

Fountain in front of the Plaza hotel where Carrie told Big "Your girl is lovely, Hubble."
I kind of geeked out on all the Sex and the City spots.

On the ferry to Liberty and Ellis Island!

Statue of Liberty!

Carrie Bradshaw's front steps! 

Magnolia Bakery where Carrie and Miranda ate cupcakes and talked about Aidan, Carrie's new crush. 

Joe's Pizza.  The absolutely best pizza in New York! 

Jefferson Market Garden, kicking up our feet. 

This is the garden where Miranda and Steve got married on Sex and the City. 

The end.
Until next time, New York!  Thank you for the trip of a lifetime...