i love so many things about new york. one of the best things about new york is that every trip can be different... so much to see and do. here are a few of the high lights from my last trip. i try to see at least a hand full of my favorite places each time i'm in the city. there is always a surprise waiting for you in new york... i had no idea meeting one of my favorite designers would be it.
#1 mood fabric
#2 vintage sewing machines on display in soho
#3 ties at bergdorf goodmans. love love love the silks.
#4 handmade shoes by katheryn amberleigh on mott. see more at
#5 central park.
#6 FAO Schwarz
# 7 subway music
#8 icecream on prince
i have to tell you that last time i was in new york i met tory burch. have you heard of the pierre hotel? its is wonderful. tory burch and her children live there. one night in the hotel and you would want to live there too. it is beautiful.
coming home from dinner one night, there she was in the lobby. pony tail, tunic and garment bag over her arm. she was as nice as she could be. i was reluctant to tell her about laroque as im am sure aspiring designers attack her all the time with questions craving advice...( i didn't want her to think i was one of them). with the persistence from the friend i was with, i told her i had the smallest clothing line in the world. it was nice to share a walk down the hall way and an elevator ride with her. to be able to tell her in person how much i admired her work really meant the world to me. we talked about sourcing fabric and the changes that she is making to her retail stores. have you seen the purple that she is incorporating in her boutiques? love it with the orange and green.
the elevator operator opened the door and there i was on the 6th floor, it seems we had arrived sooner than the last time, always seems that way when you are having a nice conversation.
she said good luck with your line, and i told her the same.