Photo Essays: Bow Bridge and the San Remo

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I’m all tapped out on snow pictures, and nothing has really started blooming in the city yet…so I figured I’d share some pictures that I took back in October and never got around to posting (oops). The Bow Bridge is one of the prettiest landmarks in Central Park, and the area also gives you an excellent view of the San Remo. The San Remo was one of the first “two-headed” apartment buildings built on the Upper West Side (The Eldorado is another), and construction began on it in 1929. The landmarked building has attracted some rather big names over the years, serving as residence to folks such as Donna Karan, Steven Spielberg, Demi Moore, and many more.

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Lookalike for Less: Herringbone Blankets

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One of these blankets is $358 (for full/queen), while the other is $99 (!). Can you guess which is which?  Read more ››

NYC Guide: Ladurée Soho

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The other day I had the absolute pleasure of visiting the Ladurée Soho tea salon, their second location in NYC, and one of only three in the entire United States (the other is uptown, and the third is in Miami). In contrast to their petite Madison Avenue boutique, the Ladurée Soho tea salon is a full-service, sit-down restaurant with an extensive menu and tons of room for sitting and enjoying your meal. There are actually four separate seating areas, and the whole space is filled with so many beautiful, Parisian inspired design details. Each room is absolutely gorgeous in its own way, but the big outdoor terrace adjacent to Thompson Street is really something else. I cannot wait to go back in spring when all of the cherry blossom trees back there will be blooming…but I’m getting ahead of myself! Let’s start at the front of the shop, shall we? Read more ››