An Upper East Side Evening

Last Friday I got out of work early and decided that since it doesn’t get dark until so late these days (love that), I would make the most of my late afternoon/early evening. I went to my new favorite coffee shop, Cafe Jax (Scalamandre wallpaper!), then went for a walk up Madison Avenue to a neighborhood called Carnegie Hill (it’s a very nice neighborhood). Since it was a Friday afternoon in the summer, it was blissfully empty and peaceful. And, shocker of all shocks: I took my camera along and actually TOOK IT OUT AND TOOK PICTURES. Yup, it’s been a long while since that’s happened! They’re nothing crazy but it felt good to get back in the game. This weekend (it’s only Wednesday, I’m getting a little ahead of myself, I know!), I have no plans, which I kind of love, so I’m hoping to be able to motivate myself to go somewhere and just snap away. Maybe to the Upper West Side, where I hardly ever go…or perhaps down to the West Village, because I’m seriously craving Sockerbit. It’s nice in the summer, because even if you want to sleep late and read all day, the late sunsets mean that you still have so much daylight to take advantage of! Hope everyone’s having a great week. 
photos by me


  1. Bhreagh says: July 23, 2014

    Such beautiful pictures! Great post.


  2. Rachel {Love This Life} says: July 23, 2014

    So pretty!!! I am visiting NYC over Labor Day weekend and seriously cannot wait for aimless wandering.

    1. Jackie {York Avenue} says: July 27, 2014

      That's so great, I hope you enjoy it!

  3. Amanda says: July 23, 2014

    I definitely would love to visit this neighborhood the next time I'm in New York. So gorgeous! I think it's nothing short of heaven how long the sun stays out in the summer 🙂

  4. Sydney Huss says: July 23, 2014

    These photos are so pretty! I wish I lived in NYC … or could at least visit more frequently!

    xoxo, Sydney

    1. Jackie {York Avenue} says: July 27, 2014

      Thank you Sydney!

  5. Cozy Little House says: July 23, 2014

    SO nice to find someone who lives in an apartment. Tired of McMansions, and now I live in a patio home, and I want to read about small space living.

    1. Jackie {York Avenue} says: July 27, 2014

      That's great to hear, thanks Brenda!

  6. Holly says: July 24, 2014

    What a beautiful city! It's so great that you really take the time to appreciate it 🙂

  7. Tiffany Leigh Interior Design says: July 24, 2014

    SO lovely. I need to visit!!!

    1. Jackie {York Avenue} says: July 27, 2014

      Let me know if you decide to! xox

  8. sandra says: July 30, 2014

    Hi Jackie! Love these photos:)I hope one day i can visit NYC!!!

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