City Day

The other day my Mom came into the city for a visit, which I always love because we want to go to all the same fun places! Our first stop was Treillage, Bunny Williams’ Upper East Side decor and garden shop, which was decked out for the holidays and smelled amazing.

We met a gorgeous garden statue in the back:

Next stop: the Ralph Lauren store on Madison Avenue. He actually has two stores in the same area, both housed in gorgeous old mansions that look straight out of Europe:

I can stare at that kind of architecture for days. 
We admired the gorgeous fall foliage as we wandered around (this is a gingko, I learned):

Eventually we made our way to West Elm where I purchased some fabulous gold rimmed stemless wine glasses. Here they are on my bar tray:

During our travels, we spotted some cool window displays: a crisp black and white striped bow in the Jo Malone holiday window:

And colorful thread spools:

I showed my Mom the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, an entrance to Central Park that is right across the street from The Guggenheim. It’s one of my favorite parts of the park:
The spectacular view across the Reservior to the West side:

We headed to J. Crew where my Mom spotted this awesome gallery wall:

I used my J. Crew Holiday Rewards card to get myself a little sparkle:

We had dinner at Tipsy Parson where we had to indulge in our favorite Southern soda:

We also passed by Match 65, a restaurant that I’ve been dying to try, mainly based on the cuteness of their signage:

Ah, New York. Never gets old.

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All photos by me


  1. Hunter says: November 21, 2013

    I love these pics! NYC is the best 🙂


  2. Tiffany Leigh says: November 21, 2013

    That JCrew bracelet is everything, super jealous. I REALLY need to get to NYC.

  3. Alyssa says: November 21, 2013

    What a great weekend with your momma! I love Tipsy Parson!

  4. Holly Kvinge says: November 21, 2013

    Looks like an amazing way to spend the day :). I am dying to see New York, but your pictures will have to do for now…

  5. Dana says: November 21, 2013

    absolutely gorgeous!!!!

  6. Alli says: November 21, 2013

    Your pictures are beautiful as always! The ginkgo tree with the yellow leaves are absolutely stunning!

  7. Signe says: November 21, 2013

    Beautiful photos, what a great way to spend time with your mom!!

  8. Bhreagh says: November 21, 2013

    Ah, I love New York! Looks like you two had a lovely day.

  9. Disposable Income Girl says: November 22, 2013

    Beautiful shots! You have a great eye for photography. I will need to check out those restaurants the next time I'm in Manhattan.


  10. Dervla @ The Curator says: November 22, 2013

    yay for the upper east side and days out in the city. that spot at the reservoir is my favorite too, i have so many pics in that spot 🙂

  11. Rachel Machen says: November 25, 2013

    Those glasses have always been my favorite! So jealous of your weekend-you have a fabulous life!!

  12. daisy says: December 1, 2013

    omgsh obsessed with the JCrew cuff! & Tipsy Parson has some great brunch! 🙂 x

    & Pretty Things

  13. Jackie-York Avenue says: December 1, 2013

    Yes, come!

  14. Jackie-York Avenue says: December 1, 2013

    Thanks Hunter!

  15. Jackie-York Avenue says: December 1, 2013

    Me too! One of my favorites in the whole city.

  16. Jackie-York Avenue says: December 1, 2013

    Glad you like them Holly!

  17. Jackie-York Avenue says: December 1, 2013

    Thanks Dana!

  18. Jackie-York Avenue says: December 1, 2013

    Thank you SO much Alli! I just got a new camera so I'm really having fun experimenting with it. Still lots to learn!

  19. Jackie-York Avenue says: December 1, 2013

    Ooh, you're right! Awesome brunch.

  20. Jackie-York Avenue says: December 1, 2013

    Thank you so much!

  21. Jackie-York Avenue says: December 1, 2013

    Thanks, it definitely was fun 🙂

  22. Jackie-York Avenue says: December 2, 2013

    What a nice thing to say, thank you so much!

  23. Jackie-York Avenue says: December 2, 2013

    I know, isn't it so pretty? Such a lovely spot.

  24. Jackie-York Avenue says: December 2, 2013

    Thanks Rachel!

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