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

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  1. Hunter wrote:

    I love these pics! NYC is the best πŸ™‚


    Published 11.21.13 · Reply
  2. Tiffany Leigh wrote:

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

    Published 11.21.13 · Reply
  3. Alyssa wrote:

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

    Published 11.21.13 · Reply
  4. Holly Kvinge wrote:

    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…

    Published 11.21.13 · Reply
  5. Dana wrote:

    absolutely gorgeous!!!!

    Published 11.21.13 · Reply
  6. Alli wrote:

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

    Published 11.21.13 · Reply
  7. Signe wrote:

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

    Published 11.21.13 · Reply
  8. Bhreagh wrote:

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

    Published 11.21.13 · Reply
  9. Beautiful shots! You have a great eye for photography. I will need to check out those restaurants the next time I'm in Manhattan.


    Published 11.22.13 · Reply
  10. 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 πŸ™‚

    Published 11.22.13 · Reply
  11. Rachel Machen wrote:

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

    Published 11.25.13 · Reply
  12. daisy wrote:

    omgsh obsessed with the JCrew cuff! & Tipsy Parson has some great brunch! πŸ™‚ x

    & Pretty Things

    Published 12.1.13 · Reply
  13. Yes, come!

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  14. Thanks Hunter!

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

    Published 12.1.13 · Reply
  16. Glad you like them Holly!

    Published 12.1.13 · Reply
  17. Thanks Dana!

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

    Published 12.1.13 · Reply
  19. Ooh, you're right! Awesome brunch.

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  20. Thank you so much!

    Published 12.1.13 · Reply
  21. Thanks, it definitely was fun πŸ™‚

    Published 12.1.13 · Reply
  22. What a nice thing to say, thank you so much!

    Published 12.2.13 · Reply
  23. I know, isn't it so pretty? Such a lovely spot.

    Published 12.2.13 · Reply
  24. Thanks Rachel!

    Published 12.2.13 · Reply