Apologies for the lack of posts of late-I've been to New York and I've been working hard on a project that hopefully I'll be able to tell you about soon, but one which I've had to spend all my time on so that I know it is how I want it to be! Anyway, I'm back and I thought I would share my NY experience with you and here is my top eight below..... Vintage shopping in Williamsburg I have scouted many of the best vintage areas in the world from London's Portobello to the Paris Clignancourt, but nowhere does Vintage and for as cheap as it should be, like NY. Williamsburg in Brooklyn has huge Warehouse's of the stuff, from Beacons Closet and Buffalo Exchange to discounted wares at new store Peach Frog. Pick up a taco from one of NY's famous food trucks 'Endless Summer' and you are in heaven!
An affair to remember at the Empire State Building The Empire State Building provides one of the best views in the city but when the sunsets, it is extra magical. Moviestar moments galore.
Ice Skating in Central Park Pretty scenery? Check. The bridge from Home Alone? Check. Ice skating? Check. Strawberry Fields? Check. Running away from a hungry squirrel whilst chomping on a bagel? Just me then.... Consumerism at its best Playboy at Marc Jacobs, Ken and Barbie at Dylans Candy Bar and Wonderwoman at MAC. Burlesque at Le Poisson Rouge Head over to Greenwich Villages 'Le Poisson Rouge', a hip arts club on Bleeker Street. We watched Filthy Gorgeous Burlesque, a fab show produced by Angie of the Pontani Sisters. Feathers, frolics from Miss Astrid and the evil hatemonkey. Brunch on a Sunday at Hells Kitchen Flea Market Lazy Sundays rock, so me and the beau headed over to Hells Kitchen for an eggs benedict brunch and to check out the Hells Kitchen Flea Market. Its pretty small but it has everything from vintage pictures&postcards, vinyl-I got Sonny and Cher and The Rolling Stones LPs, clothing and boots, bags and really old homely bits such as the fifties cocktail shaker that sits on my sideboard.
Food Glorious Food Nobody does it like America. And nobody needs a gym as much as me after! A cheesecake in my Sundae at Serendipity 3, Prawn overload at Bubba Shrimp, Tacos at the fabulous Tacombi in Nolita, Cupcakes here there and everywhere and a meal at Hamburger Heaven. Yikes. Needless to say I have purchased a mexican cookbook so I can adapt with some low fat love! Random pieces of ArtJust inspiration everywhere, and it is looked after. Even the graffitti looks like art.