Stylish Favorites from NYC

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Sunday night in the city is extremely quiet and a much slower pace than the day.
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{Steel Globe at Columbus Circle on a cool summer Sunday evening}

There is always so much to see and do while in this vibrant city, here are a few favorites that I enjoy returning to upon each visit!!

Sunday in the City
Sunday night in the city is very quiet; this fast paced town slows down quickly and becomes so enjoyable to get out and walk, which it is the best way to see New York.

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The quaint tearoom Ladurée on 398 W Broadway {SoHo}, and do not forget when in Paris pick up a few macaroons!
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{Pastries and delicacies on display in Ladurée’s SoHo branch}

Ladurée in SoHo
Whether in New York or Paris it is imperative to schedule time for lunch in a quaint tearoom, where you can select a delicious pastry from the bakery in the next room to enjoy with a freshly brewed cup of coffee after your meal. This is the most civilized way to relax, review notes from the day, all while enjoying the atmosphere of those being served high tea. And you must absolutely order a small box of macaroons to savor once back to the hotel.

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Conrad Hotel-New York, 102 North End Ave in Battery Park
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Me posing on our arrival in the lobby of the Conrad after a long journey

Lobby of the Conrad Hotel in Battery Park
The location of the Conrad in Battery Park is strategically placed to many shops, museums, subways and the Freedom Tower. And the view of Jersey City is fabulous!

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Beautifully crafted graffiti on the side of a building off of Elisabeth Street in SoHo

Graffiti
It is great to come upon art no matter what form, even in the guise of graffiti while walking down Elizabeth Street in Soho.

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The poster of the Yves Saint Laurent movie at the Film Forum in New York.

A Movie or Show
We had the opportunity of seeing the held over movie about the fabulous Yves Saint Laurent at the Film Forum on West Houston. The film captures the French designer’s life from the beginning of his career after the death of Christian Dior in 1957 to when he meets his lover and business partner Pierre Berge at his first couture show. The film progresses to how these two built the YSL Empire and the first “ready to wear” collection, which completely shocked the world of fashion!! The scenes of Paris are worth the movie alone, as was YSL’s allegiance to Algiers during their war for independence from France in 1954-1962.

Travel Stylishly,
K

 

Stylish Favorites 4. 19.14

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{Daffodils from the heavily wooded area of Heath on a partly cloudy day}

When the weekend rolls around, there is nothing like grabbing the camera to get out and about in warmer weather taking pictures of spring, as the season unfolds away from winter.

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{Basil, dill, rosemary, thyme, cilantro and mint basking in the sunlight}

Hardening off herbs on the porch to acclimate the plants to stronger sunlight, cooler nights and less frequent watering from when they were seeds.

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{Eclairs, cheesecakes, fruit tarts and the sweet du jour- lemon cream cake from French restaurant la Madeleine}

Selecting a treat from the pastry display at la Madeleine after a delicious lunch with my dearest friend Marly. It’s always a pleasure to relax, enjoy a light meal while talking over a fragrant cup of French roasted coffee.

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Apollo Victorious over a Python sculpted in 1591 by Pietro Francavilla in Florence {Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD}

This gorgeous sculpture is of late Renaissance style known as Mannerism, and is a representation of the ancient sun god Apollo’s triumph when he slew the serpent Python with his bow and arrow at Delphi.

Spring forward stylishly,
K