I realize that this is SO late and since I will be back to NY next week this seems kind of silly to update you on the my meanderings. I rather just show you in photos what I was up to, but since I hardly Instagrammed as I was so busy – here is a quick run down.
Wednesday – Checked into the Renwick, which is clearly becoming my home away from home. If you remembered, I stayed here last December and I wrote about it for RESIDENT magazine. I got to stay in a beautiful suite that had a great living space. So pretty.
Thursday – Meetings at Hearst with Cosmo and O Magazine. Here is a quick story on how I scored an umbrella that saved my well-thought out outfit (I was on the hunt for a week before developing the perfect outfit driving a few friends crazy). I was on route from Columbus circle to Hearst when it started to pour, I ducked into a building alcove and I approached two guys, one was carrying an umbrella. I asked them if i could buy their umbrella for $25, and the guy said, “This is a $35-45 umbrella and I really like it.” I thanked them and spotted two ladies walking down the street. I ducked under one of their umbrellas and I said, “Lets keep walking, I need to tell you a story… I wrote this book… I have a big meeting… Clearly I’m not prepared.” By the end of the block the lady gave me her umbrella. SO FANTASTIC.
When I got to Hearst I realized that I did not have my ID. Again the security guard came through after I went into my soliloquy of who I was and why I was there.
Friday – Two morning meetings. It’s always great to put the face to the name. And lunch and dinner catch ups.
Saturday – I did a lot more catch up with old friends.
Sunday – I went to a TechStyle NYC event in a cool townhouse where I was introduced to a few brands like Heisel. They are company using new technologies to create clothing. I was given reflective thread and I still am deciding on what I can use it to decorate.
After a whirlwind time in NY, I went back home for 4 days and prepared for a conference in San Diego….
Here is the full article I wrote about The Renwick, live on Behind the Scenes NYC. Definitely check out the site, if you are planning to visit NYC for all the latest and greatest.
A few weeks ago, I got my first byline on the West Coast for Bella LA Magazine. And now my piece about The Renwick and Bedford & Co. is live for the east coast regional magazine Resident (p.104).
If you are following me – you know that I stayed at The Renwick back in December and a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of staying at The Gregory (the sister hotel). Be sure to check them out when you are in the city!
I can’t believe that there is 5 days until Christmas!!!
I used the last of my vacation time to venture off to NYC in early December and I thought you might want to know a little about my adventures. This is a short summary with more details to follow!
TUESDAY: Checked into The Renwick, (a cool new boutique hotel on east 40th in between Park and Lex) and went to visit my friend Nizim from Labeling Men and had dinner at Bill’s Food & Drink on 54th. Bill’s Food and Drink is one of Chef John Delucie’s restaurant. Bedford & Co is his latest venture at the Renwick which is slated to open very very soon! (Comment: Actually it’s not going to open until spring 2016) Things to note – my room had a lovely floral arrangement from Uprooted Flower Truck (NYC’s first flower truck) to brighten my stay and I got to snack on some yummy ginger people made by Sweets by Olivia (which only lasted a night!).
WEDNESDAY: Hair and makeup with Anthony and Bianca for a Flytographer shoot in Soho. I got to wear my new Christmas/Birthday present to myself, a Proenza Schouler cashmere coat which I love. (More photos in a future post). Uber was crashed when I needed to rush to an important meeting at the Surrey Hotel but I managed to get there eventually after walking 20 blocks in heels and paying $30 for car service. Sheesh. Dinner at Marta with a friend from BluBird Vancouver.
THURSDAY: A breakfast meeting at Le Pain Quotidien followed by an amazing tour of Ciner manufacturing (future post coming up) was on the schedule. In the evening, I surprised the creative fashion illustrator Elaine Biss at her French Connection event. After, I got to meet Alexis Bittar at his holiday meet and greet. Then finally, to my trainers delight, I got to eat a chicken burger at Fuku.
FRIDAY: A breakfast meeting at The Smith (I totally recommend) and a stop in with Editor-In -Chief, Courtenay C. Hall from Bella New York Magazine. I made a pit stop at Century 21 of course and had a few moments uptown to take some photos of beautiful Bergdorf window displays before heading downtown to dinner at Hundred Acres.
SATURDAY: A stop into Creeds Collective Pop Up Shop which was conveniently located across the street from the brunch spot Santina under the High Line. I managed to pick up some salt water taffy from Salty Road from Brooklyn. With an hour to spare to leave to airport, I went to & Other Stories new 5th avenue spot and bought a pair of booties.