This past weekend, Will and I decided to make a trip to New York for a much-needed break to unwind and do a little shopping. We stayed at the gorgeous hotel Marlton near Washington Square Park. We used to live here in Harlem near Columbia which was a fun cute neighborhood. I miss strolling downtown by the Hudson river and window shopping in the village. We would hang in Sheep’s Meadow in Central Park all day, art gaze in Soho and when we had a sweet tooth, we hunted for bakeries in Chelsea. Just walking everywhere and nowhere is why I fell in love with New York. It’s a city that is romanticized in the movies and now I understand why-the buzz of the streets, the people, the food and the fashion are what makes this legend of a city great. There is indeed something about this city that tugs at your heartstrings and leaves you breathless.
First, we walked to Soho to What Goes Around Comes Around. The store is positively amazing. I’ve never been in the store before so I was excited to see shelves and shelves of vintage tees, stacks of vintage Levis, designer dresses, gold plated Chanel brooches and various leather goods. My face was literally pressed up against the glass at the black Chanel quilted bags I dream of having…I was like a kid in a candy store.
After, we headed to the If Boutique which was incredible. I love this store. It had an amazing selection of Dries Van Noten, Marni and Yohji Yamamoto. I combed through racks and racks of voluminous silhouettes, innovative textures, chunky knits and dark and vivid hues. These clothes are why I’m obsessed with fashion. We also flew by Laduree for macaroons-so yummy and delicious and then had lunch.
Next, we cruised the streets of Tribeca to snap some pics at the end the day. I guess you can say we had the perfect New York day in a nutshell.
Stay tuned for NYC Jadecation part II and enjoy the pics from our trip.
Dress:Tibi (similar here and here) Jacket:Vintage DKNY (similar here) Sneakers:Converse Sunnies:Stella Maccartney (similar here) Bag: House of Holland (similar here)