Happy Hump Day! Today I'm wrapping up the travel guides for my girls weekend in NYC and definitely wishing I was there now. This trip was all about relaxing and just spending time with the ladies, so we didn't cram in a lot or try to do a lot of sightseeing. We managed to slip in a few things, but we mainly did a lot of eating, sipping of cocktails and shopping.
If you want NYC luxury...
DryBar at Le Parker Meridien
This is where NYC luxury began. Henri Bendel started the store in NYC and was credited for trademarking the brown and white bag and hatbox, as well as bringing Coco Chanel to NYC. Bendel's specializes in handbags, accessories and the most adorable gifts you can imagine. This is truly the essence of NYC in a store.
If you want home goods...
This store is from Copenhagen and is a mix of an Ikea and the Target dollar section. There's only one way in and you have to wind yourself through the whole store in order to get out. Flying Tiger has fun but slightly random knick knacks and home decor that are super cheap and would be perfect for joke gifts.
If you're looking for any kind of tableware, new or old, this is the place to come. Fishs Eddy have their own designs, as well as vintage pieces. Foor those of you feeling witty there are tons of cute things as well. Plus, they have an absolutely adorable colored polka dot pattern that of course I immediately feel in love with.
If you want my NYC favorites...
I know that H&M is all over the country, but I have yet to find one that's as good as the one in NYC. It's SO organized and the merchandise is so on trend, which is definitely not what I find in the stores in Houston. So when I'm looking for those fashion forward pieces for the season, H&M is my go to.
And of course for me no visit to NYC would be complete without a visit to kate spade, especially the location in the Flatiron District. I don't know, but there's just something about visiting a store where it began...it just seems more fabulous and original.