Fabulous Girl's Weekend In New York City

This past weekend I spent a wonderful several days in New York City with a dear friend Tania from the French blog Grange de Charme.

It was cold for this girl (me) who has lived in Miami for a very long time...but we had loads of fun, did lots of shopping, took many taxis, drank coffee, laughed a lot, ate some good (and not so good) food and saw many tourist sites.

Hotel in New York City rooftop view of snow

SNOW! A big deal to me...since I hardly ever see it...

Snow quickly turns to slush in NYC.

Front of Balthazar NYC

We had a good meal at Balthazar.

Balthazar in NYC

Lillie's NY...a must see bar & restaurant for the fabulous collection of antiques in the decor.

French magazines and Laduree Macarons

Laduree macarons

Some gifts from Tania...including French magazines (my beach home is in the new Shabby Style:-), hand made treasures from her studio and macarons from Laduree. We didn't have time to visit the Laduree in NYC, so I was glad to have these and gobbled them in a flash.

Tinsel trading new york millinery rack

Tinsel Trading...a shop filled with old and new millinery, ribbons, curiosities and more.

tinsel trading nyc vintage millinery

Fabulous Girl's Weekend In New York City

Tania and me in front of Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture, where we shopped twice, lol. I'll share what I purchased in another post soon.

shabby chic couture store

shabby chic couture store

shabby chic couture

shabby chic couture rachel ashwell

shabby chic couture by rachel ashwell

All of the above shots taken in Shabby Chic Couture and I wanted to purchase it all, as you might imagine.

French bed at ABC carpet and home store

Another "must see" shop in NYC is ABC Carpet & Home.

abc carpet and home nyc

pink velvet ottomansroyal bolster pillows

french walls

All of the above are from ABC, that carries a wide variety of home furnishings to suit many decor styles from Bohemian to Modern Vintage. Very inspiring.

pink peonies

Some lovely fleurs at Dean & Deluca, where we stopped for coffee...

dean and deluca displays

A shop window that promised Spring to come.

flat iron building dusk

night view of the empire state building

empire state building at night

NYC at night

new york city night shot

Night shots of the city that truly never sleeps and has great energy.

new york skyline on a clear day

View from the Top Of The Rock...30 Rock that is, at Rockefeller Center...

upper east side brownstone shot

Park Avenue area brownstones.

architectural details nyc

central park in winter

And lastly...Central Park, then headed to the airport and back home. All shots via iPhone and I hope to see you again soon NEW YORK CITY!