This past weekend I went to New York for the first time ever. My birthday was back in March but my sister kept 'putting off' my gift until she finally broke the news that she booked us a trip to New York! Yep she's the best! Since I went with my sister I wasn't interested in doing all the sight seeing instead I just wanted to wander, absorb the City and simply do a lot of what we both do best: shop!
We stayed at the Hudson Hotel which I highly recommend. For those of you in Toronto I would describe the vibe similar to the Drake. As soon as you enter there is a giant escalator you ride up only to be greeted by a magnificent check-in area with vines growing everywhere, a massive chandelier and a view to the outdoor terrace. Since our first day there was very rainy we decided to stay in and thankfully there was a party happening right in our hotel to enjoy... while staying dry!
Places we brunched at were Mercer Kitchen and ABC Kitchen, both lovely! We enjoyed tacos at La Esquina and a drink at the Standard Hotel.
So what about the fashion right? Since our first day was raining we decided to hit up department stores to keep dry. Lucky for us there were designer sales happening everywhere so just about everything I ended up with was on sale! Love that! We spent most of our time shopping in Soho where I fantasized over shops that I couldn't afford and splurged in the little shops that I could. Two things in particular that I have to share with you that took me a trip to New York to notice is Sigerson Morrison shoes and Retrosuperfuture sunglasses. Seriously could have bought every shoe by Sigerson Morrison that's how beautiful they all were. You can find the pair I ended up with below (they are the blue ones). I love sunglasses but don't necessarily have a brand that are my go to... until now that is. Every pair of sunglasses I tried on by retrosuperfuture I was freaking out over. I had already purchased one pair of sunnies before I discovered these beauties so I had to decide on just one. That is until I got back to Toronto. Sometimes when I fall in love with something I'll obsess over it until I buy it. Yes, I'm fully aware I'm making myself sound like a lunatic that doesn't have control over her shopping habits! And
perhaps that's the truth since I tracked down the other pair of retrosuperfuture sunglasses that were on my mind and had them in my possession less then 48 hours of returning from New York.
Anyway, our final day was a beautiful day and since our hotel was steps to central park we spent a good chunk of the afternoon wandering around with a coffee in hand followed by a stroll through the upper east side.
It was a farewell to New York but I know I'll say hello again very soon.
Now check out my trip to New York through the lens of an iPhone