Summer in the City…

Last weekend I spent three fun-filled days in New York City visiting friends from Brooklyn to the Bronx! It is always fun visiting my friends, but, yikes…was it warm on the subway. I guess because I haven’t lived in the city for many years, I tend to forget how sticky it can get in the summer, especially in August. Fortunately, once you are above ground there’s a nice breeze or air condition wherever you’re travels take you!

Check out a few pics from my latest visit and some of my favorite places to shop, eat and hangout while I’m in town! What are your favorites?

1. Museum Stop…

I always include a trip to a museum when I’m in town. The city offers a variety of museums for just about any preference and age. From The Metropolitan Museum of Art, to the New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn, there’s something for everyone.


The famous steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

2. The Met Rooftop…


View overlooking Central Park, shot with my iPhone!



Every summer the at Met Rooftop Garden host one exhibition on the roof…this season dan graham’s AMAZING installation titled ‘hedge two-way mirror walkabout’


Posing in the 'walkabout' on the #metrooftop

Posing in the ‘walkabout’ on the #metrooftop

Silly #selfie of the two of us!

Silly #selfie of the two of us!

3. Hit up a swanky rooftop bar…


The Jimmy rooftop plunge pool and lounge at the James Hotel in Soho!


The Jimmy at the James Hotel


View from rooftop taken with my iPhone from The Jimmy at The James hotel!


Evening pic with iPhone of me and Lauren on the …rooftop!

4. Pop over to Park slope in Brooklyn… 


Beautiful brownstone town homes like this one are typical in this neighbor hood.


Cards to date books, Paper source has everything you need to stay connected…the old fashioned way!


Love this Starbucks in Park Slope and their seasonal blackboard illustrations.



With locations all over the country including Manhattan, Beacon’s closet has great vintage and second hand finds.


Interior image from Park Slope location.


Some may say Barney’s, but my all time favorite department store to hit in NYC is Bloomingdales...sprinkle my ashes at Bloomies!

Check back tomorrow for the rest of my favorites ….To Be Continued!





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