As I mentioned, my son and I flew to New York City for a few days after Christmas. We left Montreal in a snowstorm only to arrive to very mild weather in Manhattan. Truly a delightful break for my son and me.
Look at these pansies blooming in this courtyard garden!
Our hotel was on the Upper East Side, a short walk to Laduree on Madison Ave.
What a palace of pretty pastel confections! We went twice and both times there was a big lineup.
My son bought a couple of boxes of macarons for his girlie friends back home. Unfortunately I could not taste their world-famous macarons as I have an allergy to eggs, but I sure enjoyed being in this super pretty shop. It definitely reminded me of Paris.
A favourite place of mine to go every time I am in the U.S. is Whole Foods. Love this shop. This is where I always go to pick up my groceries when I travel (I cannot eat out due to a severe food allergy). I also like to pick up a little bouquet of flowers from their flower section which never disappoints. We went to the Whole Foods in Columbus Circle which is on the edge of Central Park and it was a veritable zoo there. The one near Soho was far more quiet and calm.
My son picking out freshly made sushi for himself.
On our second day there we went to Soho, my favourite neighbourhood. I ADORE the Purl Soho shop!
Purl Soho used to be two tiny sliver-like shops on a little side street in Soho but has now moved to this gorgeous high tin-ceilinged space on Broome St.
Such a fabulous shop filled with all the best supplies for knitting and sewing! Thankfully they have an online shop too.
And finally, I want to take you to my all-time favourite shop in New York City, but I'm going to save it for a whole separate post...
p.s. Can you guess what it is? Hint: it's also in Soho.