Saturday, November 13, 2010


Our one year wedding anniversary was spent at The Standard Hotel. I recommend anyone visiting New York to pass by this hotel as it has outstanding views of both the Hudson River and Manhattan Island. Floor to celling windows, original deco and peekaboo bathrooms made this a lovely stay. The rooftop nightclub and bar meant that we could party into the night while witnessing the twinkling New York skyline too. Perfect!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

F.O.O.D. NYC Style

I know people go on and on about food in America, but seriously the portions are huge. Gigantic in fact, food for giants! Let's just say I bet my weight has increased since being there! I am not ashamed to say, I LOVE FOOD. Cooking, eating, smelling... I enjoy the fun and chat that surrounds it. NYC had so much food to offer us, deciding where we wanted to eat each day was difficult as everywhere looked good. I have a real love for diners too, I want my own one day! We managed to squeeze in two diner trips and one take-out, plus cheesecake in Little Italy, french toast in Manhattan, Shanghai dumplings in China Town, world class pizza in Brooklyn, cob salad and meatloaf in Soho, anniversary breakfast room service (blueberry butter-milk pancakes), Bill's for delicious burgers and chili, fresh coriander grilled tuna @ Aspen Social Club and a few stop offs at hot-dog stands along the way. It's New York, that's what you do!

Hells Kitchen Flea Market NYC

Those New Yorkers really know how to do it! During our visit we went by three FM in total. All of which were phenomenal! I guess the UK equivalent would be our Sunday morning car-boot sales, yet these markets were full of amazing items, racks and racks of real vintage clothes, costume jewellery, artwork, second hand vintage designer pieces, trinkets galore! It was never ending. I could have bought so much but had to think how I would get it all back over here, therefore we picked up an original 1950s vintage Samsonite tan leather case and also a larger 1960s suitcase, which unfortunately got damaged when checked in on our return. We filled our new cases with an amazing chestnut brown fur cape, an 1940s fur trimmed coat (which I love to pieces and feel lovely in everytime I put it on), quirky little wool jumpers for winter to keep me warm, a longer length floral peasant dress, and other bits and bobs too including vintage toys and silver jewellery.

With the stunning NYC back drop, the buildings surrounding all the little flea spots and the sunshine shining down on you, Hells Kitchen is my favorite market to date.

Here is a link for more info on the flea market on west 39th street.

Also a link to their blog Flea Speech!

And one more link full of flickr snaps that give you more of an idea.

NYC flea markets c'est fantastique!


If only I had spotted this bag as I would have loved this little reminder...

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Love for Brooklyn

What a super duper day
Checked in at The Standard Hotel, which has THE most fantastic views of NY

Headed off to Brooklyn:
Flea Market finds
1 x coat
1 x cape
2 x cases
2 x badges
4 x jumpers

Delicious food, the best pizza in NYC at Lucali's, Sweet Melissa for hot fudge sundae.
But my favourite place of the day goes to...


Chocolate Egg Creams all around!