I just got back from five days in New York City for work. One of the great perks of interior design is getting to design spaces in different cities. Working at a firm based in Los Angeles, this was our first out of state project that I have been involved with. We started working on the project back in October and finally did the installation and saw the space come to life this past week. Having one of the best jobs I could ask for, I got to head to NYC a few days early and explore and visit some friends. I took a redeye Friday night and landed Saturday morning. Having gotten no sleep on the plane, you can only imagine how tired I was when I landed. Thankfully I was able to check into the hotel early to get some nice R&R before lunch with my friends.
I got lunch at BG Restaurant which is on the 7th floor of Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue. Being an interior design geek, I swoon over the design of the restaurant. It was designed by Kelly Wearstler, something I just recently found out, who is huge in the design world and has some stunning work. I met up with my friend and co-worker Genevieve, along with her boyfriend and friend. Coffee was much needed after my flight!
Later that day, I met up with a photographer who shot some looks for my blog (stay tuned) and he got this shot of me in front of the Flatiron Building. Touristy, I know.
After cabbing around the city to photograph, I finally went back to the hotel to rest, only to find myself needing to get ready for dinner at one of my favorite spots in the city, the Todd English Food Hall at The Plaza. I went with my friend Sean who I stayed with during my last trip in March. Following dinner, we walked to the Rockefeller Center to see the Christmas tree and boy was it crowded. I have honestly never seen so many people in one place in the city before. If you know me at all, you know I had to get out of there ASAP.
Sunday came and that meant brunch and Ladurée. Again, if you know me at all, you know Ladurée macarons are my favorite and basically live off of them. Naturally I had to insta my perfect little treats. While in Soho, I went shopping with my friend Bailey for work and for personal. I got this shot of Broadway by standing in the middle of the road when the light was about to turn green, but hey it was worth it.
I also stopped in Celine and got this beautiful snap, which was actually a huge inspiration for the space we were designing in the city!
When Monday came around, it was time to work. I met my bosses in the hotel lobby and we walked over to the space we were designing. From Monday to Thursday, we worked on the space and overlooked install, as well as shopped for accessories, which is where I got this next shot.
This was taken on my way to the space from my hotel. It was a gloomy morning which is normal for NYC. But it was abnormal during this visit since for the majority of my stay the temps were in the high 50s, low 60s! So each day was sunny and warm... for New York. This below photo was taken on one of those sunny days of one of my favorite buildings in NYC. Fun fact: I was in the city the day the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show aired on television and they lit up the building in pink and white in honor of the show and I didn't even see it. Regret doesn't even begin to explain my feelings towards this.
Before leaving on Thursday, I had to stop once more at Ladurée to pick up some more macarons for my flight home. This time I went to the one on Madison Ave., which is my favorite. It's just so iconic and always reminds me of Gossip Girl since it's on the Upper East Side.
Here is a shot of the final space installed! This is just the entry and if you care to see more of the space, check out my work's Instagram at @lifestyle_la.
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