Start Spreading the News…

Start Spreading the News…

I rode my way through San Fransisco, I wined and dined the Napa and I lived the apres life in Aspen…but when I arrived in New York… I knew I was home.
 

It does help that my nickname (STC) resembles so closely that of that legendary TV show
 
   
 
Hanworth House loves these 4 gals 
 
HH says that they resemble the 4 generations of women in her family!
 
 
 
She says that Miss HH is Charlotte (young & idealistic), that her mum is Carrie (creative, loves fashion), that her 100 year old grandmother is Samantha (sexy and very entrepreneurial) – and that she is Miranda (bit boring – loves to work)
Regardless, I sprung into the S(A)TC spirit pronto in the Kate Spade NYC store
 



Not sure how I can ever do justice to the fantastic time I had in this city.


But one thing is for certain – we ate and ate and ate
 
 
Miss HH was kind to me (most of the time) and figured that I could be the star attraction at The City Bakery where she and HH loved to start the day with the home-made marshmallows in hot chocolate

 

and they truly are as good as they look!



But our favourite NYC hot chocolate is always found in Eataly by Madison Park

  

We spiced up the culinary adventure at both Spice Market and Buddakan (in true SATC fashion) in Chelsea


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  And undoubtedly our  favourite stalwart – Balthazar in Soho
 

and had sweet treats at the infamous Magnolia Bakery in Greenwich



If it’s good enough for Carrie…
 
It’s good enough for me!
 
 
Of course I loved the artisty at Eleni’s 
 

Did you know the Oreo biscuit was invented at Chelsea Market in NYC in 1912? Fancy that!
 
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Had Fried Chicken at this great joint in Harlem

 


NYC was not all about eating (actually I lie – it was!)
 
There was a fair bit of shopping too



As it was Valentine’s Day, I got into the spirit at Victoria’s Secret

 

 

I found the change room they obviously designed exclusively for me!
 

 

And thought I would try to be noticed and picked up as a future Victoria’s angel

 

 

Alas, not to be (their loss!) – so I changed my focus from fashion to homewares
 

 

 Cased the joint at West Elm

 

 

Ran to C Wonder – one of our favourite places – only to find it was closing down – devastation!
 
 
Don’t worry – we helped them offload many of their divine products for the last time 
 
 

 

 C Wonder we will so miss your gorgeousness!)

 

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Of course any shop in NYC is not complete without a trip to Bergdorf Goodman
 

 

Any store with purple as the colour of choice has to be a friend of mine
 

And can you believe that Tory Burch, in her signature orange, turned purple for my visit!


 Naturally  we bought this book from Bergdorfs “Scatter my Ashes at Bergdorf Gooman”!
 
 
 
and then sat up in bed that night with HH and Miss HH to watch the film – so good! 

 



 

It was quite a treat for the girls to take me to lunch there – I could so easily move in!
but then again, I would miss the excitement of this lady I guess!

 

There was a day spent well amongst the bargain hunters bound for Woodbury Common

 
Don’t worry – I spread myself around with all the big names
 

 


 


And all this with only Kale Chips to sustain us!
 
 
I mastered the subway in NYC
 
 
and got to know many of the sites
 


From the Empire State Building

 
To Time Square

 
Loved the New York Public library in the snow
 
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and reminisced again about this beautiful scene from SATC
 
 
Walked the High line
 
 

Loved this great wall in Harlem

and then it started to snow



The  Bryant Park Fountain was frozen over 



The East River started to freeze over too


But the snow and blue sky made for beautiful walks in Central Park





and the snow did not stop any of us (especially Miss HH) having fun



We caught Kinky Boots on Broadway (so much fun)

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and happened by chance to attend Sienna Miller’s opening night in Cabaret (what an amazing production of this classic)



Even noted that there were some arty shots of my lineage around the traps!



 Naturally, my coffee seeking travel companions engaged ferociously in their never ending quest to find NYC’s best coffee 

 

Number One position on this trip for the macciato was given to Sant Umbreous in the Upper East Side – picture perfect!



Jack’s continued to impress in Greenwich





Even Nespresso put in a sterling effort



I did not take the coffee quest personally – in fact I quite liked coming along for the ride and sizing up the competition

 


But Abraco remains our all time favourite in the East Village


So ended a fantastic few days in this incredible city. Here is HH and me bidding farewell to NYC
 

and to you.
Can’t wait to get home to tell all the gang all about it.
 
 

starting with this guy
 
xx STC xx
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