Some might say that a pristine white bunny like myself should stay at home, safely displayed on a shelf or propped up on a desk. I’m just not that kind of bunny. I love to tag along and see the big world.
New York City was a fun place to visit, though I didn’t see another bunny the whole time! I made you a slide show of the trip to show you all the places we went.
Now that I’ve been to the Big Apple, I’m hooked on traveling. Where will we go next?
p.s. I’m not incredibly detail-oriented, so Karyn is posting the specifics below
What a treat to fly from downtown Toronto, off the Toronto Island Airport. Porter makes flying seem luxurious again with a swanky lounge stocked with drinks, snacks and free WiFi while you wait for your flight. The small planes have a bit more leg room and serve a nice meal and drinks (including wine or beer) out of real glasses.
Duane Street Hotel
A cute new hotel in TriBeCa. The rooms are compact but comfortable. They leave miniature baked goods by the bedside every night. A good location for quick access to neighbourhood restaurants. Next trip we’ll stay closer to the West Village where we wanted to be most of the time.
The food is one of the best things about New York. I love French bistro, so New York is the place for me.
145 West Broadway
Classic New York French Bistro in TriBeCa that never disappoints.
80 Spring Street
My all-time favourite place to have brunch which means Eggs Benedict. Balthazar is always bustling, so reservations are a good idea, especially for more than two people.
242 Mott Street
French Morrocan food in NoLIta. The herbed goat cheese with Pomegranate syrup and baguette is especially delicious.
Brooklyn is a MUST and there are so many great neighborhoods to choose from. We decided to check out the new Brooklyn Flea, which was fun but incredibly hot. There was nowhere to escape the heat in the middle of the concrete school yard. The cute tree-lined streets on the walk from the subway were worth the trip alone.
Every Sunday from 10am to 5pm
A mix of vintage and crafty, but the snacks were my favourite.
Sweet little mini cupcakes for $1. I got a 4 pack with Chocolate Peanut Butter, Red Velvet and Strawberries & Cream. Delicious!
They weren’t at the Brooklyn Flea this weekend, and I was totally disappointed. I’d read about their amazing popsicles and was dying to try them.
There are now three Marc Jacobs outposts along Bleecker Street. A great time to snatch up some goodies is during their seasonal sales, the discounts are generous. They had cute wellies for $29 when we were there.
403 Bleecker Street
Usually I’ll line up for these 50’s style cupcakes, but I was already toting around my Kumquat cupcakes. Magnolia cupcakes are delicious with a glass of milk late at night.
401 Bleecker Street
I wanted everything in this French kid’s clothing shop to come in my size. I wish their website was as good as their shop.
392 Bleecker Street
Earnest Sewn Co.
My favourite denim brand right now. The shop is a treasure chest of clothing and accessories. I’m promising myself a pair on my next visit.
821 Washington Street
Urban Outfitter’s older more refined sister. I always get lots of styling inspiration from their shops and catalogues.
375 West Broadway
The Garment District will overwhelm you with fabric, notions and trims. This is my shortlist of shops to check out.
Their Liberty of London collection will drive you crazy. Gorgeous fashion fabrics like wools, linens.
525 7th Avenue (2nd Floor)
Make sure you allow enough time to stroll the aisles here. There are two floors of every kind of fabric you can imagine.
225 West 37th Street, 3rd Floor
NY Elegant Fabrics
Very well priced, large shop filled with home dec and fashion fabrics.
222 West 40th Street
Trim heaven. They sell a dizzying array of buttons, ribbons, fringe, cording, buckles and rhinestones.
1008 Sixth Avenue (@ 37th Street)