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I took a quick business trip to New York last week. It was a busy three day trip, with not much time to take in the city. However, I did manage to pop into a few home decor shops, and did some walking, eating and enjoying New York in the fall.

My hotel was in a fantastic location, West 23rd between 5th & 6th avenue. When I walked east from my hotel I walked right onto 5th Avenue. With Eataly on one corner, the Flatiron building in the background, and tons of shopping and restaurants.

Flatiron Building

Flatiron Building

Eatily

Eataly

The night I arrived in town I was able to pop out to a few shops before they closed.

Restoration Hardware had some holiday decor up, and some generally lavish and fantastic decor pieces (but nothing that I fell head over heels for.)

Restoration Hardware - Lights under glass - great for a Holiday table

Restoration Hardware - Lights under glass - great for a Holiday table

Restoration Hardware - Great Headboard

Restoration Hardware - Great Headboard

West Elm was surprisingly small, and I felt it had less to offer than my Toronto location.

Fishs Eddy's was my favorite stop, and I brought home two pieces from there (in my small carry on luggage!) Thanks to a twitter friend Abby @crabigail for the Fishs Eddy & ABC Carpet tip! (no pics of Fishs Eddy, as they asked me not to take photos, but imagine a kitchen supply heaven.)

ABC Carpet & Home. Although the carpets & lighting were gorgeous, I sadly could not fit anything that large in my suitcase, however ABC just opened ABC Kitchen with tons of fab kitchen serving pieces. I loved their wood cutting & serving pieces (umm olive wood anyone?!). They also had some great matte ceramic pieces in whites and grays that were gorgeous.

ABC - Olive Wood

ABC - Olive Wood

ABC Ceramic Dinnerware

ABC Ceramic Dinnerware

ABC

ABC

I tore myself from ABC Kitchen and only left with a large wooden spoon from France.

My New York Purchases - Ceramic Mason Jar & Tea Towel from Fishs Eddy & a wooden spoon from ABC Kitchen

My New York Purchases - Ceramic Mason Jar & Tea Towel from Fishs Eddy & a wooden spoon from ABC Kitchen

On my last morning in New York, I got up bright and early to walk down to the High Line. I love what New York has done with the space, and its a great urban walkway. I wish the West Toronto Railpath was half as nice (and integrated) as the High Line! They even have elevators for accessible access. Awesome! If you are visiting New York I highly recommend taking a nice walk on the High Line.

The High Line

The High Line

View from a bridge on The High Line

View from a bridge on The High Line

As I was heading back to my hotel, I noticed a Home Depot on 6h Avenue. I thought at first it was a head office but when I got a little closer I realized it was an actual retail store! A Home Depot on 6th Ave? New York, I love you!

The Home Depot - 6th Ave NYC

The Home Depot - 6th Ave NYC

The Home Depot - 6th Ave NYC

The Home Depot - 6th Ave NYC

Of course I had to pop in (I couldn't resist) and they surprising had a very good selection.

Home Depot 6th Ave - Faucet Department

Home Depot 6th Ave - Faucet Department

While wandering around Chelsea I also noticed a large lumber yard near the Chelsea Market. I could certainly DIY in New York!

I love the city, but next time I visit I need to stay a little bit longer. It was too much a whirlwind visit (but business travel is always that way!) Whats your favorite stop in New York City?

4 Responses

  1. Jim
    Eatily had the best short rib ragu pasta I ever had... Shake Shack frozen custard was awesome as was White Castle.
    • I wanted to try Shake Shack, but it was always soooo busy! I ate my lunch looking at shake shack instead.:)
      • Jim
        There's a separate line for not-hot items (desserts, drinks, etc). Last time, took the ferry from Wall Street to Ikea in Brooklyn and went to a BedBath&Beyond to save a few $ too.
        • I totally didn't realize there were two lines! DOH! I wish I was there longer, and could gave gotten more shopping in. I guess that's an excuse to go back!

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