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October 13, 2014

Big Apple Picking

Are you wondering if this blog has turned into one big tribute to New York? It’s true that I’ve visited the Big Apple three times in the past two months. (Normally, I’m lucky to make it up there once a year!) My first trip in August inspired three loving recaps: “Lattes and Leisure,” “The Whitney and the Morgan,” and “My Small Haul.” My second trip was for a business conference so the creative juices weren’t flowing as freely, ya know?

My most recent adventure was a whirlwind thirty hours for shopping in Soho with my friend Stephanie. It was a blast! I’ll have you know that this spiky gold necklace was my only gotta-have-it, #NoRegrets purchase. As for a rundown of the weekend, instead of chronicling our itinerary, I pieced together a visual diary of the city’s colors, patterns, and textures. Hope you enjoy!

Drips and drops: paint-splattered sign post sporting a streetwear label and rain from the morning’s showers.

Graffiti with a slight whiff of Kandinsky, no?

Jazzy mural: an absolutely killer color combo and composition.

Prim, proper and pastel at LadurĂ©e’s pastry shop. (Photo by Stephanie Slobodian.)

Sublime circles: a quiet moment with tea and macarons.

A scrumptious feast for the eyes. (Photo by Stephanie Slobodian.)

Clearing the air: blue sky breakthrough.

Black and white remix: standing on patterned tiles at Beautique restaurant near the Plaza Hotel. (Photo by Stephanie Slobodian.)

At Beautique, a Dutch Baroque still life. (Photo by Stephanie Slobodian.)

Colorful carvings at the entrance of the New York Society of Ethical Culture near Lincoln Center.

A sun-dappled Sunday morning stroll through Central Park. (Photo by Stephanie Slobodian.)

A toothy smile for a wonderful weekend. (Photo by Stephanie Slobodian.)

So when will I travel again to NYC? Well, I have my eye on seeing the Mac Conner exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York. It runs through January 19, 2015. Gotta start planning now!