Whenever I visit New York, I feel this little twinge of regret that I let fear win out and didn’t seize the opportunity to live in the city when I had the chance. It seems like a rite of passage I skipped along the way, but I suppose there’s always time for adventures and you never know what the future may hold.
Of course, the silver lining to not living in the city is experimenting with charming boutique hotels like The Marlton when I’m in town. We called the Greenwich Village hotel home during our whirlwind wedding dress shopping trip and I’ve been gushing about it to anyone and everyone that will listen ever since. It was only a matter of time before you got an earful.
From the turquoise velvet chesterfields in the lobby that invite you to sit and stay awhile, to the Serge Mouille inspired light fixtures, robin’s egg blue Regency-style headboards, herringbone floors, and insanely gorgeous brass accented bathrooms, this hotel is a designer’s dream.
To top it off, there’s also a fantastic restaurant, Margaux, on-site so you really need not ever leave–which if I didn’t have a wedding to shop for, I would have been tempted not to. We ate under the glow of lantern light in the plant filled back room which was about as close to dining al fresco as you can get mid-February.
Good thing I found a dress so I have an excuse to go back often!
P.S this post was not sponsored in any way, I’m really just that obsessed and think you should be too!
Photos by Lindsay Souza for The Pursuit of Style
I wasn’t planning on posting today, but after waking up early from the best night’s sleep I’ve had in awhile (I give full credit to The Marlton, but more on that later this week!) I thought I’d share some illicitly snapped photos from the Jewels by JAR exhibit at The Met.
Featuring more than 400 pieces by Paris based jewelry designer Joel A. Rosenthal, the exhibit is a must see if you’re in the New York area–it ends March 9 so get there soon! The fanciful zebra brooch at the top was by far my favorite. Can you even imagine wearing it? I’m pretty sure I’d be smiling all day.
P.S follow along on Instagram for more snaps from NY.
With a snowstorm, a client presentation (can’t wait to share–really excited about this one!), Valentine’s Day, and scrambling around with lots of last minute errands before catching my 5:00am train to NYC this morning, this week has been nothing short of a whirlwind. To be honest though, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I’m looking forward to kicking off the week ahead by spending some quality time with my mom and sister, trying on lots and lots of beautiful white dresses, and hopefully saying yes to one of them! Follow along on Instagram for more of our NYC shenanigans.
For Wardrobe Inspiration:
-Ralph Lauren Fall 2014 is pretty near perfection.
For Your Art Collection:
-Some really great pieces from emerging designers. I wish I weren’t running out of wall space!
For the Love of Stripes:
-Here’s your Chance to snag the best of the best at 40% off.
–Wedding tips from one of my design idols.
For the Wish List:
-Love the typography, color, and city of course!
-Saving up for these…and basically the rest of the Spring collection!
-Don’t even know how I haven’t pulled the trigger on this yet.
My Valentine to you: rhinestone x’s and o’s and a hot pink rose. Hope your day is filled with love–romantic or otherwise. I’ve still got sixteen more days to go without sugar so double up on the candy for me!
Photo by Lindsay Souza for The Pursuit of Style
I was flat out shocked when I discovered these d’orsay flats at Old Navy for less than $25.00! I live in flats and wear them hard so it’s nice to find a cheap but chic pair that I won’t be crushed when I inevitably need to toss them at the end of the season.
They come in five colors (including navy not shown above) and with such a friendly price tag you won’t have to agonize too hard over which to choose. I’m thinking tan and sand for Spring–even though it seems years away with this storm!