Tuesday, November 08, 2005

I heart New York

Well, i'm back from a wonderful trip to New York City via Boston. I had a magnificant time and wanted to share some great things i found during my trip. It was a whirlwind (5 days total) but well worth the adventure and moolah!

A cute spice grater from the Pylones company:

Someone recommended a restaurant in Nolita/Soho and it was amazing - not entirely vegan so we were both happy, but tempeh burgers, corn crusted tofu and organic items were all over the menu. Check out Spring Street Natural Restaurant if you are ever in the neighbourhood. Plus, just a near block over are some great (but expensive) boutiques that required some time to wander through...

Trim finds in the Garment District:

The Point yarn cafe was wonderful; beautiful inside, friendly staff, good selection of yarns, and amazing finished projects for sale.

Enjoying the treats of the Sex and the City tour - and there were several including a stop at a sex shop, martini lounge, and Carrie's home. Yes, these are non-vegan cupcakes that are significant to the show:

A cool vegan and raw food resto in the East village is Lifefood. While the service was slow and not entirely friendly, we had the best teas with nut milk. Yum! A great stop for a rejuvenation.

Japanese craft books:

While i found some great stores everywhere i went (one other thing about me is i'm a shopaholic), i loved what i found at Beacon's Closet in Brooklyn. Check it out for cool vintage gear and the neighbourhood of Park Slope was lovely. We also went to a flea market/fair at P.S. 321 where i found a cute apron. Other fun stores: The Strand bookstore, Cath Kidston, Anthropologie, Oilily, Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney (sadly closed early the day i went, and i set aside to buy expensive shoes from this fellow vegan), oh, and so much more!

Another great find was in my sister's neibourhood in Boston, Somerville, where they has a habit of sharing their junk with each other - similar concenpt to Freecycle but not as organized. We scored one night with some great newish books, some wooden hangers, cute old Halloween lights, and 2 chairs like this one:

Thanks to everyone who had suggestions! And, i'm sorry i wasn't able to stay longer and meet you, Michelle. Another time for sure, because i will definitely be back to NYC!


Blogger michelleknits said...

ooh I've never been to the beacon's closet in park slope. must r-e-s-i-s-t all the yummy clothes they must have there. yes, next time you come back, let me know and we will definitely catch up!

7:10 AM  
Blogger jen said...

sounds like a great trip! glad you had fun with your sister.

9:38 AM  
Blogger elizabeth said...

glad you had a great trip!

and what wonderful finds :)

12:08 PM  
Anonymous Laural said...

Looks fun, I'm jealous! I will have to get some tips from you next time we go!

8:12 AM  

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