A NY State of Mind

They say New York City never sleeps and every time I visit I realize the truth behind the sentiment. Last weekend was certainly no exception; and like many holidays I take, this trip was a mixture of both work and play.

We started the weekend off with an amazing dinner at Jean George at The Mark, capped off with my favorite – a Belvedere martini with a twist (shaken – not stirred!). I’ve stayed at the Mark many times before, and the service and staff were every bit as impeccable this trip.

Ready to head out for a night in NYC!
Ready to head out for a night in NYC!

Saturday morning came bright and early. We grabbed lunch at Cipriani in Soho (which I can’t say enough good things about), and then, we were off to the new Whitney Museum. What an absolute treat their new space was. The artwork was lovely and the entire renovation was beautifully done.

After the Whitney, we took to the stores of Soho for some shopping. I found a great Prada padded coat at Barney’s that was too stylish and slimming for me to pass up. Coat in hand, we ran back the hotel with just enough time to change before dinner.

My final day in NYC was mostly spent visiting the site of a new apartment I am redesigning. The plan is to create a cool Italian feel in the prime of Manhattan, overlooking Central Park. Furnishings will be comfortable and furniture will be sourced in modern neutrals. This project is one I’m excited about. I’m looking forward to creating a cool space that perfectly compliments their priceless view.

With work handled, we booked across town to the Jets stadium for what was to be my FIRST American football game! What followed, I cannot say made complete sense to me. I was expecting the game to be fairly drawn out, but I had no idea the sport was going to be complicated! Constant pauses, lots of stopping and starting – and who names a game football when your feet aren’t even involved?? I can’t say I understood much of what the players were doing – particularly the bit about the oval ball – but it absolutely was a great time. I’m glad I got to see it!

I’ll be posting before and after’s down the road, so check back soon for more updates!