I was just recently in New York to view a few collections. And by recently, I mean I home late last night and am still in a groggy state while a large load of pending laundry. Traveling blues aside, I must say, it was pretty nice to get out of Halifax, even if it was only for 2 days. New York is just on another level. The energy in general is so inspirational, it makes getting out of bed enjoyable.
While I've been buying Tibi for a few seasons now, I've never been able to actually visit their Soho showroom. This was my very first stop (after a lovely early morning flight) and I was beyond excited. This was like finally getting to see Santa's Workshop for the very first time.
After my appointment finished up, and a very delicious lunch from the Hampton Chutney Co. (which everyone NEEDS to try ... too delicious for words) where I devoured the grilled chicken and goat cheese dosa, it was time to take a little visit to the Tibi store. Every girl's shopping fantasy comes true here. Just magical.
Now time for the next stop (well, not exactly the next stop ... I just had to squeeze in a few hours of enjoying the shops and sites in Soho - mandatory). I hopped into a taxi to meet up with the lovely ladies of Dannijo in the Meat Packing District. This area of NY is probably my favourite. If you haven't been, make sure it's on your to-do list for next time.
The really cool thing about Dannijo is that their showroom is a one stop shop. Everyone is all hands on deck. While I was drooling over their FW12 and Holiday12 collection Jodi Snyder popped her head in. If you're unfamiliar with the line, Jodie is 1/2 of the sister design team.
A big shout out to their incredibly talented merchandiser. I was blow away with the visual representation of the collection's roots.
I needed to showcase one of my fav pieces on the line ... that bib with the mini cameos. You will be mine.
Onto Belstaff. A leather jacket line, that you would sell your left leg to own a piece. Which now, branched out to a complete lifestyle brand offering sportswear, bags and footwear. Chic is an understatement. The 5th Ave. showroom is nothing but perfection. It was a real honour to have such an experience.
It wouldn't be a NYC trip without an incredible dining experience, and the typical photo shoot of the meals. My friend Andrew took me to Pounds and Ounces in Chelsea for some tasty food and much needed wine. I really don't need to say much more, let your appetite increase by looking at our meals.
Thank you NYC! See you soon :)