I can’t have enough of New York and window shopping with visiting Museums and Galleries are my favorite pass times.
All photos by decogirlmontreal
Visiting Uniqlo on Fifth Avenue was quite exciting, I had the impression I was back in Tokyo, this is the biggest retail location on Fifth Avenue, the Japanese store is 89,000 square foot and has 100 dressing rooms. I took this picture going down the escalator with my turquoise iPhone.
I love their colourful store displays, this is the Heattech section.
Of course, we had to stop at Tory Burch, this is the small salon on the second floor, I love this Ikat pattern on the chaise longue and the curtains, Ikat is like Toile, the more the merrier.
By the time we got to J.Crew, I needed to go to the powder room which is a polite way of saying that I really really had to go. I could not resist taking a picture of the powder room chocolate-brown walls with its collection of birds.
My New York discovery this time was Creel and Gow a beautiful Cabinet de Curiosités located at the corner of Lexington at East 70th Street. The 2 owners travel the world to find the most exquisite art and decorative pieces.
As we came in to Creel and Gow, a penguin was being wrapped for a lucky customer.
The majestic swan and the strutting peacock are the pieces de resistance of this gorgeous ornate room
The windows at Creel and Gow
The perfect display with a red vibrant background where you can find various delightful decorative art and objects.
Marie Laurencin portrait of Madame 1934
You might have not believed me when I mentioned Museums, but one of the reason for driving to New York was to visit the Helena Rubinstein ”Power is Beauty” exhibition at the Jewish Museum. ( October 31st 2014 to March 22 2015). My niece invited me for the trip and I am so grateful to her, so if you go to New York don’t miss it, it is extraordinary and most fascinating. This exhibition is about the life of an incredible woman who immigrated from Poland and not only created an empire but democratized beauty. You will see 200 art objects from her personal collection and understand her modern vision of the world. She was the first self-made woman magnate of her times. For more info you can go to: http://thejewishmuseum.org/exhibitions/helena-rubinstein-beauty-is-power#about
Oufff as we say in French, after this full day, we had to have a bit of a rest and we went to the St. Regis Hotel for a drink. This is their decorated lobby, I think it is quite magical, don’t you think so.
Wow as I was entering the St. Regis’s boutique I was faced with a Cranberry Christmas tree , not only it is red but the tree is decorated with gold lobsters. I have never seen lobsters in a tree before.
The gold lobsters Christmas tree decorations.
It is now 6:00 PM and as you know it is impossible to find a taxi in the whole of New York, after standing on the corner of the street for 1/2 an hour, we suddenly saw a rickshaw, well I have to tell you it was quite a ride in the middle of the Manhattan traffic. As you can see my pictures are quite blurry as this bicycle trip was very shaky.
I was absolutely petrified, busses, taxis, cars coming on all sides of the rickshaw, when I am terrified, I cannot stop laughing, so all in all I have to admit I had a great time but I also had the ride of my life.
Another picture from the rickshaw.
Our rickshaw stopping at a red light. We are seating behind our driver who is a student from Ukrania.
The meeting of two rickshaw drivers in New York.
Well sorry but this is what St. Patrick’s looks like seating in a rickshaw.
We finally made it back at our hotel safe and sound.
Have a great evening, hope you have enjoyed my New York.