June 21, 2012
new york, new york
When June comes around, I always think about visiting NY. Before I set up littlenestbox, I was the bag and accessory buyer at net-a-porter. I travelled to NY (as well as Rome, Paris and Milan) 3 times a year.
June was my favourite time because it was Cruise market (a sort of holiday/vacation collection which would arrive on the site in October), and New York was my favourite trip. Some of my favourite buying appointments were in NY... Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs, DVF and Alexander Wang.
The Cruise buying trip was way more relaxed than normal. We would have a bit more time for each appointment, and I always managed to squeeze in a trip to some shops, Central Park or a couple of art galleries.
credit: Gustav Klimt (detail) and unknown
credit: Edgar Degas and Georges-Pierre Seurat (detail)
credit: Jasper Johns
credit: Big Bambu by the Starn Brothers, installation above the Met Gallery
My very favourite NY hotel was The Bowery Hotel. It was perfect! Great rooms, amazing views and walking distance to soho! The restaurant and bar are lovely too.
We also stayed at the Standard Hotel. I didn't love the location as much, but it was still a pretty nice hotel! The hotel was next to the High Line, a park built on an old rail line. The mini bar was pretty special. The view wasn't bad either!
Time does fly, doesn't it. I left my job 2 years ago. There are things I miss and things I don't. I miss visiting Paris and New York, my appointments and that staff discount! I don't miss the constant travelling, the pressure and the flights (oh so many flights). I feel much more settled now, and am enjoying the roller coaster ride of setting up my own business! I would like to go to NY again though, so I might have to start saving up!
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