November in New York
All my life I’ve been messing with early Christmas seasons and here I am launching my Christmas collection on November 4th. But you have to blend in with the atmosphere and here, believe it or not, it’s already starting to feel like Christmas. The famous ice rink in Bryant Park (yes, the one we’ve seen in a thousand movies) is already open, and next weekend the iconic Christmas tree of Rockefeller Center will be installed to start decorating it. I have to figure out how to put on it one of my ornaments
So this last week has been intense in the studio to have everything ready in my Christmas Shop, which since yesterday you can already see (I hope you like it!).
It’s starting to get cold in New York. Just as I remembered, just the week after Halloween. But the city’s fall colors make up for it. Central Park is starting to take on a spectacular color palette of yellows, oranges and reds, and walking around the city is more special than ever. This week we wanted to return to the area where we lived four years ago and that we remembered so fondly, the East Village, passing through Madison Square Park -the Flat Iron under renovation still looks beautiful-, and ending in Soho, where we had to come back to order the Crazy Shake from Black Tap (the photo we show our nephews to convince their parents to come visit us). A few preview photos and the video for good measure.
By the way, and this I had to blog about. The other day I met with a namesake florist (who is gonna break it in Hoboken) and having a coffee at the Ralph Lauren Coffee in Madison Avenue -which honestly, tastes like every coffee but in a Ralph Lauren cup – Olivia Palermo showed up to get hers. I gave her my best smile and I want to believe she gave it back to me. Fantasy girl, I know.
Today my parents are celebrating 44 years of marriage. Not only are they the best parents in the world (this is totally subjective, I know, but I feel that way), they are also the best example of marriage I could have. I love them so much and miss them, but soon we’ll celebrate (all together).
Thanks for being there. Next week, more. ♥