I'm back today with more photos of our trip to New York! You can see Part 1 here.
One of the places I was most excited to visit was Purl Soho. We are lucky to have several beautiful and well-stocked fabric stores in Portland, but Purl Soho was still a treat! I bought a few souvenirs including a sashiko kit and some embroidery needles.
Just across the street from Purl Soho was Ochre. Ochre is my favorite high-end (dream home) lighting and furnishing company. It was really fun to look around the store.
Patrick and I had a crazy delicious dinner at The Spotted Pig in the West Village. We put our name in beforehand and wandered down the street to a great bar called the Orient Express. I hear that it's much easier to get in at The Spotted Pig at lunchtime, so we will probably have lunch there next time we visit New York. But Orient Express was a very pleasant place to wait, with well-balanced drinks and classic furnishings.
We had some other memorable dinners during our trip, including the ultra-fancy Beauty & Essex (there's a champagne bar in the ladies' restroom!), a cozy and charming meal at Amelie Wine Bar, and most delicious of all, a fantastic meal at modern and low-key Foragers.
We walked the High Line in Chelsea on the sunniest and warmest day of the trip.
We felt so lucky to be visiting a few short weeks after winter ended, right as the trees were bursting into bloom.
We got lunch that day at Chelsea Market, which was looking lovely with endless lanterns and twinkle lights.
We took as many walks in Central Park as possible. It always amazes me how quickly the surroundings change from a bustling city to a serene garden once you step inside the park.
We ate lunch at Tavern on the Green one day, which had the best ambiance. So much natural light!
We saw so many amazing things, and we ate so many delicious things, and yet we barely scratched the surface of this city. I'd go back tomorrow if I could! Hopefully soon.