Grand Central Terminal, NYC

The last stop of the Flat Stanley tour of New York is the ever-bustling Grand Central Station.  Currently celebrating its 100th birthday, Grand Central is a testament to the importance of protecting our nation’s beautiful monuments.  We happened upon Nick Cave’s colorful horses hanging out in Vanderbilt Hall.  Art and architecture infused into everyday life is one of the many reasons why I miss living in New York.

Grand Central Station

Grand Central Station, NYC

Grand Central Station, The Herd, Nick Cave, NYC

Grand Central Station, NYC

Grand Central Station, NYC

Pershing Square, NYC

Central Park, NYC

Last weekend, with the recent snowfall barely melted and the lingering winter chill, we dashed off to New York for the quickest of visits.  Coincidentally {and rather amusingly}, a friend’s daughter asked us to help with her Flat Stanley project and we took the opportunity to test out the new camera at a few of New York’s famous landmarks.  First up: Central Park, and despite its barren tree branches, still possessed a quiet sparkle with the undeniable whisper of warm days ahead.

Central Park, NYC

Central Park, NYC

Central Park, NYC

Central Park, NYC

Central Park, NYC

Shop: ABC Carpet & Home

A design and decor must in New York City is the inimitable ABC Home, filled with floor after floor of dreamy inspiration.  Years ago, as a student, I recall perusing its endless displays of ingenuity and lavishness that prompted many a day dream building impossibly sumptuous rooms.  On a recent visit to my beloved city, I stopped by the store briefly and was once again able to revel in its glorious grandeur … bowls of stardust, whimsical little mice, and all the French inspired furnishings one could possibly want. Have a splendid Easter weekend …

ABC Carpet & Home

ABC Carpet & Home

A Few New Things

Driving down from Whistler, BC a few weeks ago, we passed through Vancouver to indulge our love of Japanese ramen, and of course, stopped into a favorite decor shop, The Cross.  Picked up these pretty things … including an amazing zebra striped leather pillow.  Every time I visit, I get the urge to completely redecorate my home and fill it with marvelous furnishings from the store.  Have a fabulous weekend.

The Cross Home Decor, Vancouver, BC,

The Cross Home Decor, Vancouver BC