When you visit NYC….

I was recently in NYC attending Modenus BlogTourNYC … tons of info about that here, but I decided to write a TBB post which would concentrate solely on the shopping and the dining that I enjoyed on that trip.  Although I was invited to the following shops and restaurants  via BlogTourNYC,  I have in no way been reimbursed for their endorsement…I simply loved the atmosphere, decor, service etc and wanted to share on this blog.



IMG_8522.jpg.jpg 1Michele Varian, a wonderful store in SoHo featuring Michele’s own wallpaper and fabric designs. This eclectic shop has a wide variety of artwork, pillows, furniture, dishes, and lamps. Not to be missed if you find yourself in SoHo. MIchele Varian is located at 27 Howard St.  http://michelevarian.com/ 

IMG_8563.jpgCalypso Soho Home Store is another in the chain of Calypso St Barth shops. The Home store showcases it’s wares in a neutral backdrop with tons of pattern and texture with the odd snippet of colour. Venture into this calm environment…you will not be disappointed. Calypso Home is located at 407 Broome St http://www.calypsostbarth.com/boutiques/new-york/soho-home

IMG_1301.jpgTreillage, a garden, interiors and antique store is owned by interior designer Bunny Williams and her husband John Rosselli. Items found in this varied shop are sourced through Bunny’s and John’s frequent worldly sojourns. This is not a store that you want to rush through, as you won’t want to miss a single vignette – featuring  furniture, pillows, dishes, rugs and garden decor. Treillage is located 418 East 75th St.     http://www.treillageny.com/



Peasant is a lively Italian restaurant in Soho. Our BlogTour group, recently introduced to  each other, took up two full tables in the brick walled, moody ‘cellar’. We were served sharing plates which was a fabulous way to get to know each other. The food was absolutely delicious and I would strongly recommend Peasant, particularly if you love fish, sea food and are interested in having an authentic rustic Italian meal. Peasant is located at 194 Elizabeth St.  http://www.peasantnyc.com/menus/


La Birreria is a rooftop restaurant and brewery located on the top floor of Eataly.  Again, we were served sharing plates at this scrumptious lunch organized for us through BlogTourNYC. I would go back in a heartbeat if for no other reason than to sample more beer. La Birreria is located at 200 fifth Avenue.  http://www.eataly.com/nyc-birreria/


Our final BlogTourNYC meal was enjoyed at ABC Cocina. Another delightful meal, again with shared plates.  If you go, you MUST indulge in the dessert…warm vanilla fritters with mexican chocolate ….  ABC Cocina is located at 38 East 19th Street.   https://www.abchome.com/eat/abc-cocina/


And finally, although this was not part of my most recent trip to NYC, I would be remiss if I did not include a highlight from my previous trip to New York exactly a year ago.  My two daughters and I booked walking tours via City Rover Walking Tours.  We cannot express the absolute charm of the owner/guide Max and his ability to entertain us for upwards of three hours while giving us a fabulous history of the areas of the city we walked through.  A walking tour with City Rovers is a MUST DO!


Enjoy New York City!!

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Donna BorderDonna says: “I can never seem to get enough of NYC!  These stops for both shopping and dining will definitely be on the list for my next trip!”



Mary Anne Border Mary Anne says:” Thanks for the timely tips Maureen. I will try to see what I can squeeze in this weekend when I am in         NYC! Everything looks fabulous!”


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