Monday, November 22, 2010

My NY Diary PT. 1

Last week my mom and I took a short trip to NY to pick out some fabrics and do a bit of work. I didn't have much time to visit each borough like I would have liked, but it was still fun nonetheless. - The weather was amazing compared to the last time I was in NY for the winter. I was able to get away with a cotton jacket, silk dress, tights and over the knee socks.
We spent the better part of Wed running around sourcing fabrics and tracking down my blackberry I left in a taxi..
 We stopped at the bank first. While there,  I ran into the cutest little boy ever. - I wanted to take him home with me...
My mom picked out some amazing wax prints & batiks!
We were in a warehouse filled with African fabric! 
 After hours of looking through fabric, we made our way down 125th - I am in love with the buildings...
On a sidenote.. I found these cute clogs on sale at DSW for about $20 - They were ultra comfy, I walked in them all day

My hair held up pretty well too. I was a bit hesitant to wear my hair out, as I thought it was going to turn into a big mass of tumbleweed by days end...
My mom and I made our way to Negril for dinner...I had the Village Island Punch
My mom had the mojito
 After a few drinks and lots of laughs with mom, our food finally came. I ordered Jerk Chicken, and decided to also order greens, mac & cheese and yams. 
My mom had the Mojito Baby Lamb Chops
After dinner we were stuffed and happy....we decided to walk off some of our food so we walked to Topshop
My mom took lots of pics for her inspiration board
We ran into a Dean & Deluca on the way...so we grabbed some Earl Grey and a few other goodies...
We finished our night with FELA - It was absolutely amazing from beginning to end :-)


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41 comments:

  1. I love the bond you and your mother have! It's great to see daughters and mothers able to work together and have fun :)

    Nice pictures!

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  2. I love batik patterns. I'm thinking of doing a DIY project with some left over fabric. Love this post!

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  4. Lovely pics! I go to Negril all the time! Next time try the seafood dishes! Your mom is lovely too! :)

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  5. I looooove that outfit! the food looks amazing :) i haven't had jerk chicken in a minute, so need some

    Vonnie
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  6. I must say, I love your style! I also love the bond you and your mom have. I hope my girls and I have a close bond when they are older.

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  7. Sounds and looks like you two had a wonderful time. Btw, I'm lovin' your ensemble! Great look!

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  8. The trip looks so fun. love that yellow jacket with the silk dress. Also those buildings ARE amazing. Old architecture is the best.

    ~L~
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  9. Love your outfit...too cute!! I also am in love with the buildings up there. Something nostalgic about them.

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  10. Were you victorious in finding your phone?

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  11. Thanks for sharing!
    I was asking you earlier if you guys went to Yara in Harlem, but my post came out wrong. I'm glad you had a great time in my neck of the woods. The weather is still nice!
    Its about 62 today!

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  12. Over the knee socks...so sassy! I love it; wish I felt comfortable enough to wear them outside the house. LOL
    The food looks great. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Looks like a great time for you and mom.
    Those shoes are cute, love how you styled it.

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  14. Just joining this fabulous blog! Looks like you and your mom had a great time out. What I would give to have some of those beautiful fabric prints. So, is sewing a hobby for you or a part of your work?

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  15. omg it looks like you had a wonderful time! Where was that warehouse located where you found all the African fabrics? Was it a wholesale only warehouse?

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  16. Love it! Thank you for sharing! You and your mom are beautiful!

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  17. I also just returned from NYC over the weekend. So seeing your photos put a huge smile on my face. We saw Fela on Wednesday night and absolutely LOVED it. We had such a treat when Michelle Obama (and all the secret service) walked into the theatre to watch the performance. A great performance, Patti LaBelle, and Lady O...it was almost too much for us to handle in one setting. Looks like you had a great time.

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  18. Fela was absolutely amazing!!! I'm going to see it one more time.

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  19. Your blog makes me happy, every time I read it. Just pure bliss reading it.

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  20. Looks like you had a great time in NYC....LOVE YOUR HAIR.....

    jen
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  21. wow..this was work??? what do you do for a living? looks like you guys had so much fun

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  22. Love your blog Nicole, Glad to see you and your mom had a good time in NY!

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  23. Love what u wore! The colores, fabrics fabulous!! :0).. Uhhh I see you took my advice!! Dean and Deluca's ;0d how did u like it!! did u try the soups, the chocolate? lol

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  24. I live in NY and still haven't seen Fela. One day! Anyway, yes to Sylvia's! If time permits next time you can stop by the Metropolitan Museum of Art! Looks like you both had a fun trip.

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  25. You were in NYC?!! Cool. I live here.
    Looks like you had so much fun. Great pics :)

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  26. I would like to go see Fela too. I have no time for anything anymore. I'm sure it was great.

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  27. Great pics! Thanks for sharing. What was the name of the fabric warehouse you visited??

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  28. Glad you guys had a great time:) you hair is gorgeous in these pictures!

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  29. so fun! you make me want to take a trip somewhere with my mom.

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  30. I will be going to NY next month and I plan on seeing Fela. I was wondering, what is the dress code for Broadway shows? Did you wear the dress and jacket in the above pix or did u change?

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  31. So cool I loved your jacket from ZARA and those clogs were a steal! Awesome, the shopping in the Fashion district is the best, fabrics galore and even the wholesale jewelry stores ;0)

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  32. Your jacket paired with that dress = Perfection.

    You've got a keen eye! Get it!!

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  33. fabulous!! glad u had fun in my hometown & at my fave restaurant Negril <3

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  34. I just love the pictures. looks like you and your mom(she looks so young)had a lot of fun.

    Is the name of the fabric store you went to
    Yara Imports? off of 125th street. The fabrics look so pretty.

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  35. love love LOVE your dress! [well, the whole ensemble, actually] sorta like a bohemian steampunk lol so happy your blog is around... I'd be jealous if I didn't love it so much! ha!

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  36. You look great! Is your mom a designer?

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  37. You look like you had soo much fun in NY. I am planning a trip to New York at the end of this month for new years. Can you recommend a place to stay? I suggested Williamsburg but the person going with me said it didn't look safe. I beg to differ :) Any suggestions?

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  38. I love that outfit, it's so cute! I went to New York in October and I loved Negril. The food was tasty and the 'club' beneath was really fun! The clogs with the "French maid" dress (that was the first thing that came to mind lol) is genius! I wouldn't have thought of it.

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