Designers and the City

What an absolutely incredible few days I’ve just had!

A year ago, while attending my son’s school fundraiser, I bid on a 3 day “Sex and the City” trip to NYC. It just sounded like so much fun that I couldn’t resist! Three of my besties who are all talented, and fabulous interior designers joined me for the fun. The trip included shopping, eating at great restaurants, a trip to the MOMA, more shopping, and a location tour from the “Sex and the City” shows which included a stop to a risque store specializing in all things “Samantha” (if you catch my drift). I definitely stepped out of my comfort zone once I stepped into that store, but that’s another story for another time! What can I say, I’m very “Charlotte”!  We continued with more shopping, more eating and somehow we managed to get to the D & D Building. Whew! I’m exhausted just remembering it all! It was one of the most fun trips I’ve ever had, not only because of our exciting itinerary, but also because of my wonderful travel companions. We spent time chatting about the business of design, getting inspired by the architecture and culture that surrounded us and brainstormed about the exciting ways we could use the interior design treasures we spotted at the design centre. Not only was it fun, it was rejuvenating and invigorating. Forgive the quality of the photos from the iPhone…wouldn’t you know it, I left my camera at home!

Time Square in New York City, as referenced in Calgary interior design blog, The Pink Chandelier, by Calgary interior designer, Jacqueline Corea, of Corea Sotropa Interior Design.

We passed through Times Square on the way to dinner at Gramercy Tavern where I had a transcendent moment with peanut butter semifreddo.

New York City, as referenced in Calgary interior design blog, The Pink Chandelier, by Calgary interior designer, Jacqueline Corea, of Corea Sotropa Interior Design.

We wandered around the charming shops and neighbourhoods of the East Village, where Sarah Jessica Parker lives in real life.

New York City, as referenced in Calgary interior design blog, The Pink Chandelier, by Calgary interior designer, Jacqueline Corea, of Corea Sotropa Interior Design.

All of us swooned over this gorgeous millwork detail in a showroom near the D & D Building.

Kalista "Vir Still" vanity, as referenced in Calgary interior design blog, The Pink Chandelier, by Calgary interior designer, Jacqueline Corea, of Corea Sotropa Interior Design.

Ann Saks Tile  displayed the Kalista Vir Still vanity which I blogged about a couple weeks ago in the most gorgeous antique brass finish. So handsome!

Handbag, as referenced in Calgary interior design blog, The Pink Chandelier, by Calgary interior designer, Jacqueline Corea, of Corea Sotropa Interior Design.

Hello Lover! Did I mention there was shopping?

New York City, as referenced in Calgary interior design blog, The Pink Chandelier, by Calgary interior designer, Jacqueline Corea, of Corea Sotropa Interior Design.

My incredible travel pals included Nyla Free (check out her post  about our trip), Marina Hildebrand and Reena Sotropa. This city never disappoints. There is always something new for me to take in each time I visit. This latest trip holds a special place in my heart because I was able to share it with my incredible gal pals, who are each in their own way a mixture of “Carrie”, “Miranda”, “Charlotte” & “Samantha”. Thanks ladies!!

Cheers!

Jacqueline

My Calgary Interior Design firm, Corea Sotropa  is known for our sophisticated and fresh approach to residential interiors. We’d love to help you with your projects – please get in touch!

 

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