Jackie Takes NYC
Earlier this month, Jackie took New York City by storm for Coterie, a global trade show where our stylists meet with high end brands and choose upcoming styles and trends that you will find in your carefully curated Jackie boxes.
We made appointments with our favorite vendors, where they would sit us down and run through all of their upcoming lines with us. We placed orders for seasons as far in advance as next fall. We considered our clients, trends and their climate when choosing some truly beautiful pieces. We met with brands like, Young, Fabulous & Broke, Current/Elliot and Brochu Walker, choosing only the best of what 2019 fashion has to offer.
Our take on this year’s trends? Animal print is here and it's here to stay! Even zebra print has completely transformed from tacky to tasteful. If we saw one thing in common with each brand, it was silk. Silk skirts, silk slips, you name it. If it's silk, it's trendy! Not to mention, 70's fashion is back and bigger than ever.
It was such an incredible experience being able to hand-pick pieces for our clients for upcoming seasons. We walked away from show with some amazing pieces we are so excited to be sending to our clients soon!
It was hard to leave! We were so happy to have missed the snow by just a day, because wardrobe-wise we just were not ready for that!
We stayed at the Refinery Hotel. It's a cute, boutique hotel in SoHo. It was a beautiful combination of industrial, modern and chic. It’s in the heart of the city, but something about how this hotel is built makes you feel like you are escaping the hustle and bustle of the city when you cozy in for the night.
One of the coolest parts of the hotel was actually located on the rooftop, where you could eat and enjoy a drink with an epic view of the Empire State Building.
This spot is much smaller than it looks online, but it is so good. After some bad eating, we wanted some fresh, healthy food. They have fresh juices, smoothies, turmeric lattes and all-around fresh ingredients that make up for all of the little indulgences we made along the way!
It was, by far, one of the best breakfast places we ate at and also was a great photo spot! The fun, yellow accent furniture and cute interior make it perfect for pictures inside & out. We went mid-morning and the sun was shining beautifully, so we got to take some stunning backlit portraits. Be sure to follow us on Instagram for a behind the scenes look at our trip to the city!
We know it’s not exactly “lunch", but we loved taking our lunch breaks at Culture Espresso for their fresh baked cookies and Oat Milk Latte's. They restock freshly baked chocolate chip cookies at 11am and then again at 3pm. They're doughy, gooey and oozing with chocolate.
They really do have the best cookies in the city. Plus, they have 3 locations, so you really have no excuse for missing this stop! If you’re in a rush, call ahead and place your cookie order before they sell out. You won’t regret it!
There is something about a New York bagel that will always leave you wanting more. We’ll be dreaming about the bagels we got at Black Seed for weeks! Even if it's just a plain bagel with cream cheese, there is just something that's so much better about a New York bagel than the ones in Florida!
Black Seed is run by James Beard-nominated chef, Dianna Daoheung, a total lady boss with an expertise in bread making. She borrows her baking strategy from Montreal style bagels, which are always a crowd favorite! If you don’t have a trip to the city planned, but you want to try Black Seed (which you do, trust us!) you can order them online. What a time we live in ladies!
We took a recommendation from Tezza and immediately headed for Rosemary’s when we arrived in the city. It was nothing short of delicious. We stopped here just after settling into the city, craving some delicious comfort food. The three of us each got a pasta. Rosemary's makes their noodles in house so they're FRESH!
They serve amazing, farm to table cuisine from their rooftop garden and Hudson Valley Farm. It sits at the heart of West Village and is such an adorable, authentic neighborhood to explore. We had the best meal after a long day of traveling.
It's so funny when you're choosing where to eat or drink based on aesthetics. This was the case with Cha Cha Matcha. We loved taking pictures at this cute little tea shop in the city! The colors are so vibrant and the amazing matcha art the baristas create is totally “Insta- worthy!”
Their matcha is delish, but let's be real, their aesthetic is the cutest for your Instagram feed. With neon signs, matcha latte art and adorable wallpaper, what more could you ask for? At Cha Cha Matcha, they are all about community and they really bring people together. Whether it is with their amazing drinks or their photo-ready space, we loved spending time at this spot.