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Monday, July 15, 2019

A Sunday in the Upper West Side

I love Sundays in New York City as they are usually much calmer than Saturdays. The Upper West Side is such a great area to explore, and you see more local folks than tourists. There are great museums, shops and restaurants as well as my favorite, Breads Bakery! On this particular Sunday, let's see what I was up to: 

I stopped in the New York Historical Society and had brunch in their very yummy restaurant, Storico. The decor is just lovely as well as the food! 

An omelette with potato hash was my choice. 
The potato hash was like one I never had before but was so darn good. Filled with vegetables along with the potato, this serving was enough for 2. 
I checked out some of the cool exhibits within the museum 







I always pop in the Tiffany exhibit because who doesn't like to be surrounded by these gorgeous works of art! 




I made another stop at the Grand Bazaar which is one of the BEST flea markets, runs only on Sundays. 
I was thrilled to see Jessie's cups at the market as I have been seeing them on Instagram and have wanted to try for a while. 
They make Reese's look like amateurs! For the peanut butter lovers, a great gift or treat for yourself. 
They have lots of food at the Grand Bazaar as well as food trucks. It really is one of the best flea markets in the city. 


Wonderful original hats can be found here as well 


I really wanted these glasses but wasn't sure if they would make it home without breaking. They were just too darn adorable! 

New York Historical Society 
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
HOURS
Tuesday - Thursday: 10 am - 6 pm
Friday: 10 am - 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm

Grand Bazaar 
Every Sunday, year-round, 100 W 77th St.,
(at Columbus Ave.) Manhattan, 10am – 5:30pm


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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Treasures from Chatsworth The Exhibition Part 2

How gorgeous is this Tiara? The detail I was able to capture to show you I was so thrilled! It was very dark in the exhibit but my camera did wonderful. The work on this is just mind-blowing! This was made in 1865 and can be worn as a necklace or as brooches. It is simply breathtaking!  



This set of jewels was made in 1856 and worn to celebrate the coronation of Tsar Alexander II that same year. Just think of the stories these jewels could tell if they could speak!  






This was lovely in person as well, so beautiful and elegant.  








I loved seeing this in person as well, it is so regal looking. If we could only go back in time, wouldn't that be rather cool ?  



One more photo of this headpiece! 

Be sure to check out this exhibit on view until September as it is worth the extra effort to York Avenue. The exhibit is such a treasure for us to view in the USA. 

Secrets of Chatsworth PBS DVD on Netflix streaming or Amazon Prime for a fee

Treasures from Chatsworth - The Exhibition 
June 28 to Sept. 13, 2019
FREE and Open to the Public, tickets recommended

Sotheby's Auction House
1334 York Avenue at 1st Avenue

Hours
10am to 5pm Monday through Saturday
1pm to 5pm  Sundays

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