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Saturday, June 1, 2024

Mariebelle New York at The Pierre Hotel

Mariebelle New York at the Pierre Hotel (Photo Credit: Mariebelle New York)

How is it June already ? This year is flying by for sure, but I have some wonderful chocolate news to share with you. One of my favorite chocolate shops, Mariebelle New York, has opened a boutique in the historic Pierre Hotel on 5th Avenue. I have had the pleasure of visiting the Soho chocolate shop but this location will be easier for me to visit more often. 

Mariebelle New York Chocolates are as tasty as they are beautiful. You almost do not want to eat them! Her hot or cold cocoa is a classic New York treat and should be tasted by all. Please note the info on the shop hours and if you are in the location, drop by. You will not be disappointed, they make great gifts for family, friends or just for you. We all need fabulous chocolate in our lives. 

The iconic Pierre Hotel this season continues to be the place to indulge in the exquisite world of MarieBelle Chocolates.

Expanding from the popular shop in Soho, the famed chocolate house now serves customers on the Upper East Side Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at 2 East 61st Street at the latest luxury boutique.

The Pierre on Fifth Avenue provides a perfect setting for the highly desirable sweets made by the world-famous chocolatier. Since 1930, the hotel has been revered as a quintessential monument to New York City grandeur. Shoppers will find for purchase at the boutique prestigious selections of gift boxes in a perfect sophisticated setting.

About Mariebelle New York:

MarieBelle New York founder and CEO Maribel Lieberman was born and raised near the cacao fields of Honduras and, as a young girl, she made and sold sweets to the local community. She emigrated to the U.S. and studied at The Parsons School of Design where she developed her innate sensibility for luxury goods, fine food and elegant fashion, she launched her entrepreneurial career in the 1990s with Maribel Gourmet Cuisine, a catering enterprise serving high-profile clients, U.S. Diplomats, and a U.S. President. In October 2000, Maribel opened the doors of her first retail shop, Lunettes Et Chocolat. This was an eclectic boutique offering designer eyewear and handmade chocolates.

 Shortly after in 2001, Maribel opened MarieBelle New York in Soho. MarieBelle NY quickly gained a loyal following from local and international customers with discerning palettes. Word made it to Oprah about MarieBelle NY and her unparalleled Aztec Hot Chocolate, which she announced as one of her "favorite things.” From these beginnings. MarieBelle NY is recognized as a top chocolate house with stores in New York and Japan.

MarieBelle New York at The Pierre Hotel
2 East 61st Street
New York, NY 10065
(917) 204-1178
MarieBelle New York at The Prince Kitano Hotel 
66 Park Avenue (East 38th Street)
New York, NY 10016
(212) 885-7177

MarieBelle New York (SoHo)
484 Broome Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 925-6999

As I stated, too beautiful to eat - almost like little paintings 

**this is not a sponsored post. 

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Monday, April 1, 2024

American Folk Art Museum

One of my favorite smaller museums is the American Folk Art Museum across from Lincoln Center. It is very easy to go through this in about an hour, and they have a lovely gift shop as well. I find museum gifts shops are the BEST for unique gifts for family, friends or yourself. These photos are from an exhibit in 2019, but it gives you an idea of what you may see here. The exhibits are high quality, and it's  a joy to pop in and learn about various types of art. Be sure to add this on your visit to the city when in this area, you will not be disappointed. 

2 Lincoln Square 
Columbus Avenue at West 66th Street

Check their website for hours as they do close when installing a new exhibit 
Admission is always FREE 

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Monday, March 4, 2024

La Pecora Bianco Bryant Park

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all are doing well in this new year. I cannot believe it is March already, time sure flies! 

One of my last visits to the city, I was able to enjoy La Pecora Bianco's Bryant Park location. I must say, this place is as gorgeous as the food itself. The decor is so lovely, and relaxing, and the location is one of my most favorites. I have visited their location in Nomad, but it was much smaller and cramped for my taste. If you are looking for a great spot for any time of the day, this is a good choice! 

Gorgeous decor, am I correct ? 

I visited when it was not that busy which was great, and it was right next to my hotel where I was staying, the amazing Bryant Park Hotel, so fabulous! 

You can tell when the pasta is fresh and it just melts in your mouth! This Tagliatelle
with beef and pork Bolognese was to die for! The portions are very generous as well. 

The meatballs made with beef and pork tasted like my Mom's cooking 

Always a gorgeous view of my favorite building in the city! 

Let me know if you happen to try La Pecora Bianco and how you liked it. With so many locations in the city, it is very easy to pop in while enjoying the sights of the amazing New York City ! 

I will be posting more this year, and I do apologize for the minimal postings. Thank you for stopping by and following my NYC adventures all these years! 

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Monday, July 31, 2023

The Beauty of Bryant Park

I have been to Bryant Park a zillion times but when I visited recently, I had the chance to take my time and really enjoy the area. I seem to always be in a rush when I have visited before, and it just made me fall in more love with the place. Staying at the Bryant Park Hotel was just a very smart move as well. 

Here is some history from the Bryant Park website:

Given its location at the center of one of the world’s great cities, it comes as no surprise that the history of the area that is now Bryant Park is rich, predating even the Declaration of Independence.

The history of this space as more than true wilderness began in 1686, when New York’s first Royal Governor Thomas Dongan deemed the area, among other “unappropriated lands” to be public property under the control of the Common Council, a precursor to the City Council we have today. It remained as such for more than 100 years with little interruption, although a notable exception came in 1776 when General George Washington and his troops are said to have passed through the area following their retreat from the Battle of Long Island.

I had no idea George Washington and his troops came through here! I think I need to do their tour that they offer the next time I am in for a few days! How beautiful are these scenes ? It was so relaxing with the trees all around, we all need a rest from the busy grind of the day to day. 

This building takes my breathe away every time I walk past and I finally decided to take some photos and photo the plaque as well. So many buildings in this great city have so much history. 

What an impressive history and list of members to "The Engineers Club" 

All that detail just makes me swoon ! 

Bryant Park is located between 40th and 42nd Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues behind the New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman building. 

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