I was challenged to do some posts on my favorite NYC places by the lovely Andrea on my facebook page. I am going to start with one of my all time favorite blocks: West 28th street between 6th and 7th Avenue, which is NYC’s flower district. In the dead of winter this block can make me very happy. It’s lined with everything from the tiniest succulents in little clay pots, to huge topiary and potted 7 foot tall trees.Most of the flower shops open at 5am, and the block might be bustling with event planners choosing hundreds of pink orchids for table centerpieces, interior designers hoping to add some color to a neutral loft space, or stylists looking for the perfect shade of hydrangea for a photo shoot. Most of it is wholesale, but I think now a lot of the shops sell to regular people like you and me. I used to frequent the flower market when one of my first jobs entailed buying flowers to decorate our showroom. It’s still a huge source of inspiration for me. I love peeking into a tiny storefront and seeing a huge jungle inside.