Favorite NYC places

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.

12 Responses to “Favorite NYC places”

  1. Connie says:

    There is a vista from Fifth and 85th, looking toward a children’s playground and at the Met Museum, with art vendors and people sitting on chairs that looks a little like Paris, or better yet, Fifth Avenue from another era. Would you consider scouting that view?

    • caitlin says:

      Ohhh that sounds great!! I don’t make it uptown too much these days, but I will surely check it out when I do!

  2. Christine says:

    These are so beautiful! Are they for sale?

  3. Andrea Smith says:

    You did it!!!!! aaaaahhhhhh!!!! I am so excited!!!!! Can’t wait for more, you are genius!!!!

  4. gobot says:

    Very intriguing blog. Im happy I checked it out….will follow.

  5. Caroline says:

    For all that is grey, white, and black in Seattle (that’s January and most of my attire, for that matter), I send my thanks for sharing your talents and the inspiration of colour.

  6. you are so incredibly talented. Will you be adding more work to your shop?

  7. Hana says:

    beautiful! i love it too. i realized i’ve been going just about every weekend lately. definitely reviving! xo

  8. marni says:

    so lovely. your illustrations are almost as good as the real thing!

  9. What a cheery post to help with the dreary January Blahs. Beautiful illustrations as always!

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