40,000 Steps in New York City

New York Now, hosted at the Javits Centre in New York City. Gift and Stationery Show. Javits Centre - NY NOW Entrance

In August our team took to the skies and headed from Billy Bishop Airport in Toronto to New York City. We started our short three day trip by jumping right into the NY NOW Gift and Stationery Show hosted at the Javits Centre in Manhattan. This expansive show had endless rows of gorgeous items, with some of the most amazingly colourful displays. 

Image of display at NY NOW Gift and Stationery show. Colourful gift and stationery spread amongst tables.    Image of display at NY NOW Gift and Stationery show. Colourful gift and stationery spread amongst tables.   Image of display at NY NOW Gift and Stationery show. Colourful gift and stationery spread amongst tables.
Colourful Displays of Featured Product at NY NOW

After bopping NY NOW we decided it was time to collect our luggage and head to our hotel to get ready for a mandatory patio drink at the always fabulous Ink 48 Hotel. Dinner plans were set at Bottino in Manhattan where we ended the evening with zucchini blossoms and giant bowls of pasta.
Is there a better way to finish the day? 

Bottino restaurant in Manhattan. Outdoor patio.
Bottino NY in Manhattan 

Sleep was welcome that evening with day two set to being a big one. The next morning we started off at the historic with Marlton Hotel with breakfast, coffee, and conversations about our all-time favourite quotes. Then, a quick jaunt in Washington Square Park before making our way to the most coveted event of the trip, Shoppe Object.

Breakfast at the iconic Marlton Hotel in New York CIty.   Decor at the entrance of Shoppe Object, gift show in New York City.
Left to Right; Breakfast at the 
Marlton Hotel Shoppe Object Entrance Decor

To say the show was stacked would be an understatement. With brands like Moglea, Donna Wilson, and Assouline taking part. We were so excited to catch up with friend Abigail Jayne. This California based watercolour artist had set up the sweetest booth and was showing with her sister. 

After a lovely morning at Shoppe Object we hit the streets for a bite to eat and a little shopping. We enjoyed Salade de Poulet at the New York staple Buvette in the West Village. 

Onwards then to our favourite stationery and book shops.

Good for the Study, book and stationery store in New York City.
Goods for the Study, 50 W Eighth st.
A dreamy stop for stationery lovers of all kinds. The name says it all.

East Village Postal, Gift and stationery store with a post office in New York.
East Village Postal, 151 First St.
We can't get enough of this post-office-stationery-shop combo. The perfect stop for browsing and shipping in one. That entryway mosaic, swoon.

Dashwood Books in New York CityDashwood Books, 40 Bond St.
Enter into a world of aesthetic novels and artworks. The perfect space to indulge in browsing.

And just like that - we were on day three. We enjoyed our last day exploring and planning. Treating ourselves to coffees and strolls in SoHo.
See you again NYC...