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