Ten Highlights about Madison and Fifth Avenue

10.  Boutiques and   9. Window Shopping

Living in Tucson we are deprived of this delight!  I enjoy Window Shopping at night when the windows "glow" .  Madison Ave was spectacular with block after block of eye window candy!FullSizeRender (7)

La Perla on MadisonIMG_4145This picture is interesting if you look at it closely.  The shoes underneath the zebra coat??? Along with reflections and facial expressions.  I took this pic because I bought a zebra coat last year at Talbot's that looks just like this one. 


Collette.  A beautiful Consignment Store on Madison.   I tried on Multiple Manolo's nothing quite right to send a pair home with me


I love Jonathan Adler Design and decor.  I was fortunate to stay at the Parker Palm in Palm Springs in which he was the decorator of the entire property.  Check out Blog in  Feb 2015


I am crazy for Chandeliers so when I saw this window well it stopped me in my tracks..


This display amused me because I live in the desert and to see Calvin Klein inspired by our cacti was great!


8.  The Frick on Fifth

A house turned into Museum that has a beautiful eclectic collection.  You can wrap yourself around this museum and not feel overwhelmed.  The gardens as you can see are so charming


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7.  Sidewalk Cafes

Another MIA in Tucson, so I can't help but be envious.


6.  Barneys New York

Fred's the restaurant in Barneys is one of my favorite spots to visit either here or in Chicago based on the below pic! Who doesn't love waffle house made potato chips accompanying a Martini?

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5.  Walking

Yes the simple put one foot in front of the other. I enjoy walking in a big city and taking it all in,  not to mention getting your exercise without going to a gym.  One sees so much more on foot.

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Parallel to Central Park on 5th


87th between Madison and 5th


4  Hotel Wales

A gem of a hotel I found on Hotel.com. Located on Madison Ave, great neighborhood and a rooftop garden!!!!  Something I didn't expect at all- the little surprises in life!!

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View of Madison Ave from Rooftop

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3.  Bergdorf Goodman's

Pure Indulgence as I treated myself to lunch here one afternoon.  All by myself and lapping up the luxury!  These kind of treats feed my soul.


The Window Displays at Bergdorfs surpass any others--  New Yorkers are so lucky they get to see these on a daily basis.


Mix match vintage China selling for beaucoup bucks!  I have a  small fortune displayed in two Ikea Cabinets I have been collecting for years in my house.  It's the mix match that makes it uber cool!

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2.  The Carlisle Hotel

Iconic for Elegance, Style and Luxury.  Also known for Woody Allen playing  Clarinet every Monday night.  I happened to be there on a Monday nite.  No Woody, but  I had a wonderful evening listening to a Jazz trio and enjoying lovely company at the bar.carlisle 1.Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Met is my favorite museum  that I have visited around the world.  This trip to New York was specifically so I could see the China Through a Looking Glass Exhibit.  It met beyond my expectations.


And with that note my next blog will be about the Ten Best Fashion Exhibits I have ever seen.......

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3 Responses

  1. Wonderful for me to be an armchair traveler, Monica. My mouth would be hanging open so much there would be New York pigeons roosting in there. Thanks for the blog post.
  2. Mollie
    Wonderful illustrated blog, Monica! What a pleasure to stroll along Madison Ave. & 5th with your great sense of style and good taste. Thank you!
    • Thank you Mollie for reading it!!! It was a treat for sure to be in NY!!!

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