We spent our last day toodling around the meatpacking district. Lots of high-end boutiques and quaint shops amongst some pretty old-school meat-packing industry spaces. Here is a typical shot of the area.
We started with breakfast of thick french toast and cafe au lait at Pastis on 9th Ave. Very charming interior and delicious as well!
Then on to Butik - a lovely little shop owned by supermodel Helena Christensen and floral designer Leif Sigersen. Last time I went, there was more vintage home decor and collectibles. This time they seem to have pared the collection down to more high-end womenswear and gifts. Beautiful whisper-thin silk tops with gorgeous pintucks and delicate beading, jewelry, and petite vintage 1920's ladies shoes. Worth a stop.
I always enjoy a stop at auto - no photo of the front this time but do stop by! Wonderful Margo Selby lavender sachets and goodies for your home.
And don't forget to check out this little cutie - Darling Shop on Horatio. The owner used to be a costume designer for Broadway. charming front window.
We passed this megolith being constructed - a new Standard Hotel according to a passerby. Their website under New York says "coming soonish".
then on to Chelsea Market to grab some food for the plane. I can honestly say in 10 years of being to NY - I have never been to Chelsea Market - but now that you know about it - it can't be missed! This is a whole block deep full of food vendors - bakeries, pizza, Italian food, Thai food, fruit markets, you name it.
Here is bread rising before baking at Amy's Bread.
I was particularly enamored with this shop - Milk Bar. Love the logo and the wall of old milk crates as decor...
old fashioned ice creams and fancy lattes - bring your Lactaid pills!
and lastly a stop at the fabulous 202 cafe - a bistro and Nicole Farhi store outside of the market (sorry no pics) - mostly fashion and some home decor - one of my favs in London too. Time to go home!