For those not familiar, Splendia is a leader in luxury and boutique hotel reservations with over 3,000 hand-picked hotels to offer. They’ve recently created a list of “Great Design Hotels“ and MySuites is proud to be listed on it!
Splendia describes MySuites as a “boutique aparthotel in New York City”. They’re offering 5 of our boutique lifestyle suites located in and around Greenwich Village. All suites are individually designed and decorated by local designers to complete this “stylish pied-a-terre“.
We’ve always had a special love for Australia. When MySuites was first launched, many of early guests were Australian. They shared their good times with us in NYC with their friends and family back home, which made a name for us down under. And on top of being a big part of our initial success, a large portion of our guests still come from Australia!
This makes us even more proud that we were chosen as the “Stay” in “Little Black Book: A Week in New York”, a mini travel guide for Manhattan that appeared on the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age Melbourne and several other top newspapers in Australia.
And to thank all our Australian fans who are taking the big flight over to visit New York, we’re offering you a special rate on our Boutique Suites (details below).
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
“Decor aside, this style of accommodation gives you the chance to live like a local rather than being boxed up in a hotel room. Having a lounge room and a kitchenette means you can get your fresh bagels and eat them in the comfort of your suite before embarking on the day’s adventures, or sprawl out and have a relaxing glass of vino before heading out for the evening.”
Simone, the Life & Style National Editor chose us as an unique alternative that some boring ol’ hotel :) and enjoyed our new LA East Suite. We appeared at the featured place to stay in NYC, alongside plenty of stylish recommendations for shopping, drinks, food and fun.
- For the full article “Little Black Book: A Week in New York” that’s perfect for both our Australian fans and anyone looking to visit NYC, view it on the Sydney Morning Herald.
- If you’re one of our beloved Australian fans, we’re offer special rates on our boutique suites for any of you who are planning the big flight over to NYC! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
- And if you’re a Australian blogger visiting NYC, we’d love to collaborate with you :) For details, please check out this post.
HomeAway celebrates its 10th birthday this year, as well as another year as one of the world’s leading vacation rental booking site. Of course we don’t want to miss out on their huge audience so we always have our suites listed with them. We’re always thankful for any guests who book through them, but especially flattered by those who give their time to write us a nice review after :) And we just want to share a few favorites with the rest of our guests!
“So chic, so Quiet, it’s a must stay!” – 5/5 Stars
“MySuites came highly recommended from a friend. We just booked one of our talents into the Bowery Suite for a month and after only 3 days she could not be happier with the space and the services. She does not want to leave! The space is exactly as advertised. It is very clean, the neighborhood is quiet. We could not be happier with the services. Mostly, the staff has been amazingly helpful in addressing all of our queries and making this stay as comfortable as possible!” - Jane C, June 2013
“Booking with MySuites made me a little nervous as you don’t get to talk to anyone and you pay a nonrefundable credit card payment early in the process. I need not have worried. The My Suites team were incredibly good at what they do. Athena met us at the XX Suite (a little early to accommodate us) and from our first meet she went out of her way to give us an exemplary service. We forgot to mention that we needed feather free beds (due to allergies) and Athena and her colleague immediately sorted this out with absolutely no fuss AND a smile!
The area, W28th aka Flowers St, authentic NYC for sure, might not be to everyones taste, it was however close to everything and we felt perfectly safe at every hour. The XX Suites was easy on the eye, spacey, a little bit worn, but clean and fresh. It fitted our family of 5 (including 2 teenage boys) very comfortably.
We loved our stay with My Suites and would definitely use them again.” - 5Bradleys, Dublin, July 2013.
“Fantastic Apartment in the West Village!!” – 5/5 Stars
“We weren’t sure what to expect having never tried anything other than hotels, and we couldn’t have been happier. The communication was great and going by the pictures we were excited. We couldn’t have been more surprised, when we arrived and the apartment was better than expected. The location is excellent with shops and restaurants literally around the corner and transportation, subways and taxis just 50 feet away. We brought our 6 year old and we had space enough to have guests over for dinner. Upon arrival, our host realized we needed an air mattress for our child and immediately went to pick it up for us. After hearing some negative stories about other sites, we were lucky to have found MySuites. The ease of walking to an apartment and being able to make dinner and come and go as you please trumps a hotel any day. I can’t stand waiting in line for elevators, not having a kitchen, and the problems with staying in a hotel and we didn’t have any of that with the LA Suite. We’ve already told our friends and we’ll definitely stay with MySuites again. Thanks for a great stay!” - Rob C, October 2013.
“Feeling like Carrie bradshaw” – 5/5 Stars
“After several visits to New York, I finally experienced the true Carrie Feeling.
“We spent an amazing week at the SALT Suite of MySuites last November / December and I cannot wait to spend another week there this May. It was the perfect retreat, warm and homey in the middle of West Village with its great bars, restaurants and shops. We loved being granted access to the Equinox Fitness fitness center, one of the most exclusive in the West Village.
Everything was perfect and whenever we had a question the MySuites Team gave us advice or came over to help. I am very excited to go back this May and am already counting the days!” - Cilly K, April 2013.
Recently we had Anna Rice, the travel and style blogger behind the Blonde Banana Blog, over for a little staycation in our new Plaza Suite! We love to have bloggers visit us so we can share their experience in our suites and their recommendations for our guests. We also know plenty of our guests and fans enjoy following travel and style bloggers, so we’ve got Anna back for a quick interview to share what she’s all about:
MySuites: Hi Anna, thanks for having a little staycation with us. First please introduce yourself and your blog.
Anna: Thank you for having me! My blog is called the Blonde Banana, and my main focus is stylish travel. I love to visit new destinations and find the coolest “off the beaten path” restaurants, bars, shops and neighborhoods. The main difference between myself and many other travel bloggers is that I actually have a full time job. So you’ll find a lot of short vacation ideas, weekend getaways, and local New York-based tips on my site.
MySuites: Plenty of us are dreaming of travelling somewhere a little warmer right about now. With you in NYC I’m sure you feel the same. Have any recent sunny destinations you’d visited recently or would recommend?
Anna: I went to Marrakech, Morocco for New Year’s and the weather was great. During our winter is the perfect time to go there – it’s sunny and about 75 degrees during the day, and cool enough to wear a leather jacket at night. I’m not a big beach person so this was the perfect winter escape for me. The shopping there is incredible, I basically redecorated my entire apartment from things I found in the souks.
MySuites: Do you have any upcoming trips planned you can share?
Anna: Next month I’ll be going to Denmark and Norway. I’ve never been to Scandinavia before so I’m very excited!
MySuites: Since you also like to blog about style and fashion, do you have a favourite piece of clothing or have something on your shopping list to survive the cold winter we’re having?
Anna: I have an amazing puffer coat from a Canadian outerwear company called LaMarque. It’s warm but not too bulky so I don’t look like a shapeless blob. Hats are also essential! I bought a bunch of handmade wool hats from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco the first time I went, and everyone always asks me where I got them. When I went back for a second time, I had to buy about 10 hats for my friends who requested them!
MySuites: You’re also part of a PR agency, can you share a bit about your work?
Anna: Of course! I work in fashion public relations and handle media relations, marketing and blogger outreach for a number of fashion brands. I’m always crazy busy at work because there’s something new to work on every day – I love it.
MySuites: You had the chance to try out our new Plaza Suite in Midtown, what was a favorite part of the suite or of the experience staying in it?
Anna: I really loved the vanity mirror in the bedroom (I posted a photo to my Instagram). It was the perfect place to get ready for the day or night. The location of the suite was also super convenient to taxis and all the subway lines so I could get anywhere in a snap.
MySuites: For our visiting guests new to the Plaza Suite’s neighborhood, how would you describe it to them?
Anna: The Plaza Suite is located in Midtown, which gets a bad reputation from jaded New Yorkers but for visitors it’s actually quite convenient. You have the endless assortment of restaurants in Hell’s Kitchen just a few minutes walk away, the Broadway theaters are within steps, and Times Square is right there so you can catch practically all the subway lines. It’s also just a short walk from Central Park, which everyone loves no matter how long they’ve been here! There are also plenty of 24-hour drugstores, restaurants, etc. in the blocks around the Plaza Suite so if you like to stay out late, this area is for you.
MySuites: Thanks for your time with us Anna and enjoy your trip to Scandinavia!
Make sure to check out her full post on her stay in the Plaza Suite at BlondeBananaBlog.com.
And check out our new Plaza Suite.
The Plaza Suite is the newest addition to the MySuites collection of boutique suites. This luxury apartment is our first right in Midtown, making it a departure from our usual neighborhoods. While all our suites give easy access around Manhattan, now we have a high-end option for anyone wanting to steps from tourist hotspots like Central Park, Times Square, Broadway and the Theater District. International landmarks like the MoMA, Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall are only a block away from our prime location. It’s also a great apartment and location for any business travellers looking for a stylish alternative to the standard corporate extended stay or executive rental suite in NYC.
You’ll be greeted by a doorman as you arrive at the new Plaza Suite. Up on the 15th floor you’ll find a lux 2-bedroom apartment with a fully equipped kitchen and living room. The interior design is by our MySuites&Co team and leans towards a slick speakeasy-era NYC feel. Highlights include vinyl and photographs of New York music icons decorating the walls and a mix of vintage furniture and Philippe Starck chairs. Two separate rooms include TVs with cable and sleep two adults each, making this suite also perfect for two couples or if you’re travelling with kids. The building gives access to a landscaped roof deck, fitness and laundry services.
Like with all our suites, we’re happy to offer services to match a boutique hotel or make you feel right at home. With an available concierge, driver service, room service, grocery delivery, ensuite chef and more. For more info on how you can enhance your stay with us, click here.
This and all MySuites boutique suites are projects of MySuitesandCo.
For more details, please view our listing for The Plaza Suite.
For booking inquires or questions, please Contact Us.
FlipKey from Tripadvisor is a great vacation rental booking site that our guests and also our staff use (if we’re trying to escape the crazy winter we’ve been having!). We’re of course happy to include our boutique suites on FlipKey to connect with travellers searching for something a little different for their NYC vacation. And we’re very flattered to have so many guests leave kind reviews of their stay with us, so we just want to share a few recent favorites with you :)
“In Love With Gramercy Location!” – 5/5 Stars
“My husband and I are New Yorkers, both working in fashion in the UES. We were between leases so we gave MySuites a try till we got settled. At check-in, we found athena to be very pleasant and more than helpful! She made it easy for us to get settled in, comfortable, and took time to make sure all of our questions were answered.
You might say we were a bit taken with all the information provided to us by the “In The Hood” guided tour they sent us and information posted in our suite. It was a nice touch to have and we really put it to use! We loved stopping into Molly’s pub, but our favorite was the bar Jamon by Casa Mono!
We had an amazing time, in our comfortable and extremely stylish accommodation called the Butter Suite! It almost has that Scandinavian wood spa feel with its’ cozy chic interiors, romantic sleeping area that provided the perfect movie night, and comfortable living space that our company truly enjoyed as well! Thank you for everything! You guys rock!” – NYC Staycation, NYC/UES, October 2013
“Hanging with New York’s ‘beautiful people’“ – 5/5 Stars
“My 16 year old daughter and I have just returned from 10 wonderful days in New York. We had originally booked The Christopher Suites. There had been some issues with the heating the weekend before our arrival so we were moved to The Deluxe Standard Suite [part of the Meatpacking Suites Collection]. We were initially disappointed when we received an email notifying us of the move – we needn’t have worried. Our new abode was everything we could have wanted.
The position was fabulous – The Meatpacking District is where you want to be if you like good food, great shops and hanging with ‘the beautiful people’. Sylivo, our relations manager, made sure we had everything we needed and he was always available at the end of the phone. He even dropped us in some of the most delicious cakes we have ever eaten.” - Jane O, Sydney, December 2013
“Gem in the heart of the West Village” – 4/5 Stars
“We absolutely loved staying in the Hamilton Suite [part of the Christopher Suites Collection]. From the moment we arrived, Silvio helped us with all our needs and the cute, minimalist, all white apartment became our home away from home in New York. The apartment’s finishes are very charming and reminded us of staying in an apartment in Paris. Walk out the door and you are steps away from hundreds of cafes, restaurants, and bars. We would love to stay here again!” - Ali, Vancouver, January 2014
“Charming!” – 5/5 Stars
“It was perfect for me! It made me feel like home ! Cozy with great decor! I loved the location and the ambiance… Everything went pretty smoothly from the check in to a guide on what to do around the area! Super friendly!” [stayed in the LA East Suite] - Lucas, Miami, January 2014
“Funky apartment close to major attractions” – 4/5 Stars
“Met at the apartment by a friendly, attentive manager. The Pop Loft suite [part of the NoMad Suites Collection] is at the back of the building and quiet for NYC! It is clean and basic and has everything you need – can even cook a full meal if you wish, especially with Whole Foods market close by. It is just a walk to the Empire State Building and major shopping district and within easy reach of much that you want to do in NYC.” - Linda Scott, Sydney, December 2013
“Gorgeous Stay!!!” – 5/5 Stars
“Stayed only for 1 nite, but did not want to leave!! Took the opportunity to surprise my boyfriend with a birthday party! Location was convenient to get to. Great for entertaining several groups! Was very clean and ready as soon as we arrived. Great ambiance, lighting, and and comfortable temperature. Wonderful nite was had by all! We slept like babies in the comfortable king size bed. Would highly recommend and I hope to be back soon!!” [stayed in the Bowery Suite] - James N, Queens, November 2013
Are you or someone you know looking for an internship in NYC? Cause the MySuites team is looking for interns! If you’re familiar with MySuites Boutique Suites and the MySuites&Co Design Studio, you already know how much fun it’s gonna be. In case you don’t, let me fill you in on what we’re all about:
We are a hospitality service who manages boutique suites around NYC as vacation rentals. We are also designers, as we design our own suites and also work on a range of design projects, from interior design, graphic design, visual branding and more.
We’re a small team that works collaboratively with other designers and artists. And with our specialized hospitality service, we’re also very personal with our suite guests. So we feel more like a family and our clients, collaborators and guests are our friends :)
For our interns, we want you to join our family and learn about our lives in hospitality and design, as well as experience our relationships with our friends, whether they’re guests staying in our suites, clients of our design services or designers we’re working with.
We’re looking for interns that have an understanding of and interest in:
- Social Media
- Public Relations
As an intern, you’ll help us and learn about this wide array of topics. This will include dealing with guests, clients and people we are working with. Observing and helping with our design projects, social media, blogging and photography. You will also be helping with organizing and managing projects, such as photoshoots and creating blog content.
So you’ll get to experience the range of activities involved with both a boutique design studio and a hospitality management company, online and in and out of a studio.
If this sounds like fun or you’d like to learn more, please email Diana@MySuitesandCo.com today!
For MySuites, photography has always been a core part of who we are. It’s a necessity to our boutique suites and our projects as the MySuites&Co design studio. But its also more personal, documenting our team, our friends, our guests and our fun. And as we look back through our instagram accounts, we see there isn’t really a line between our work, play, friends and guests. Which is why we love being a part of MySuites and love the opportunity to share it with your all through Instagram :)
If you’ve taken a shot of your stay with us in our suites, been a part of one of our MySuites&Co projects or just something fun or unique around NYC we’d love to see it, so please make sure to use the hashtag #MySuites so we can find it!
If you’re looking to stay in Manhattan for New York Fashion Week or anytime in February, we’re offering discounted rates. We’re offering 25% off if you sleep with us for 5 days or more, perfect for Fashion Week! With our suites, you’ll be in a prime location for all the parties, along with great food, bars, clubs and shopping.
With our suites you get the advantages of home, with living rooms and kitchens to lounge around or entertain a few guests. Also we have irons and boards to crisp up your outfit before a night out. If you don’t feel like using the kitchen for anything other than mixing drinks, we can arrange room service, grocery delivery or a private chef. Also if you don’t want to deal with a taxi with your busy fashion week schedule, let us set you up with a driver. And if you have any special requests, need recommendations or are just too hung over from last night’s party to figure anything out, just make arrangements with our Concierge Service.
And with February a short one, we’re extending our special offer through the whole month. So for bookings and more details, please Contact Us asap!
FashionXDesign is our latest joint project between MySuites&Co and photographer Ricky Cohete, which represents a fusion of fashion and interior design. We’re setting up a series of fashion shoots to showcase local fashion designers and models, set in tune to our interior design.
Each shoot is taking place around Manhattan in our boutique suites with different designers and themes and Cohete behind the camera. We love our city and the great design and art culture it’s home to, so this project is our way to bring local talent together and share it with the world!
We’d also love to hear your thoughts on this project. And if you’re a fashion designer or model and are interested in getting involved, please email Dia at email@example.com.
This is just a first in several fashion and design projects from MySuites&Co, so look out for the hashtags #FashionXDesign, #MySuites and #RickyCohete.
We’re proud to have so many great MySuites reviews on Tripadvisor so we just want to thank our kind guests and share a few with you. We currently have six vacation rental listings up, with our lowest average rating still 4/5!
“Just Right” 5/5
“My Suites and Sylvio were fantastic… easy to work with, no issues whatsoever. I stayed in the Christopher Suites. The apt met my expectations. Clean, well organized, all the necessary amenities. It was very nice for one or two people. We were two and stayed five nights. The neighborhood is great… lots of shops, restaurants, bars, music.. A gourmet market across the street… A subway station on the corner. The only negative was the music from a bar a few doors down could be heard late on Friday and Saturday night, but not loud… mostly just bass noise. Otherwise the apt was surprisingly quiet. I plan to rent from them again.” -Lovethecroc, CA, December 2013
“Great Location!” 5/5
“This loft was absolutely perfect for my birthday girls trip! There were 5 of us and we fit just perfectly in this very stylish loft [NoMad Suites]! Chelsea is such a beautiful area and perfect walking distance to just about everything! Would definately stay here again!” -Amy C, Texas, October 2013
“I stopped at the Standard deluxe suite by Mysuites at the Meatpacking district. The standard deluxe is a loft type of suite. I was in awe when I saw it. It’s simple yet very edgy and fashion-forward. The place is neat. I liked the idea of climbing up the stairs to get to your bed. This is because I’m athletic and active. For those who doesn’t like the climb, don’t worry, there’s a twin bed on the first floor. I felt like I was home because the amenities were complete. There’s TV, cable, wifi, fridge, microwave, oven, dishwasher, blow dryer, iron — yes and an iron board. For those of you who would like to stay in and cook for some nights, you can! It has a kitchen which has everything you need to make a full set meal. For those who are a little fussy when it comes to the bathroom, i have good news. It’s clean and white with a tub made out of Carrara marble.
Moreover, I loved how strategic the location was. The meatpacking district is where the nice restaurants, lounges, bars and clubs may be found. These are the the must-sees for tourists like me. It’s a quick 5 minute walk to 9th ave where most of the happening is. I got to go to Soho House, dined at Manon at 14th Street, Pastis at 9th ave. and Revel found in 12th Street. I got to experience the best roof deck experience at Gansevoort Hotel, Ph-d at Dream Hotel in 16th Street and of course, Standard Hotel. To complete my night-out, I partied in Cielo on 12th Street and Le Bain at the Standard Hotel. There’s also the Chelsea Market on 9th ave for those who wish to try out fresh catch and extra ordinary food. Again, thanks to MySuites for 3 amazing stays at their suites!” -MissALEJAR, Philippines, November, 2013
“Great launching pad” 4/5
“We do holiday rentals regularly all over the world. We found the service with Mysuites to be the best we have experienced. From the reservation process, checkin and follow up during our stay was all very professional with quick responses to emails and questions. Perfect location [Nolita Suites] with so many good restaurants within minutes walk. We will be back. Simon, Jodie & Santino.” -A Flipkey verified reviewer, Cayman Islands, November, 2013.
“Such a beautiful home design! Perfect if you are tired of hotels and want to feel yourself at home. Ideal bed and shower – the most important things in hotel. Very fresh and clean suite [Butter Suite]. Got some ideas for my home from them ;)
Great location! Deli, liquor, nails salon, dry-cleaners – everything around. 15 minutes by walk to Union Square. Better than the regular hotel. Want to try all of the MySuites!” -A Flipkey verified reviewer, Barcelona, December 2013
Hope our guests helped sweet talk you into sleeping with us :) Please check out all our reviews on Tripadvisor if you need more convincing or if you want more info on booking a suite, please Contact Us.
The NoMad District
NoMad is New York City’s youngest district (With the name appearing first around 1999) and has become one of the most exciting in recent years. With Chelsea on its west border and Flatiron District on it’s south, this central location has seen plenty of growth through the last decade, putting it on locals’ and visitors’ radars. The neighborhood has kept its low-key appeal, but now with a mix of high-end.
Today, its also a growing hub for creatives of all kinds, from modern architecture and interior design firms, to visual artists and boutique fashion designers. For cuisine, you can find yourself grabbing a sandwich a the new Melt Shop location to sitting down for an all-night tasting menu on the NoMad Hotel Rooftop with chefs Will Guidara and Daniel Humm. So if you’re hungry it doesn’t matter if you want something casual or gourmet, you’ll be in foodie heaven either way. The expanding appeal of the area has brought in a selection of boutique hotels to accommodate the increasing visitors , with the famed Ace Hotel already a modern landmark.
Crossing NoMad – The Concept
Our mission is to capture this special period of time in this fast-changing neighborhood and its inhabitants to share their visual story. Our MySuites&Co Design Collective has teamed up with fashion photographer Ricky Cohete who shares our passion for the inspiring and high-energy NoMad District. We will be sharing our photography through our blog, Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram, though the hashtag #CrossingNoMad.
Please connect with us to keep up to date with #CrossingNoMad:
If you use Tumblr, you can follow the project at CrossingNoMad.tumblr.com.
Contribute to Crossing NoMad
If you have suggestions, press inquires or would like to contribute to our Crossing NoMad project (either as a photographer, blogger, model or a location, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With hospitality our specialty, we’re naturally always looking for meet new friends who live in or visit New York City and our home turf in the NoMad District. We love our local culture, with plenty of restaurants, bars, cafes, galleries, boutiques, markets and hotels in our area to showcase it. We also love travel, art, fashion, architecture and interior and graphic design (Did we mention long walks on the beach?).
So we’re just putting it out there to any bloggers, editors, designers, photographers or just creative minds living or visiting our area, we want to get together, enjoy the neighborhood, share our common interests and have a little fun . And if we hit it off, maybe we’ll have you spend the night night with us:)
OK flirting aside, we just want to connect with like-minded people to share each other’s story, interest and work, along with the vibrant universe that’s contained on Manhattan island. You can check out a list of blog posts from bloggers who love us, as well as some nice press mentions of MySuites in top magazines from around the world. Also check out some posts we did featuring our blogger guests.
So if you’re interested in visiting our boutique suites while in NYC and collaborating with us through blogging, photography, videography or any creative fun way we can cook up, let us know! Just email email@example.com and he’ll set you up on a date with us. And if you know anyone who’d be interested, please be our Cupid and share this post with them :)
While New York City may look beautiful under a coat of fresh snow, it’s more than a bit chilly. If you’re looking to stay in Manhattan this winter, don’t forget MySuites offers the amenities of a boutique hotel, but with the comfort and convenience of a condo that let you avoid the snowy weather.
We have living rooms to get cozy with your special someone on the couch and watch a little TV. We full kitchens to let you have some fun cooking at home or order delivery and enjoy it around a real table. We also offer a concierge-at-Home Service that will arrange for room service, grocery delivery or a private chef. Our concierge will also set you up with a driver, reservations for shows and restaurants and recommendations for indoor activities. And unless you brought your snow boots for a jog around Central Park, we offer a pass to Equinox Gym & Spa.
If that doesn’t entice you to warm up with us, we’re offering a free night stay if you book five nights with one of our boutique suites! That way you can take it easy with an extra day to relax and avoid rushing out the door for your trip back home ) Offer is valid on dates until February 28, 2104. For more details and booking, please Contact Us.
|Saturday, November 2, marked the third fall Brooklyn VintageCrawl. Leave it to the NYC subways to always provide entertainment! Our first stop was Antoinette on Grand St where we met the darling owner, Lexi, who offered us free wine while we browsed through an impressive collection of vintage clothing, shoes, and trinkets. We couldn’t resist the taco truck outside, either. No disappointments there.Just our luck! Lexi is good friends with Kathryn Irby, cofounder of the Vintage Crawl, who was hanging out in Antoinette. She’s a total Brooklyn chick- has lived in BK for almost ten years now. She started the crawl to help out some of her friends who owned small Brooklyn businesses and couldn’t afford PR. It was a great way to get people to come out for hot deals on unique gems found in these vintage shops. She’s had a tremendous response since 2011, and the Vintage Crawl has been happening twice-annually ever since.After chatting with Kathryn, we stopped into Skinny Dennis, the best little Williamsburg honkey tonk, for a tall hard apple cider. This dive bar makes you feel like you just catapulted back in time- like you’re hanging with Willie Nelson and Lana Del Rey out in the desert somewhere. The Pine Barons‘ “Psych-folk-harmonious-americana-rock and roll” is such a unique sound, you have to hear it for yourself. The lead singer’s voice is deep and soothing, reminiscent of Jonny Cash. The rare 1960s Western decor and homey environment could’ve kept us for a few more ciders but we had to get going to the next shop.
Malin Landaeus wants her shop to feel like a good friend’s closet. She succeeds in her vision; the store is very homey with tons of items to sift through. Her special for the vintage crawlers was a collection silk blouses that were dyed with pastel paint. The effect was stunning. Beautiful jewelry and boots are to be found here. Also, stop in for vegan baked goods and tea most Sundays starting at 4pm, and have a chat with Malin.
Next, we stumbled into a hidden art gallery in the back of About Glamour. The pleasant surprises and cultural diversity of Williamsburg are incredible. On our way to the next shop, the sun was setting, and we enjoyed an irish guitarist on the corner of Bedford Avenue.
|Cozy up during this cool November weather with even cooler rates in some of our most beautiful suites in the city. Now through Thanksgiving, we are offering 25% off stays in the The Standard Deluxe, Butter, Hamilton, and Black Spade suites.|
|Don’t miss out on the special offer. Use promo code NOVEMBER2013 when booking your reservation!|
|October in New York is the perfect time to roam the avenues in search of inspiration. Our social media assistants, Stephanie and Erin, were exploring the Flatiron District to get some cool photos. They stumbled into the Ace Hotel Lobby, a great place to catch an afternoon latte and chat, study, or take a silly picture in the vintage photo booth.|
|We could spend hours exploring the flower and jewelry districts, just steps from our Mini Suite, Pop Loft, and Xx Suite.We never fail to find unique vintage furniture or cool knick-knacks at the antique shops on W. 25th St. We love receiving comments and feedback on our suites via our social media platforms! It helps us to continue to deliver the chic interiors and inspirational posts you love!|
|Let your old stuff do good stuff is the motto at this trendy shop. If you’re in the mood to do a little thrifting you might want to take a journey to The Vintage Thrift Shop, a unique store with all types of fun items on the Lower East Side. Open every day of the week, there’s no say to what might catch your eye, from vintage sofas, to classic type-writers, to 1960’s clothes, the shop is full of artwork and items from all walks of life. Proceeds benefit the united jewish council so while you’re picking up a little piece of New York you also can pat yourself on the back for contributing to a worthy charity.|
|Visit for a unique vintage little gadget or trade in something you own!|
|| 286 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010||
|During my last trip to New York, before I move to the city, I decided to spend a night in the Nolita district. The Bowery Suite is the perfect location for a fun stay in this hip area of downtown. This beautiful suite is very close to several great design shops, restaurants and bars. My day started with a massage and other relaxing at the Great Jones spa. The spa has an amazing water lounge with pools, saunas, steam rooms and also a 3-story waterfall. After that, it was time to check out some design stores in the neighborhood. First I went to Future Perfect which has really unique contemporary furniture. I am deeply in love with the knotty bubbles chandelier. Its style is both rustic and modern….just a unique lighting piece. After I stepped into Environment, another modern furniture store just around the block that has beautiful design pieces made with sustainable unfinished wood. Moreover, if you need some creative inspiration you must check out Partners & Spade. This shop opens only on weekends and features a hodgepodge of found objects, sculpture, framed artwork and design books. If you are short of gift ideas, this is the right place for you! After a whole day walking around the city finally it was time to have the perfect meal! I headed over to, a super cute Italian restaurant at the Bowery Hotel. This hot spot is always very crowded so we left our name on the wait list and we decided to go to Hecho, in Dumbo, for some authentic Mexican appetizers. We tried the Tostada de Aguachile and the Queso Fundido de Huitlacoche and they were both delicious. If you don’t want to go to Dumbo you could also wait and have a drink at the Lobby Bar in the Bowery Hotel. After a quick bite of mexican culture we went back to Gemma’s for our dinner. This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the good cuisine with friends on the outdoor patio of the restaurant. The Fritto Misto is excellent and I definitely recommend to try it. There are lots of nightlife spots in the Nolita district so going from one place to one another just takes a short walk, which is great especially if you are wearing high heels! So after dinner we went to Wise Men, a hip and cozy bar with well-crafted specialty cocktails. My favorite is the Classic French. The next stop was Bathtub and Gin. This swanky spot serves pre-prohibition era cocktails and it is hidden behind a door of the Stone Street Coffee Company. There is a real bathtub too! Our night ended at Kings Cross, an unmarked underground speakeasy. Just look for a big clock and a steep stairway on the exterior of the building to find this basement hideaway. This magic spot has a laid back vibe and is ideal to grab a drink any day of the week. Finally it was time to head back to the Bowery Suite to get my beauty rest.|
|Stephanie is a designer living and working in NYC, www.silveradesign.com|
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