Tuesday, 20 December 2011

A slice of New York in London...

Christmas and New York usually go together for me, but having spent Christmas there last year and a visit in May, even I couldn't justify to the bank manager another trip in December! ....
Last week, with a much needed day off, myself & C embarked on NY day in London ( well if T cant go to New York, then bring NY to T!)
Day started at the beautiful Somerset House.. where residing for the festive season is the Tiffany ice rink, gorgeous and very reminisce of the Rockefeller centre... the tree is beautiful and is decorated to compliment
the Tiffany windows story book.

Due to having just come off crutches, I didn't tempt fate and ice skate, but it was great fun watching from the sidelines in the comfort of the Skate Lounge, where we drunk hot chocolate and munched mince pies, courtesy of Tom Aitkens.

After a browse round the Tiffany sweet shop, which is a Tiffany blue box shop filled with Tiffany treats & sweets, we headed over to Covent garden. Destination of choice in CG was the colourful Kate Spade. I always visit Kate Spade when in NY and was very excited to see that they had recently opened a store in Covent garden. Fell in love with too many handbags... and my wish list for Santa is growing!

After a peruse through the market looking at the huge baubles (just like those at Radio City) we stopped off at the American Bar in the Savoy for a drink and gossip. It was great to just sit and relax in beautiful surroundings. The Savoy is one of my favourite hotels in London oozing glamour and style, and is stunning since its refurbishment the Christmas trees are elegantly understated and smell divine.

Refreshed and revived we strolled down The Strand towards the Coliseum for an evening at the ballet. Prior to the ballet food was required, as after much walking we were a little hungry!... just around the corner to the Coliseum is a Byrons... (probably the closest to Shake Shack).. love Byrons, designed to suit the ambiance of the area, great food and friendly service... loved that instead of mints presented with the bill we got Christmas clementines!... fantastic.

Fed and refreshed we headed to the Coliseum, where we spent a magical evening watching "The Nutcracker" the perfect ballet for Christmas, performed by the English National Ballet it was breathtaking and stunning.
Scenery and venue stunning, complimenting a stunning performance....

my little slice of New York in London.... perfect x

2 comments:

Archies Mum said...

Teresa you don't half find lovely places to shop and browse. Your photos certainly don't look like London. I do like a bit of ballet, haven't been tho' in years. Hope you are better after spending time on crutches (nothing too serious I hope). I look forward to spending 2012 reading about more of your amazing escapades and especially your book reviews. Keep up the good blogging and have a happy and healthy 2012 luv Yola x

Amanda said...

Gorgeous, thanks for sharing.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

A slice of New York in London...

Christmas and New York usually go together for me, but having spent Christmas there last year and a visit in May, even I couldn't justify to the bank manager another trip in December! ....
Last week, with a much needed day off, myself & C embarked on NY day in London ( well if T cant go to New York, then bring NY to T!)
Day started at the beautiful Somerset House.. where residing for the festive season is the Tiffany ice rink, gorgeous and very reminisce of the Rockefeller centre... the tree is beautiful and is decorated to compliment
the Tiffany windows story book.

Due to having just come off crutches, I didn't tempt fate and ice skate, but it was great fun watching from the sidelines in the comfort of the Skate Lounge, where we drunk hot chocolate and munched mince pies, courtesy of Tom Aitkens.

After a browse round the Tiffany sweet shop, which is a Tiffany blue box shop filled with Tiffany treats & sweets, we headed over to Covent garden. Destination of choice in CG was the colourful Kate Spade. I always visit Kate Spade when in NY and was very excited to see that they had recently opened a store in Covent garden. Fell in love with too many handbags... and my wish list for Santa is growing!

After a peruse through the market looking at the huge baubles (just like those at Radio City) we stopped off at the American Bar in the Savoy for a drink and gossip. It was great to just sit and relax in beautiful surroundings. The Savoy is one of my favourite hotels in London oozing glamour and style, and is stunning since its refurbishment the Christmas trees are elegantly understated and smell divine.

Refreshed and revived we strolled down The Strand towards the Coliseum for an evening at the ballet. Prior to the ballet food was required, as after much walking we were a little hungry!... just around the corner to the Coliseum is a Byrons... (probably the closest to Shake Shack).. love Byrons, designed to suit the ambiance of the area, great food and friendly service... loved that instead of mints presented with the bill we got Christmas clementines!... fantastic.

Fed and refreshed we headed to the Coliseum, where we spent a magical evening watching "The Nutcracker" the perfect ballet for Christmas, performed by the English National Ballet it was breathtaking and stunning.
Scenery and venue stunning, complimenting a stunning performance....

my little slice of New York in London.... perfect x

2 comments:

Archies Mum said...

Teresa you don't half find lovely places to shop and browse. Your photos certainly don't look like London. I do like a bit of ballet, haven't been tho' in years. Hope you are better after spending time on crutches (nothing too serious I hope). I look forward to spending 2012 reading about more of your amazing escapades and especially your book reviews. Keep up the good blogging and have a happy and healthy 2012 luv Yola x

Amanda said...

Gorgeous, thanks for sharing.