Yesterday we arrived back in the bustling city to finish our Spring 2015 appointments. We were thrilled to be staying at the uber cool Empire Hotel. The hotel opened in 1923 and still has the original iconic sign. The design and décor of the Empire Hotel is very eclectic with a neutral palette of coffee, cream and caramel. The decor is a mix of modern and vintage and is accented by hand-crafted metalwork such as hammered bronze, brass and copper. All furnishings and fittings were custom designed for the Empire Hotel, making it truly one of a kind. We are sure this hotel rings a bell with all you Gossip Girl fans out there!
The Empire Hotel also has an amazing roof top bar that features awesome views of the city and the Lincoln Center. All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed staying here and will definitely do so again in the future!
Our first appointment of the day was with a potential new designer for Mosaic. The Alexander Wang showroom displayed a very modern and edgy feel which was a great backdrop for his unique clothing.
Next, we switched things up and headed to the bright and cheery Diane von Furstenberg showroom. Her Spring 2015 collection included some of her classic staples as well as many new silhouettes and prints.
Our sweet DVF rep recommended that we go right around the corner and try out Rocky’s Restaurant for authentic New York style pizza. We never turn down a chance to have great food, much less awesome pizza! Rocky’s did not disappoint and their selection was extraordinary! We had a hard time narrowing down our choice to one slice.
After lunch, we headed to a much anticipated appointment at Lela Rose. She is originally from Dallas, TX and her feminine clothing shows off her southern roots. Her attention to detail is mind boggling and her fabrics are breath taking! Here are our favorites from her Spring 2015 collection.
Hatch showroom was our next stop. They house several current lines carried at Mosaic including Giles & Brother and Rachel Pally. Little did we know, we would be introduced to an amazing new jewelry line made in NYC! Auden is the perfect mix of industrial and feminine. We are already counting down the days until it arrives at Mosaic!
At this point in the day we found ourselves famished and in need of a great cocktail. Luckily, Isola at the Mondrian Soho was right across the street. This restaurant is gorgeous!! The beautiful chandeliers, glass ceiling and lush greenery create quite an elegant atmosphere.
The Mondrian Bellini and the Antipasta plate hit the spot. The cocktail consisted of Prosecco, white peach and raspberries! The antipasta plate included various meats and cheeses.
Our last appointment was viewing Jerome Dreyfuss! We can’t think of a better way to end the day than viewing a fabulous shoe and handbag collection. Dreyfuss is the husband of the very talented Isabel Marant. What an amazingly talented couple?!? Each of his handbags have male names because he states, “Every woman deserves to have a french man on her arm.” His bags and shoes are enough to make any girl swoon!!
Stay tuned to hear about all of the other great lines we saw on our trip!!