A Pinch Me Moment: NYC and DVF

I jetted up to NYC over President’s Day weekend to get a little “girl” time (it was GREAT!) and had one of those “pinch me” moments on Sunday night.  Amy and I were wandering in the Meat Packing district (isn’t that what everyone does when they visit NYC??) as it got dark.  This was a new zone for me, so i was taking in all the brick streets and old warehouses turned hip restaurants and bars.  She wanted to show me the High Line, a new greenspace created using the abandoned elevated train tracks that run along the Hudson River.  First of all the view from basically two stories up (outdoors) is amazing!!  You can see New Jersey across the river on one side and Manhatten on the other.  I had to stop and snap this photo…

I don’t fancy myself a photographer, but I gotta say, this is an awesome shot!!  The Empire State Building lit up in red, white, and blue for President’s Day… cool.  But wait!!  What’s that in the left foreground?  The logo for Diane Von Furstenberg emblazoned on the side of that building!  And that cool glass faceted dome on top of the building… Where have I seen that before??

Ah, yes!!  My March issue of Architectural Digest!  A lovely article about her glass penthouse that sits above her boutique and offices in the Meat Packing District…
Think you could be inspired working with these views and this lush interior?
She is so iconic in American culture and has a true philanthropist’s heart, committed to reviving the Meat Packing district and carving out greenspace with a historical preservationist bent.   Just to be in close proximity to her works was inspiring!
You can read all about her involvement with the High Line project and her luxe living quarters in the March Architectural Digest (this is a great issue full of Celebrities at Home features) or view and read excerpts online HERE.  Explore the High Line online HERE.  Or if you get to the City, check it out in person!!  It’s incredible.
As was my entire Girlie weekend getaway… this was just one of the high lights. 🙂  Try not to hate me…


  1. What a cool brush with fame! A girls weekend in NY sounds fab…maybe someday!

  2. Stopping by to say hi from the power bloggers tribe! New follower by GFC and Linky Tools – happy to have found you!

  3. Hello!!! My name is Jaime and I am SOOOO jealous! I know that is not a good way to introduce myself butttt I have to! It looks like you had an AMAZING girls weekend!!!! I would LOVE to go on one just like that!!!!! Anyways I am new to the power blogger group and I am having a blast going around and getting to know everyone today!! I am so happy to be here and I am for sure a new follwer! Can’t wait to get to know you better!!!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  4. So happy to have found you, I’m now following in as many ways as I can:) Good for you for having a girl’s weekend, totally jealous.

  5. SOOO exciting & so lovely for you. sounds like you had a delightful time with such amazing company!!!

  6. Hey Fellow power blogger buddy! I love NYC and all things about that city. That was my last girls trip back in October and can’t wait to go back.

  7. How fun! A weekend in New York … I haven’t been back there for awhile now!



  8. I love NYC! And, that is a great picture! How lucky is DVF to have THAT space?? Good for her!

    I’m coming by to meet you from the power bloggers group! I’m following via linky and gfc!!

  9. WOW! What a great experience, DVF is so inspirational…now I want a girls weekend in NYC, too. 🙂

  10. Love the High Line and I saw DVF’s apartment in AD too – it’s amazing! Glad you had a fun girls weekend – next time let me know and I’ll meet you in the city!

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