Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My Beloved...and your help!

I'm reposting my all-time favorite kitchen today along with a plea for your help! First things first, I fell in love with this kitchen by architectural designer Peter Napolitano and interior designer Thomas Britt back in April of last year, and have yet to spot another kitchen to replace it's #1 status. (ok, maybe this one by Jane Coslick...but that's in my vacation home...) This Greenwich Village kitchen is simply incredible...you must check out the before-and-afters over at Architectural Digest. Those windows...I would die. I seriously would.

Now your help! I'm actually visiting New York next week. I've spent very little time there, so I really would love to hear your advice/recommendations on what to see, where to go and what to stay away from! I will be spending 3 days on Long Island with a car, then 3 days in Manhattan without one. Anything you'd be willing to share, I'll eat up and be so thankful for! If you don't want to leave a comment, feel free to send me at email at erin@houseofturquoise.com. THANK YOU! :)

42 comments:

Natalie said...

Tate's Bakeshop in Southampton. I haven't been but LOVE their cookies! http://tatesbakeshop.com/store/page.asp?id=Inside

pk said...

How fun that you're going to New York! Unfortunately I've never been there, so I can't give you any tips. Hope you'll share the highlights when you get back for those of us that are stuck in Minnesota :-). Have a great trip!

pk @ Room Remix

Maya said...

This kitchen is absolutely stunning indeed! I haven't been in Manhattan for way too long..., and if I had 3 days, I'd put on good shoes and walk and walk..., up 5th avenue for sure, then on the Highlane, an awesome park/walkway along the Hudson on the west side, I guess it starts somewhere in SOHO, Pam from GardenDesigns + more posted about it HERE, and while walking around, I'd hope to hit some great coffee shops (have a New York Bagel), some cool stores, and galleries. Oh, and of course I'd be strolling through Greenwich Village too, after all that's were I spent many months living with a friend!
Have a great trip!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Umm you can come visit me!!!!!! Where are you going to be on LI?

Kristina said...

Do Central Park. It's amazing, especially the mall, Bethesday fountain, and the bramble. Those are my favorite parts.
Eat at Grimaldi's Pizzera in Brookyln just south of the bridge. It's worth the wait.
Do SOHO! LOVE Soho.

Amanda said...

Oh, I'm so jealous! My co-worker is actually just coming back from New York today! Everyone's going but me :( I love it there! If you love art and design I must recommend that you go see the Plaza Hotel and if you can, the Guggenheim and/or the Met, although you could easily spend a whole day in the Met lol. And Central Park is an experience in and of itself. I agree with Maya, walking around Manhattan is half the experience and definitely walk down 5th ave. Oh, and I don't know if you like hot dogs, but again, it's a New York experience.
Have a great time and I'll keep my eyes out for another kitchen!

Jessica said...

Of course as a lover of all things torqouise - You MUST go to Tiffany's the inventer of the "Little Blue Box". Everyone knows when you see that tourqoise box with a white ribbon wrapped around it... there is definitely something special inside. I believe it is on Fifth Ave.

Have fun and good luck!

Jessica :)

Jessica said...

Here's the site for Tiffany's

http://www.tiffany.com/?siteid=1

Cindy said...

Grays Papaya - Upper west side - best hot dog in town

ale said...

hola erin!! l loveeeee that windows!!!!!lots of light...fantastic colour!!!!
l haven't been in NY...SO I CANT HELP YOU...but l am sure that your trip will be beautifull!!!!...un beso grandeeeeee!!!

Anne said...

Ooohh...New York. Aren't we fancy?!? That sounds so fun. I've never been there so I'd be no help, but you know you have to post pics when you get back so make sure you find something turquoise.

Meanwhile...I L.O.V.E. this kitchen. So pretty!

Kathy said...

This kitchen is stunning.
Check out my blog friend Pat at http://millefiorifavoriti.blogspot.com/
What Pat does not know about New York is really is not worth knowing or seeing, after reading her blog for ages I met up with my daughter in New York and I honestly felt like I was a local,(got to meet Pat too) you are going to love it, have fun. Kathy

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

That kitchen is stunning. It is so beautiful! The color works so well and I love the big shell on the counter. I will have to think about some great places to visit in New York!

Symone's Mommy said...

Bobby Flay's Bar Americain. Amazing!

Symone's Mommy said...

Erin, please post when you return. I'm going to be in Manhattan the weekend before MLK day and would love recommendations from you!

Terra said...

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Bloggers Abode said...

I totally agree- Central Park is a must this time of year. The zoo, the paths, all of it. Just stroll for hours!! Have fun!

Jenny said...

I dream of some day going to NY, so have a great trip.

Love the Kitchen!

Tara Hawks, Director of Sewing Hope said...

I live in NYC...a coworker just told me the MOMA is opening a Tim Burton exhibit this weekend. Should be cool. Also, definitely see a Broadway show....i hear the new musical "Memphis" is good. Ellis Island is something people think they can skip, but is truly a cool thing to go through! Central Park is a MUST! And as far as eating, avoid chains...go to Yelp.com to find niche restaurants. You might like the floral district (25th-27th streets between 6-7ave), or the fabric district (38-40 streets, between 7th-8th ave) Have Fun!!!

Carolyn said...

I absolutely loved and had fun at Peanut Butter and Co. http://www.ilovepeanutbutter.com. Had the best PB and marshmallow fluff sandwich with Nutella. Such a cool place but jam packed (no pun intended) at lunch. :)

Rose - The Center of My Self said...

Omigosh, Erin, I'm soooo glad you posted this! How have I missed this before? It's wonderful! My kitchen walls are already that color and now I have hankering to paint my white cabinets to match and use that stainless steel adhesive paper to change my appliances - lol! Love the windows, but wouldn't care foor the view. In my home, I have a lovely, peaceful view of grass and trees. That dining table is awesome, too! Thanks for posting this again! Have a great trip!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I live on Long Island and I would suggest you don't head out east from the city after 2:30 p.m. ~ you'll be stuck in rush hour traffic for hours. In the city, I'd definitely go by Rockefeller Center and see the tree, FAO Schwartz, St. Patrick's Cathedral, I also second Central Park. How far out on the Island will you be coming?

Cristin said...

This is a beautiful kitchen!!!

Vicki said...

Window shopping on Fifth Avenue is a MUST. I haven't read the previous posts, but you will not need a car at all. Wear a comfortable pair of walking shoes and get around on foot. Take a taxi when you get too pooped and just want to relax. Don't look at the meter, though, especially if stuck in traffic. Just think of it as therapeutical. Have fun. I envy you because as the world famous saying goes: I LOVE NEW YORK!

Lovely Scribbles said...

This kitchen is AMAZING and gorgeous and everything in between! I would simply be beside myself coooking in such an inspiring place. Seriously!! I've been all over the world, but sad to say, I've never been to NY. I'm so excited for you! Soak up some NYC fun for me, too. Have a wonderful trip, Erin!! P.S. Aldi will still be here when you get back, I promise! ;)

phoenix said...

Have dinner at Cafe Espanol in Greenwich Village! Have the paella, sangria and most definitely the flan. http://cafeespanol.com/

Anonymous said...

If you like live shows, go to the discount TIX booth (I recall one nr Times Square and one on the other end of Manhattan) for bargains on same-day shows.

Also, be sure to check the Village Voice for listings on music, theater, art exhibits, etc. ALSO, do you ever use goldstar.com? You can get half-off prices on entertainment for many cities through that site (up until the afternoon of the show, generally). I also used to get free tix to preview nights of smaller shows by looking on craigslist.

If the weather's good, go on organized walking tours.

(if it's bad, stay inside at museum exhibits, stores, restaurants and cafes -- and yes, you have to go to Tiffany's if only to ogle their turquoise-blue boxes! And hey, there are some affordable things at Tiffany's, or so I hear.)

have fun!!

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

That kitchen IS stunning! The color, the light, the HUGE Moroccan lantern really makes the room. Is that a fig tree? LOVE!!

Kari --- said...

Oh my goodness. I could stare at that kitchen for forever and a day! How GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!

froulala.blogspot.com said...

a lovely kitchen indeed. since i am a turquoise fan myself, this would be a dream.
new york faves:
chez josephine
dumel bakery for dessert
norma's for brunch
balthazar/pastis
moss gallery
takashimaya
cooper hewitt
neue galerie

laurie said...

See a show, any show. Billy's cupcakes. John Derian. Balthazar. 21 Club (yes, it's still worth it). Tao. Tinsel Trading Company. Central Park. Macy's and Saks Fifth Avenue decorated for Christmas. Oh, I could go on and on.

henzy said...

gorgeous pictures.. loving all the shades of blue

Morning T said...

Erin- Henri Bendel is always a shopping destination for me in NYC. They always have cutting edge beauty products and great gift ideas. If you're not set on going to the top of the Empire State bldg then do Top of the Rock, not as crowded and great views. I always hit the H&M stores too since we don't have them in Houston. If you have time to visit Soho (the Anthropologie store there is incredible) try to have brunch or lunch at The Cupping Room, they have a fireplace and fabulous food. The boutiques in Soho are amazing.

We're visiting for a long weekend in December and hoping to spend a day in Brooklyn Heights.

Hope your trip is incredible!

sealaura said...

Have a great time. I have never been to NYC so I am no help but if you ever come to Cali I am your girl.

Enjoy your trip.

down pillow said...

I see why you love this kitchen - really great-looking. Sorry, but I've only been to NYC once,, so I don't really have any advice to share. Have a wonderful trip, though :)

Vitania said...

Hhh - This kitchen is lovely. I oculd never imagine all that beautiful turqupise on cabinets loooking so fabulous.. I have to go see the other #1.

Have fun in NYC.. I am from Toronto area, so if you ever make it out here.. lemme know!

that's all said...

OMG!i wanna that kitchen:)

soulflower said...

YEs this place is amazing! I especially love the vase head!!!

Jennifer said...

by far one of my FAVE images ....I wouldn't like blue normally for a kitchen, but this is like "WOW".
maybe it's the size of the space...

Jen Ramos
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mrsben said...

Beautiful kitchen. Re New York; scoot on over to Angelo Surmelis's Blog and ask him. He is not only a wealth of information when it comes to Interior Design but knows what places to haunt in New York City. Tell him 'mrsben' sent you.

HAVE FUN and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
-Brenda-

Two Tall Blondes said...

i could get lost in your blog forever! this is one of my favorite kitchens of all time as well. LOVE. IT.

have you seen this one before? (3rd image down) http://tinyurl.com/2dhztqj
i'm not entirely sure of the source (one of the house and homes) also on my dream list :)

enjoy decorating your new home!!

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