I ♥ New York. I moved to Manhattan the minute I graduated from college. I lived there for ten years, worked as an art director in the magazine industry, and met my husband coming back from LaGuardia Airport. Even though we have long since traded in our Upper-East-Side apartment for a house in the suburbs, New York will always have my heart. Even thought it's only a train ride away, I never seem to find the time to get into the city as often as I'd like. So when my BFF (from the fourth grade!) e-mailed and said she has the day off from work, I marked my calender and made a day of it.
Although I had a long list of places I wanted to hit, I had to narrow it down to just a few since I only had one day to explore. My train arrived into Grand Central—it's a treat just wandering around and taking in the splendor of Grand Central station. As an added bonus, the Holiday Art Fair is held there every December. (Imagine Etsy stores in real life times 100!) Every shop contains jaw-dropping, gorgeous hand crafted items.
I loved all the shops—especially the hand thrown pottery and hammered silver candlesticks and bowls.