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How I Brought NYC Home

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NYC, how I love thee!  XOXO, Krista

So I just came back from NYC where I was attending the Inman Connect, a real estate conference where Realtors from all over the country meet for 5 days to talk technology, how to build a better business, and of course, real estate.  I love going to the event because I make some amazing connections and learn a lot of great tools, all while being surrounded by the greatness of NYC.  (During the summer the event is in SF, but since I live in SF that conference doesn’t seem as glamorous.)

You all know I love food, so of course I was constantly scouting out the best eats in food, coffee and dessert.  During a much needed coffee break I took a stroll up 8th Avenue, on my way to Bibble and Sip, where I was going to try out their infamous lavender latte.  I thought that if this latte really was the hit I hear it is, I could learn to make it and offer up guests at my house, something fun and different, and easy to make!

Turns out the lavender latte wasn’t for me…

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Mocha was better

…but the Earl Gray creme puff sure was!

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Creme puff the size of my fist!

While strolling up 8th Avenue I passed a restaurant called Thalia.  I didn’t eat there, but outside they had the coolest light display.  They had strung lights, the kind you see everywhere, but strung them 4-in-a-row along the outside of the restaurant.  And that got me thinking…what a cool idea for someone to do with those old clotheslines you often see in the backyards of many of our homes!

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Coolest clothesline!

While meandering through Greenwich Village on our day off we happened upon a deliciously sexy olive oil shop called O&Co.  They had the most amazing chandelier made out of little bottles of olive oil…so cool!  And I thought: what a fun way to display a collection of shot glasses or tea cups.

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Try the garlic olive oil!

One of my FAVORITE places in Times Square is, well, central Times Square!  It isn’t just the energy, but the red tables.  Oh how I LOVE the red tables!  If you are looking for a fun way to add some color and energy to your own backyard consider getting a brightly colored table and chairs, like the Fermob ones found at The Wooden Duck in Berkeley.

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Fermob! Fermob!

Having a party with kids?  Do as Momofuko does and make a cookie with cereal!!  Some of the most creative cookies come out of this bakery, and I have tried them all!

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cereal cookie!

Lastly, the best way to bring a little NYC into your home?  Think outside of the box with color!  Add a little color to spice up a room – ever thought of putting purple, charcoal and orange together?  Check out these painted brownstones I spotted near Washington Square Park!  Or mix and match the chairs around your dining room table to mimic the seats on the NYC Subway.

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Hubba hubba color!

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Clean and bold subway

Ah NYC, how I love thee!  Some leave their heart in SF, but I left mine in NYC.

 

 

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