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Happy Weekend

I’m here in New York today for a quick trip and it’s been a great trip so far with some meetings and some shopping. I’m staying at my friend’s cute apartment on the Upper West Side  and the weather has been perfect: sunny with a nice autumn chill. Today I’m going to visit all my favorite craft and supply stores. It’s kind of funny but I think that is what I’m most excited about! I’ll report back next week on my finds. I hope you have beautiful weekend!

I also write for Here are my posts this week.

It’s November which means it is time to think about advent calendars! These are my favorite!
12 Designey Rugs from!
Bando has it’s new collection out and its so beautiful!
8 Umbrellas I’m crushing on from Target!
I want these stockings from Hable Construction.

photo by Sharon Beesley

  1. Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark!

    November 4, 2011

    Have a great weekend and a great trip!

    I really need to get my act together re: advent calendars. Even though it’s only my husbamd and I, I just love the countdown!

  2. Anna of [green gable]

    November 4, 2011

    what a great photo on NY. Almost reminds me of my other favorite city, London!

    xo, anna of (green gable)

  3. Damaris

    November 4, 2011

    Fun. Enjoy your trip.

  4. Esther

    November 4, 2011

    Have lots of fun!
    I love New York! My husband and I visited last february New York for the first time for our belated honeymoon. We really want to go back!
    Can you please let us also know where your favorite craft stores are? Thanks you!

  5. Jesse

    November 4, 2011

    love that chevron rug, wish we had a room for it.

  6. chiara

    November 4, 2011

    I hope my favs – Tinsel Trading (1 West 37th Street) and Paper Presentation (23 West 18th Street) – are on your list! Enjoy NY!
    cheers! chiara

  7. Kerstin

    November 4, 2011

    Jordan, I love the advent calendars! I’m making one myself with pockets, but am at a loss as to what to put in them – I don’t want to put candy in them, don’t have kids (just my partner and me) and want to save my money for our actual Christmas presents. I’d love to hear your ideas on fun advent calendar inserts!

  8. Nicole

    November 4, 2011

    i love the floral print umbrella! it was just raining here in atlanta yesterday and i was thinking i needed a good umbrella!

  9. Have fun on your short NY trip =) If I were there I’d stop by purl soho =)

    – Sarah

  10. Jennie Prince

    November 4, 2011

    Ooo…love the round up of advent calendars. i must say, they are my favorite part of the holidays! Thanks for all the inspiration. =)

  11. Cecilia

    November 4, 2011

    How I wish I was there! Love that city so much! Love it with all my heart, as if I´ve belonged to it since ever!
    Have a nice trip! Then show us what you buy and more picures!
    Love from Buenos Aires,

  12. Lisette Wolter-McKinley

    November 4, 2011

    I cannot get enough of all the beautiful fall color.

  13. nnes

    November 4, 2011

    have a nice weekend

  14. Emily @ Little Bits of Delight

    November 4, 2011

    I’m loving that gift wrap bow… nothing like feeling like a big present!

  15. veronica

    November 5, 2011

    beautiful! hey, did they shoot Baby Mama exterior there? looks so familiar…

  16. R O X Y M A R J

    November 5, 2011

    ah!!! I know the little area that you are at. The girls I use to nanny for live just around that corner… 🙂 Upper West Side was one of my very favorite spots in NYC… along with the St. Agnes library over on Amsterdam and 81st….ever been? 🙂

  17. {gemmifer}

    November 5, 2011

    Have fun in my city! Though I live just outside NYC, I work near Rockefeller Center and consider myself a true New Yorker… I love this photo; reminds me of when I had to visit a client of the jeweler I worked for… she lived on the UWS and I loved the bus ride up Riverside Drive; such a different feeling than the hustle-bustle of Midtown!

  18. Lauren at TwIn Style

    November 6, 2011

    I got an adorable bubble umbrella from Target awhile back and was so in love with it. Sadly, it broke the first time I used it. I wish I knew where to find a really high-quality umbrella! The last several I’ve had have been terrible.

  19. Anni

    November 6, 2011

    Have a great trip! I miss New York so much… looking forward to my next trip!

    PS, I adore those umbrellas!

  20. Jen {fuzzy sushi}

    November 7, 2011

    Enjoy! I’ve lived in Europe for a year and a half now, and while I miss family and friends and familiarity, the only thing I *really* miss about living in the US is my favorite art and craft supply stores! Ok, and bookstores.

  21. Jenzie

    November 9, 2011

    I LOVE the advent calendars! You just got me super excited for the Christmas season:)

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