The Faithful Shopper is Thankful For You and Yours!

Thanksgiving means the busiest hosting and travel time is upon us; here are some of my favorite shops in Manhattan that help alleviate stress during your whirlwind of events.

Pretty Packing

Traveling in style has never been easier! Whether you're looking for a simple pouch for your beauty essentials or an entire suite of suitcases…

20 E 63rd Street

Elite selection of handbags, small leather goods, and larger trunks…Très Chic

520 Madison Avenue

For more than 135 years, Hartmann has created luggage and leather goods that are completely contemporary and innovative.

1 East 57th Street - 116 Greene Street

A legend and the epitome of glamour.

535 Madison Avenue

“Whether traditional aluminum cases or light luggage made of the high-tech material polycarbonate, the RIMOWA design is unmistakable due to the groove structure of its case shells. An innovative approach and exceptional demands when it comes to quality are just a couple of the aspects that make RIMOWA one of Europe's leading luggage manufacturers.”

Multiple locations

Solid-steel screws, nylon fabric that never shows wear, and a variety of sizes and styles make Tumi one of the go-to brands for business travelers.

Gracious Gifting

We have all made plans to visit family, friends and other loved one; translation, it's time to start looking for the appropriate token of appreciation for your host or hostess. Following are some of my go-to shops for that perfect gift....

Beautiful Bouquets

85 Franklin St.

Classic, simple bespoke designs.

245 Eldridge Street

“Since 2004 flower girl has been bringing lush and whimsical arrangements with a distinct edge to new york city. Native New Yorker Denise Porcaro founded flower girl over ten years ago, having come from a background in production design for film. After discovering a creative outlet in flowers, she began crafting striking arrangements and bouquets for a select group of clients and friends. Over time demand for Denise's unique style grew through word-of-mouth praise, and flower girl was born. Since then, flower girl has worked with a host of fashionable clientele including Vogue, Chanel, Proenza Schouler and Marc Jacobs; as well as numerous collaborations with companies such as Liberty of London, Gap, Coach and Space 98. Today you can find flower girl's retail locations on Eldridge Street in the Lower East Side and under Columbus Circle within TurnStyle .”

1379 Madison Avenue

“One of New York’s premier retail florists, Jerome Florists is a family owned business that has been operating at the same Upper East Side neighborhood location since 1929, relocating to Manhattan a few years after its inception in the Bronx. Our success is predicated in providing distinctive upscale and elegant floral creations combined with value and exemplary customer service. “

19 E 65th Street - 199 Bowery Street

Sandra de Ovando has a gift for blending colors and textures, particularly using exotic flowers, plants and even fruits, in her designs. And the presentations and vases are absolutely spectacular!

Cheers! It’s Toast Time

505 Park Avenue

One of the great go-to shops in the city for vintages, spirits and accessories. Give them a budget, an idea of what you want, and you won't be disappointed!

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