1. De Vera Objects.
Be prepared to enter a beautiful world of curiosa and jewelry. The designer, Frederico de Vera, creates remarkably beautiful jewelry from vintage pieces. He skillfully places these with antique prints and carved hands and feet (and many other interesting objects). I love walking into this store and experience pure delight!
26 East 81st St. (close to Madison).

2. Malin Landaeus.
It is an amazing selection of top quality designer vintage clothing that is displayed in color schemes. It is a very inspiring place and attract lots of designers and other people in the fashion world. Malin is a very talented Swedish stylist, who also offers home made cookies and tea on Saturdays.
155 North 6th St. (at Bedford Ave.), Brooklyn


3. Chelsea Hotel.
I stayed here several times before I moved to New York three years ago. I loved the history of the hotel, the art in the large staircase and meeting the people that lived there permanently. I know that the hotel is being renovated and I am hoping they will keep some of the great ambiance and that it will not turn into a mass market hotel.
222 West 23rd St., Chelsea

4. Bicycling along the Hudson River.
On a Sunday morning, I bicycle down from the Upper West Side along the Hudson to Tribeca, were I meet friends for brunch at Pastis. I can place the bicycle outside by the table. Being on a bicycle riding along the river gives you a great sense of freedom.

5. Silver Moon Bakery.
This is a neighborhood bakery that is as close as it gets to Parisian bakeries. The owner, Judith Norell, lives in the neighborhood. Try their sour cherry tarte (crusty dough, almond paste and sour cherries). Yum!
2740 Broadway (105th St.)

6. Opening Ceremony.
They are unique in featuring young new designers from around the world (including Swedish Acne, Fjällräven and Velour). Creativity at its best! It is always fun to visit this store.
35 Howard St. (close to Canal).

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