New York ///

It’s been a crazy/amazing couple of weeks, and I’m so happy to finally have some time to blog about what’s been going on!

First thing’s first : NEW YORK

I went for two reasons :
1) To do some sourcing for Ellebay
2) I just really really wanted an excuse to go to NY

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New York was an absolutely phenomenal and inspiring city. There was a certain energy & purpose that resonated from its residents; you could tell people were passionate about what they wanted and just went and did it. People made things happen, rather than wait for things to happen. I love that.

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D A Y   1  //

IMG_6132Monday morning / afternoon I did a shoot with Jeremy Jude Lee Photography, and literally right after I was on the road on my way to Seattle! Flying from there (rather than YVR) saved a few hundred dollars. Money that could be spent on better things … like shopping on 5th Avenue 😉

IMG_6134Waiting. We took a red-eye flight. Departure at 9:40 pm, arrival in NY a bit before 6:00 am. Definitely barely slept on that plane ride.

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In the NYC airport at 6am! Course I would take a selfie while waiting for luggage.

IMG_6142The sunrise was beautiful. Not a morning person, but love mornings.

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Excuse the sub-par photo, but look! Manhattan.

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View from the NY High Line! Super pretty. Was also very windy!

Day one also got cut short because I was so tired I literally threw up. True story. Luckily a mid-day nap fixed everything, along with a great meal and early sleep!

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D A Y   2  //

IMG_6164We stayed in a charming apartment in West Village, which was the most beautiful area. Also, weather was great! Weather was great the entire trip – sunny and not too cold for February.

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The subway system was remarkable! Literally can get everywhere.

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Central Park. Super chill. I would sit and read here on a good day.

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Times Square. Super not chill. So much of everything!

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The Fashion District was amazing. I’ve been to the one in LA, and was expecting something similar. Boy, was I in for a shock. NY is a million times better. I could have spent my entire trip wandering through here.

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To keep things efficient, I organized a bunch of jobber meetings. This one was my favourite! Lace galore.

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So much to choose from! Vancouver seriously needs this.

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Mood Designer Fabrics was extraordinary. Could have spent the day here. Could have lived here.

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D A Y   3  //

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love exploring. Especially old buildings. The apartment we stayed at had creaky lopsided stairs that led to the rooftop!

IMG_6216See what I mean about beautiful weather? New York rooftop chillin’. This was incredible.

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New York has the most amazing buildings. Gotta come back and explore these.

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Spent the rest of my day afflicting some major damage on my credit card. Major. Went to SoHo, went to 5th Ave – need I say more? The store pictured above was my favourite. It’s called 3×1, and they do custom denim that’s all made in house! Kinda like Ellebay, only we do wedding dresses 🙂

Afterwards, watched a show on Broadway! Didn’t get a picture, but happy to cross that one off my bucket list!

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D A Y   4  //

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Final day in NYC was probably the most beautiful. I ended up taking my jacket off, it was warm! (PS, that’s Madison Square Garden in the background!)

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Seriously… these buildings are insane.

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Spent the last few hours walking the Brooklyn Bridge & exploring Brooklyn!

IMG_6287 IMG_6288 IMG_6294 IMG_6303 IMG_6324Can’t believe it was only 10 days ago that I was walking this. I want to live in NYC for a bit / I’m gonna live in NYC for a bit.

All in all, amazing trip! Can’t wait for my fabric samples to arrive, and to create some beautiful dresses for you guys. I’m feeling inspired.

Thanks for reading 🙂
– Gaby

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