October 17, 2011

Bright Lights Big City

I am headed up to New York again, this time for some “poking around” with one of my sisters. We’re heading down to the Chinatown/Little Italy/Soho area. First stop will be a dim sum lunch on Elizabeth Street and then some hunting around for fun things for her two girls. Then a bit of time looking in the shops of Soho, including perennial favourite, Pearl River Mart.Pearl River books

I adore Pearl River’s silk notebooks, and I use them at work all of the time, and have literally just finished the last page of my current one. They’re less than $10 each, so make wonderful presents when you need something quick!

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I am on the board at the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, and we’re continually hunting for interesting buildings for our members to tour, such as this one I wrote about last year. Friends recently bought a house right on the edge of Baltimore’s Inner Harbour and they’re allowing us to do a “hard hat” tour of it before the contractors come and and transform it. I had the chance to go see it today, and thought you might like a sneak peek at it.

IMG_6100This is the view from the roof deck.IMG_6079 This is the same view from the ground floor.IMG_6085This is the view from what will become the living and dining rooms.

The owners are graciously allowing us to have a little fundraising tour of the house, so keep an eye out in this space and I will let you know the details! It’s going to be amazing to see this space.


  1. I love the thought that you just pop into the City for a shopping spree! Always makes me think of Real Housewives of New York City - I am a bit ashamed to say I am hooked on this show at the moment!

    What an amazing house - are they going to live there full time?

  2. Meg,

    Hope you find some great new things at Pearl!

  3. Have a great time in NYC. I'm heading to Phoenix tomorrow. We really MUST get together on one of your visits! - Wen


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