The newly opened Williamsburg Hotel !
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Sometimes New York surprises us with incredibly mild weather, but this December has been above and beyond mild. I've been told it's been warmer than San Diego this year, but I'm not going to question it and embrace this second round of autumn. It's my all time favorite season after all and no city does fall better than New York. Although I'm in the midst of finals week right now, I had to take some breaks to stroll around and enjoy the beautiful weather last weekend to capture the last remnants of autumn in the prettiest corners of the city, not to mention to make use of my last opportunity to wear sleeveless coats and eat breakfast outside this year.
Photo of me by Kevin Wong.
Last week, the lovely Jo Malone London team invited me over to their new boutique at The Shops at Columbus Circle to see the holiday decorations and try out their newest products, like their Mimosa & Cardamom Cologne. I knew I loved their scented candles, but I had no idea there was so much more to the brand.
After I had a chance to smell each of the fragrances at the Discovery Table, a Jo Malone London stylist walked me through their fragrance combining philosophy, which encourages you to layer scents together to create your own unique scent. My personal favorites were the Wild Bluebell and the Nectarine Blossom & Honey. You can also call ahead and schedule a hand and arm massage to try out combinations of hand & body wash, hand & body lotion and cologne to see what different scents would be like together, or for a little after work pick me up and relaxation.
If you're still shopping for Christmas gifts, they have some gorgeous options (not to mention the pretty packaging!). I've linked my favorites for you below.
Thank you to Jo Malone for sponsoring this post.
I'm always on the lookout for a unique view of New York's ever changing and ever beautiful skyline. Last week I made my way up to Times Square on a rare visit to Midtown during happy hour courtesy of my friend Dillon. The Skylark is a gorgeous space on 39th street with incredible views of the Empire State
The lovely people over at the Back Room at the new Park Hyatt on 57th invited me over for a tasting of their new lunch menu.