This weekend I decided to take my lemons (canceled flight to DC) and make lemonade (shopping trip to Manhattan)!
So I ventured out to the city in the slush and snow and met up with my sisters and a couple friends to visit Pearl River.
One of my favorite parts of the city is Soho. With all the shops, restaurants and galleries it’s a little slice of heaven. Nestled among all the shops on Broadway and across the street from Top Shop is Pearl River.
Pearl River is a Chinese American department store. The store features, cookies & teas, dishes, shoes, clothing, stationary, curtains, etc. The list really goes on and on. It’s a little bit of everything.
Here is a glimpse of their clothing section. They had so many beautiful scarves on display it was hard to pick a favorite!
I grew up in the Financial district so trips into Chinatown were very frequent. I always remember having a pair of Chinese slippers around the house. I had my pick of any color under the sun here.
I love stationary so of course I made a bee line for this massive display in the middle of the store filled with office supplies. I loves those stacks of notebooks. They would be so usefully for client meetings.
The house ware section really caught my eye. I loved all of the beautiful patterns on the dishes.
They had rows and rows of choices with massive assortments within each pattern.
I loved all these bowls and small rectangular dishes. I know they are meant for food, but I kept envisioning them on console tables so that you would have a pretty place to drop your keys by your door.
I loved these even smaller dishes to place on a vanity or a night stand. I would use them to hold my jewelry that I wore that day. Plus they range from $2-$3 so it’s an inexpensive impulse purchase that would be useful.
I loved the flowers in these:
Making our way downstairs we were met with many vase/ginger jar choices. I loved seeing all the blue/white combos.
My lovely sister decided to model this stylish white ginger jar that was only $13!
She also decided to display this mask they had along with them. I told her it really helped show her natural beauty!
Looking above we were met with a parade of paper lanterns. I’m actually using a bunch in orange/pink/white in a clients bedroom. Paper lanterns are great for people on a budget. They help add a touch of whimsy and a pop of color for a couple of dollars!
One of the last things to catch my eyes were all the bright colors and beautiful patterns in their window treatment section!
I know that not everyone has access to visit this store in person, but don’t you worry they have an online shop so you can get your thrills virtually!
Since the job of a decorator is never 9-5 or Mon-Fri this Sunday was spent at my favorite paint shops looking up paint swatches for an e-decorating client.
I always find paint to be the hardest thing to come up with for a client far away. You are not there to see the natural sunlight hit the room so it’s hard to gauge how a color on a piece of paper will look in the room. I’ll keep you all posted on my recommendations!
What did everyone else do this weekend? Any home projects get done?