Shopping in Meatpacking

So you have just arrived in Manhattan, you just walked out of Penn into the busy, loud and crowded city. You want to go shopping, but you don’t know where to go. Well, if a beautiful, scenic walk to upscale shopping district sounds like your cup of tea, then Meatpacking is for you.

After doing some research, aka shopping all day long, for my upcoming fashion merchandising project, I kind of consider myself an expert on the area. So here I am to be your guide.

Once you’re out of Penn, head towards 8th avenue, then take a left onto 11th avenue, and another left onto West 30th street, and bam, 15 minutes later, you’re walking on the High Line.

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Walk slowly, enjoy the view, and take some pictures to post on your Instagram.

Grab an ice-cold Coke beforehand  and don’t forget your shades, because when the weather is nice, a walk on the High Line is nearly transcendent.

Once you arrive and you descend the stairs, you’ll come across Intermix, a store that sells a wide array of brands, including Rag & Bone, Helmut Lang, Iro Amiya, Jbrand, Frame, and many more.

Screen Shot 2dvf014-03-26 at 5.58.16 PMFrom there, you can continue North to a shopping center that has Isis, Vince, Tory Burch, Ted Baker, and Zadig & Voltaire. Further North is AllSaints. From AllSaints, if you head Southeast, you will come across Rebecca Taylor, Theory, Helmut Lang, and Christian Louboutin. Heading West will lead you to Hugo Boss, The Kooples (not yet open), Lululemon, La Perla, Joie, Alice & Olivia, Scoop NYC, and the iconic Diane von Furstenberg store. There is also an Apple store nearby for all you tech-savvy shoppers.

lpqAfter you are done shopping, and you are absolutely famished, head over to Le Pain Quotidien for a bite to eat, and take a seat at one of the outdoor tables, sit in the sun, and reminisce about all of the lovely things you bought and what an amazing day you had, courtesy of my little guide. You’re welcome.

Have you ever been to Meatpacking? Do you hope to go soon? What are your favorite activities there?

PS, I’ll share my project with you guys once it’s done!

Enjoy,

Arielle

NYC Highline

Hey everyone ! My second week at FIT was amazing ! Not only did learn how to photoshop pictures into other pictures but on Wednesday we went to the NYC highline! The highline was breathtaking; especially since it was such a beautiful day. For those of you that have never been to the highline, it was an old railroad that lifted freight traffic 30 feet in the air that was built in the 1930′s. The railroad was slowly demolished over time and in 1999, non-profit friends of the highline decided to make use of this space so that it didn’t go to waste. They decided to make it open to the public and make it into an elevated park. On June 8th, 2009 the first section the highline was opened to the public, and that was the South section. Following that, on June 7th, 2011 a ribbon was cut to open the second highline section. This park stretches from Gansevoort street to 20th street.

We exited out of FIT and walked to the highline. As soon as we arrived, everyone started taking pictures because it was such an amazing place, especially for  people that love art. There are gardens with colorful flowers all along the elevated park. There are also paintings on the sides of buildings that are very cool to look at, the one below was my favorite

This was my favorite scene at the highline. I edited this picture in photoshop so that the colors in the painting really stood out. I made everything around the painting black and white.

As my friends and I walked along the highline we saw really pretty flowers and plants and we got to see all different views of the city.

This was one of the views while we walked along the park

Although it was a perfect sunny day, it got extremely hot, so on one part of the highline there was a little area where you could stop for a cold drink, food, or ice pops.

 

Overall, I thought that this trip was a really good experience. It was mostly a good experience because we had great opportunities to take many photographs. Even if you’re not a photographer I suggest you go to the highline when you aren’t doing anything else! it is an amazing place.

I have to get to bed so I am not tired for class tomorrow! Goodnight !

-Brooke