new york worlds fair snow fight
Thanks to the The New York Public Library‘s brilliant digital gallery, this week’s Throwback Thursday has taken us back to a Winter Wonderland of 1939. These adorable photos were captured during a snow ball fight between employees of the New York World’s Fair. Mad props to the ladies doing it in heels.

And, because now is an appropriate time to throw it out into the universe: Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow (crosses fingers)…

new york worlds fair snow fight
new york worlds fair snow fight
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library hotel new york
Day Two of my HK Hotels extravaganza was spent at The Library Hotel; a hotel I consider the Manhattan Ultimate for intellectuals and fashionistas alike. Roughly a 60-second stroll from the gargantuan New York Public Library (and therefore Bryant Park, and therefore New York Fashion Week), The Library would check all of any 20-something’s boxes.

20-somethings to 60-somethings, in fact, as this hotel has all the qualities of a private member’s club with the most unbelievably welcoming feel. The customer service team – especially Billy at the front desk – was one of unparalleled excellence. One that obviously thinks of The Library as more than a job. One that always noted ‘the little things’. One that made sure I stayed in the (ever-appropriate) Journalism Room.

TripAdvisor had even selected the Library Hotel as winner of The Best Luxury Hotel in The United States. Travel bugs alike know that TripAdvisor is the Hotelier God. You just don’t second guess Hotelier God.

Tel: (212) 983-4500/Toll Free: (877) 793-7323/Fax: (212) 499-9099
E-Mail:

*The extras!
HKHotels Signature Style of Hospitality and Value included at no extra charge:
*Bountiful European style breakfast buffet
*Selection of coffee, tea, cookies, and fruits throughout the day
*Wine & cheese receptions evenings from 5-8pm (hello, Prosecco)
*Complimentary wireless high speed Internet access
*Complimentary passes to nearby New York Sports Club

Total Added Value: $110 per person or $220 per couple, per night!
* Wine and cheese is served on all evenings except Sunday at Hotel Giraffe and Saturday and Sunday at the Hotel Elysee

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Bergdorfs

Bergdorfs

Last Friday I returned to London from an extended (and much needed) vacation in the good old U.S. of A. I kid you not. It literally took one of my best friends’ weddings to remind me to take a break. Said best friend (who has only ever been called “P Sawyer”) lives in Indiana, and – as a former resident of the state – I know that it is not the most desirable vacation spot, thus organised a few days before and after my week in Indiana to be spent in New York.

546 photos and four hot dogs later, I’m in love. While I culled the photos down, there are still enough to split into two parts (and five hotel reviews – woops!).

Enjoy Part One!

First Sights of NYC

First Sights of NYC

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