{new york 1: 797 madison avenue}


. . . last week's very quick trip to nyc was filled with lunch dates and shows, events and soirées, and with a million photographs and so much to tell you, perhaps best to break things up into a few posts so as not to overwhelm . . . first stop was very early last monday morning: mimosas to celebrate the opening of the new flagship tory burch boutique on 797 madison avenue . . .


. . . and there were beautiful brass staircases against rich hardwood floors, floral wallpaper and patterned carpets . . .


. . . and after many emails, skype chats, and nearly a year of her writing for {this is glamorous}, it was wonderful to finally meet laily, in person, and on snow leopard patterned floor coverings . . .

{p.s.} so much more after the jump xo


. . . the store was an absolute pleasure to browse through -- five floors of rich colours & textures, gold and mirrors, with no detail left to chance, and every room feeling like a jewel box . . .



tory-madison10above: a gilded coffee service

tory-madison12above: tory with architect & interior designer, daniel romualdez


tory-madison5above: textures & patterns in a dressing room -- silk cushions on a velvet bench, grass cloth walls trimmed in gold, and madeleine castaing floor coverings . . .


above: made of ultra-soft suede, the 797 satchel [a favourite] was designed in celebration of the new manhattan boutique


. . . afterward, we [laily & i] stopped by the new ladurée at 864 madison avenue for a few delightfully delectable macarons, and then it was a café down the street, for an early lunch and a latte, and ran into pierce brosnan, who also happened to be stopping in -- quite a perfect way to begin the day . . .

{images: all [iphone] photography by roséline for this is glamorous}

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Anonymous Nicole said...

leopard patterned floor! wow.


September 19, 2011  
Blogger christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I am literally DYING over that stair railing...and the leopard flooring- heaven!!

September 19, 2011  
Blogger Karlita said...

I understood you were the one in lace dress! it's a pleasure to finally know the voice behind one of my favorite blogs!.. when I saw the title of the post I thought.. oh, I am going to see again the Tory_Madison store.. but I loved seeing totally different pictures.. usually from your beautiful perspective.. plus laily and you in there! pleasure to meet you both

September 19, 2011  
Anonymous classiq said...

All the detailing is beautiful and the bag is utterly gorgeous. :)

September 19, 2011  
Blogger A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Looks like a wonderfully exciting week for you Rosalie! And your photos are wonderful, it is great when you take us along. XO

September 19, 2011  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

karlita -- yes, in the lace dress :)

and thank you also, for your always lovely & thoughtful comments here everyday, and happy you were able to have a glimpse of the store from a different perspective

also, now that we've 'met', you may like this page, if you haven't already seen: http://bit.ly/r6CZ2o


September 19, 2011  
Anonymous a lovely being said...

oh my! a visit to the new tory burch boutique? AND you got to meet Tory?! I'm so envious : )

x fallon

September 19, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh it's so lovely to see you for a change, you are as elegant as your blog.
That shop would make a wonderful home

September 19, 2011  
Blogger Audrey said...

Great for you to meet this new designer boutique, but I'm not familiar with Tory Burch!!?(Sorry). So I have to check it out. I like the pictures with your iphone!

Have a great week!

September 19, 2011  
Anonymous NauticalWheeler said...

Love the floor and the handbags and the shoes and maybe everything in this post! lol

September 19, 2011  
Anonymous Luxury Monograms said...

How absolutely fabulous!

September 19, 2011  
Blogger Luxe Vida said...

Very beautiful images, can't wait to see the store myself someday! I love all the colourful designs by Tory Burch, lovely to see that the store is exactly her style, very upper-east side.
Have a lovely week. x

September 19, 2011  
Blogger Britt @ Dreamy Spaces said...

OMG! Love the mirror armoire, the leopard rug, and the wallpaper in the 3rd. Very chic! Great post!

September 19, 2011  
Anonymous Paulette @ At Home in Arkansas said...

Loved this post! So happy you enjoyed NYC!


September 19, 2011  
Blogger Mrs. T said...

Wow, so beautiful!!!!

September 19, 2011  
Blogger Karlita said...

how didn't I see it before... just as I expected... everything coincides. thank you!

September 19, 2011  
Blogger FabulousOnABudget said...

Just maybe the most fabulous banister EVER.

September 19, 2011  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

a gift wrapped life -- so sweet, sande! thank you & happy you're enjoying the shots x

a lovely being -- :) yes, and she was so lovely! & there's more -- the next day was the show . . .

audrey -- you must! & happy you like the iphone photos :)

britt & paulette -- thank you xx

September 19, 2011  
Blogger Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh how wonderful, loving the photo's ... Tory Burch is amazing!
xxx DJ

September 19, 2011  
Anonymous Fxoxoxoxo said...

So glad you and Laily got to meet! You both look beautiful:-)

September 20, 2011  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

aww, thanks so much, felicity -- so lovely of you to say -- and it was nice to finally meet laily in person after all this time -- it's our turn next -- somewhere in the middle? perhaps paris? :)


September 20, 2011  

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