New York New York

A quick shot I got of our view right outside the hotel.

A quick shot I got of our view right outside the hotel.

Good Morning!  So I have a lot of catching up to do.  I'm starting with New York.  My dearest, gave me the best gift a girl could ever get for her birthday and sent me and two of my best friends to New York for a long girls weekend.  I would like to report that we took in the history and cultural events that expand our minds but no!  We shopped, ate and drank.  We discussed life's surprises, challenges and successes and I think I only cried twice.  So success!  It is so rewarding and rejunivanating to spend time with women who are smart, thoughtful and care for me as much as I care for them.  It was truly one my best trips.  Thanks Vince.  Thanks Nikki and Kam.

Now I did snap some shots of interesting architecture on our walk back from shopping.  The detail and the history of the buildings is inspiring.  It makes me believe in building something with good bones.  It continues to prove that traditional elements are timeless.  So today's post will be a combo.  One it will be shots of us having a great time so I have these in a place I can always find them and two it will be shots of architecture that inspire the next build or remodel projects.

Happy Monday!  

Love, Sara

So unlikely we can incorporate this level of stonework in most home projects around Kansas City but you have to love the use of stone with the stained door and brass accents.  www.saranobledesigns.com

So unlikely we can incorporate this level of stonework in most home projects around Kansas City but you have to love the use of stone with the stained door and brass accents.  www.saranobledesigns.com

Probably shouldn't be including this blur of picture.  It was shot at the end of a long walk home in the light rain but I love the transom window above the door.  This could be a great detail to any project.  www.saranobledesigns.com

Probably shouldn't be including this blur of picture.  It was shot at the end of a long walk home in the light rain but I love the transom window above the door.  This could be a great detail to any project.  www.saranobledesigns.com

How about that carved stone?  Awesome.  www.saranobledesigns.com

How about that carved stone?  Awesome.  www.saranobledesigns.com

It felt a little weird to be taking pictures in the women's bathroom at Saks Fifth Avenue.  But isn't it fantastic?  The tiled walls, the marble counters, and the dramatic light fixtures and elements to repeat.  www.saranobledesigns.com

It felt a little weird to be taking pictures in the women's bathroom at Saks Fifth Avenue.  But isn't it fantastic?  The tiled walls, the marble counters, and the dramatic light fixtures and elements to repeat.  www.saranobledesigns.com

The NBC Studio floor was a tribute to my obsession with black and brass.  www.saranobledesigns.com

The NBC Studio floor was a tribute to my obsession with black and brass.  www.saranobledesigns.com

A quick stop in the fabric district was colorful.  It would be fun to have it in my backyard.  As for the home decor fabrics I didn't find anything amazing that I hadn't seen but the garment fabrics that can work well in decor were amazing.  www.saranobledesigns.com

A quick stop in the fabric district was colorful.  It would be fun to have it in my backyard.  As for the home decor fabrics I didn't find anything amazing that I hadn't seen but the garment fabrics that can work well in decor were amazing.  www.saranobledesigns.com

Loved the planters and repetition of something simple and classic like boxwoods.  www.saranobledesigns.com

Loved the planters and repetition of something simple and classic like boxwoods.  www.saranobledesigns.com

This is where we exited the cab on our arrival!  Safe in New York.  We are not sure why all the officers were there.  In all our giggling and managing of too many bags for a weekend we failed to ask.  But appreciated the kindness from the start in New York :)  www.saranobledesigns.com

This is where we exited the cab on our arrival!  Safe in New York.  We are not sure why all the officers were there.  In all our giggling and managing of too many bags for a weekend we failed to ask.  But appreciated the kindness from the start in New York :)  www.saranobledesigns.com

Nikki, Kam and I actually went to New York about 10 years ago for the New York gift and home decor market.  We went to the Today show crowd with similar signs and Al Rocker actually talked to each of us on the air.  We were famous.  So we went for a reunion with more family members to wave at on the signs this time and just got a wave but if you look really close and pay attention you can see us waving in the crowd once.  Success!  www.saranobledesigns.com  For the record this ridiculously early event is always on my list and Nikki goes with about the 1/2 the excitement and Kam goes because she loves me.

Nikki, Kam and I actually went to New York about 10 years ago for the New York gift and home decor market.  We went to the Today show crowd with similar signs and Al Rocker actually talked to each of us on the air.  We were famous.  So we went for a reunion with more family members to wave at on the signs this time and just got a wave but if you look really close and pay attention you can see us waving in the crowd once.  Success!  www.saranobledesigns.com  For the record this ridiculously early event is always on my list and Nikki goes with about the 1/2 the excitement and Kam goes because she loves me.

Kinky Boots on Broadway was spectacular.  It was fun to dress up, see the fantastic costumes and hear the best music.  It was really a night to remember.  www.saranobledesigns.com

Kinky Boots on Broadway was spectacular.  It was fun to dress up, see the fantastic costumes and hear the best music.  It was really a night to remember.  www.saranobledesigns.com

Well there is actually a lot more pictures but I'm guessing this one is getting long for everyone so maybe we'll have New York part deuce.  Thanks for listening.