Wandering Williamsburg, Brooklyn in Summer.... Awwww yeah. Where all the achingly hip young things come to play, shop and dine, with a view across the East River to Manhattan that is so blindingly beautiful, it will make your eyes water. There is more to this buzzing borough than just great street art, rooftop bars and hipsters. There are green spaces and playgrounds for the kids and baseball and soccer fields for the locals. Children's museums and organic markets. Treelined streets and brownstones juxtapose with industrial eyesores. Oh, and the best part, everywhere you go, there is food that will knock...
With much excitement, we introduce our new home decor, women's and girl's apparel & accessories to our much loved Such Great Heights collection. If you've been following along for some time, you'll know that 3 months ago, we travelled by ship from Australia to America with our daughters to explore new opportunities for our brand. Now we are here and so thrilled to launch this new range from the epicentre of style, New York City. We're incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to work with some exceptionally talented artists to develop the new textile print range. In particular we celebrate...
WE HAVE ARRIVED Words can't express how exciting this is. We've flown in planes, sailed the seas, hailed cabs, rode buses and walked many miles along the path to this new chapter in the story of Such Great Heights. As a family, each of us have had moments of feeling nervous, apprehensive, overwhelmed, hopeful, excited, and elated!! For the most part, the girls have managed these big emotions with such grace and resilience - we are incredibly proud of them. Now it's time for Such Great Heights to shine, and we can't wait to release our new range in the...
Well, what an amazing adventure we've had. This city is remarkable, it's positively teeming with excitement, beauty & possibility.Conversely, there is a good dose of chaos & desperation which can be very overwhelming. Oh & we made a casual enquiry about the real estate prices. Apparently a lazy $20 million will buy you a townhouse in the beautiful West Village. Insane!The last part of our trip saw us explore Brooklyn and Park Slope, Soho and the Financial District, and the beautiful West Village. We visited some of our fabulous existing stockists and introduced ourselves to potential new ones. We explored...
Making new friends and sampling Mario Batali's menu at Eataly.
Artist and textiles designer, Aviva Stanoff, in action at ABC Carpet and Home
Snowman & carousel in Dumbo
Eye spy the Empire State Building from our bed!!
The fabulous Chelsea Markets.
Watching Motown on Broadway. The founder of Motown and director of the show, Berry Gordon, was sitting 3 rows behind us.
The NY Now trade fair wrapped up yesterday. The 5 days flew by. Experienced locals who have done the show before said that the traffic was slower than usual. Probably something to do with 2 snow storms and a Super Bowl! Nonetheless, we met some incredible small and large store owners & buyers and have some VERY exciting news.... to share later ;)
Some nearby stalls we liked...