I love Williams Sonoma and this particular store is rarely crowded. The staff is nice (if a bit slow to ring in purchases) and I always find what I need.
I was in a few weeks ago and was very impressed with the mother's day selection. I found a nice gift for mom and purchased pie weights and parchement paper for myself.
The store has a nice kitchen and is spacious and bright.
I can't! It's far too much fun to look at the vast array of colored jelly beans and chocolate.
Sit at the bar and order your favorite ice cream treat or grab a bag and fill it up with the candy that reminds you of your youth. Either way you'll quickly put a smile back on your face.
My favorite--the chocolate cookie balls--yummy!
Who doesn't want a gift from Tiffany for their wedding? No one.
Go right up to the fourth floor and start in the crytal department. A few champagne flutes and an ice bucket should do nicely.
The stationary makes a great graduation gift and ohhh the gifts for little princes and princesses. What a fun spot to spoil someone you love.
If you ever need a gift for a classy friend, or someone who has everything--try Hermes on Madison Ave.
The staff will lead you to a unique home item (lush beach blankets or picnic sets) or walk you through the expanse of perfumes.
Don't rush this refined experience. Enjoy each expensive moment.
A few years ago everyone was wearing Tod's supple Italian loafers, but they went out of vogue.
Now the shoes are for the dowdy suburban types. The staff is nice and the store is bright and cheery, but there isn't much there to hold your attention.
Maybe they will make a comeback if some starlets start toting the bags again.
This is a nicve place to shop for the more unique Ralph Lauren items. Unlike the uptown store, you won't find much attitude from the sales staff here.
The vintage items are great and there are some nice one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry.
The breadth of sizing is hit or miss as this shop is so tiny.
This swank Upper East side spot used to be home to the Rhinelander Mansion. Ralph bought the store years ago and turned it into a home for ardent strivers in Manhattan.
The women's floor (3) has a glamorous eveningwear room replete with crystal chandelier--you can even order champagen while trying on $10,000 beaded gowns.
The staff can be frosty unless they know you have $$$.
In a enclave full of bohemians, one would think there would be better yoga studios. But alas, PSYC is a C+ yoga experience.
The instructors (except for Robin) are very timid in their approach. They are not inspiring in spirit or body--many of them look like they could use a cleansing and diet adjustment.
The prenatal classes wer especially disappointing.
Trust fund baby is an upscale childrens boutique opened last Fall. With an Asian dcor, this shop offers funky designs like cashmere sweaters and faux-croc diaper bags.
Moms or grandparents need to be willing to pay for these little luxuries. The prices are high, but at least you are getting something unique.
The location is great. There are lots of nearby spots to grab a bite.
This spot has a excellent assortment of layette, clothing, books and toys for newborns up to children 8 years old.
Popular toys include the Fuzzytown animals like the astute-looking owl ($40).
There are a few pieces of furniture to look at, but mostly this is a spot to find cute clothing for junior--if only the staff were a bit friendlier!