NYC Day 2: Midtown Shopping Extravaganza! This morning Macy’s NYC opened at 10am and I was there shortly after ready to start my fun day of shopping! Since this is the President’s Day long weekend in the States, I knew that Macy’s would be having some sales. TIP: Macy’s provides all tourist visitors a 10% discount card that’s good for one week; just go to the visitors centre and show your ID. Awesome!

My goal for Macy’s was to find a discount on the Michael Kors Hamilton Tote – and I did! It was cheaper than I had seen it in Canada and I got my 10% off too!






I also toured the other women’s floors and found some great sales on apparel and shoes and settled on these two items:

Rachel Roy Pop Bloc Dress









FCUK Animal Instincts Dress











I also managed to get EVERYTHING on my Urban Outfitters Shopping List! Hooray! Finally, I grabbed a Starbucks Skinny Mocha and walked the 18 blocks back to Jenn’s place.

Tonight, we’re going to get some fresh Mexican food at Dos Caminos in Soho. Can’t wait!

NYC Day 1: Pizza, Shopping and a Birthday in Chelsea! Winding down an eventful day and my first of 4 in NYC. My Porter flight landed at 5:30pm this afternoon at Newark Airport and after a quick train ride I arrived at the always bustling Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. I emerged from the station to be greeted by my friends Jenn and Evan who will be my hosts during this visit. We dropped off my luggage at their place, conveniently located just around the corner, and immediately left for dinner at Grimaldis – my favourite pizza in NYC – well my favourite pizza EVER to be honest.

After devouring a pepperoni pizza, we went over to the Limelight Marketplace – a gorgeous church turned shopping emporium with everything from fashion and accessories to art and home furnishings. It’s three stories of independent NYC boutiques all in one beautiful building. I bought this adorable crocheted crop top there:













I can’t wait to wear it with a high waisted skirt or layer it over a loose flowy tank with skinny jeans! We topped off the night stopping in at a birthday party for one of Jenn’s friends at Chelsea Manor. It was a nice place but definitely too noisy for me! *Yawn* time for bed!

Stay tuned for more NYC updates! G’night!


The shopping, the restaurants, the nightlife…everything! One of my closest girlfriends is lucky enough to live there and by association, I get to have a free place to stay when I visit! Hooray! When Porter airlines offers 50% off flights, I’m crazy not to go for a round trip that costs only $250. With so many unique neighbourhoods and countless department stores and boutiques, it’s impossible to choose a top 3 or even a top 10.

What I’ll try to do with this post, is show you some of my favourite shopping neighbourhoods and some go-to places for great deals and unique styles.

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My flight leaves for NYC today at 4pm and I’ve got my shopping wishlists all ready! Even though Urban Outfitters has stores in Toronto, I find that they have a wider selection in the States so I always try to shop my wishlist when I visit NYC. Urban Outfitters is known for hip, kitschy merchandise but they also have an adorable selection of dainty dresses!

I have my eye on four lovely frocks and I hope I’m able to find them in-store this weekend! View Post

Dainty Girl is going to New York City tomorrow!!! I’m so excited :) I took my first trip to NYC two years ago and have been back 6 times since! It’s pretty addictive with such wonderful shopping, restaurants and nightlife. I LOVE Macy’s at Herald Square and shopping the boutiques in Soho. NYC is the only city where I wish there were 10 meals per day so I can try more delicious restaurants! Definitely need to get some Grimaldi’s pizza (BEST EVER) and for this visit, I’m hoping to try Mario Batali’s Eataly and have some fresh Mexican at Dos Caminos.

I’ll be sure to Tweet updates while I’m there and post my adventures when I’m back on Tuesday! Special thanks to the lovely Jenn Brown for being my host (and a great friend) while I’m there! xoxo