Friday, February 13, 2009

Last day in the Big Apple.

Well this is the end of 2 weeks of my New York snapshots - I can hear the collective sigh of relief! Here are the last few photographs from our trip and next week we are back to our normal schedule(unless of course I find some fun things to show you when I go to the Okanagan this weekend)


Pearl River Mart
You need to have a full hour to go through Pearl River Mart in Soho and see even just a fraction of what they have to offer. Its an enormous and curious collection of Chinese imported goods that stretches the full width of the block - you can come in the front door and exit out the back - and of course there's a  full basement too. Everything from tea pots to kimonos to chop sticks to pink flocked busts of  Mau Tse-Tung. There's a great selection of inexpensive, traditional decorative items like origami paper, lanterns, streamers and parasols and some less traditional and extremely beautiful embroidered silk quilted garments. This is a wonderful place to buy chinoiserie silk by the yard and tassels and trim by the bucketful. Pearl River is loud, fun and colourful and, as far as Soho stores go, it's the most affordable hour you'll spend south of Houston Street! 




6 comments:

Cicada Studio said...

I love this place- it's just so fantastic.

Pigtown-Design said...

You hit all of my favourite places. In the old days (about 5 years ago), Pearl River was on Canal Street on the top two or three floors above the stalls. You had to know exactly which doorway to enter to find it, or risk ending up in an opium den or a white slave trading ring!

AnnaVallance said...

I know I will never go to NY so it's been a treat to see it through your eyes. Thank you.

Erin @ Bride Design said...

You have certainly shared all the hotspots. I love Pearl River. I got red satin slippers embroidered with a dragon and phoenix there and wore them at my wedding reception for dancing the night away.

Pfeiffer Photos said...

I exclaimed aloud at sight of the first birdcage photo! I said, "Oh my gosh, Fiona, I love it!" Did you hear me over there? The red lanterns are also fab (crop out the peeps and that shot would be just golden!)

Thanks for giving such a wonderful tour of NYC!

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, Friend! oxo

Brittany Noel said...

I love those multi-colored lamps! And all the cages. and all the dishes!

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