There has been a bit of an absence here on the blog for good reason. I promise. I mentioned that Polyvore flew 12 members, one of them being myself to NYC for an amazing meetup with both Polyvore and Farfetch. There was a lot going on, on the home front (remember the flood?) before I left so I didn’t have the opportunity to research in depth what was on the itinerary. So imagine my surprise when my “driver” (seriously, Polyvore rolled out the red carpet for us!) pulled up to this amazing luxury hotel in Soho.
Upon checking in at the Soho Grand Hotel, I was greeted with a fabulous welcome bag full of wonderful treats from Polyvore. I can’t even decide what my favorite item in the bag was but the impressively soft Polyvore tee was probably top on the list and then a delicious cookie from Dean & Deluca that seriously hit the spot after being up all night on that incredibly long (but SO worth it) journey from Honolulu to New York City. Did I mention I ALWAYS wanted to go to Dean & Deluca, I’ll admit it was because I watched every episode of Felicity. But still, knock that one right off the bucket list, it was everything I imagined and more.
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The Soho Grand Hotel is located in the heart of Soho and is famous for being Manhattan’s first luxury downtown boutique hotel. Did we see famous people during our stay?? Yes, we sure did! MANY! One of my absolute favorites in the way of fashion. What Not to Wears, Stacy London. Living in Hawaii I’ve conditioned myself to control being Starstruck, so no tears and OMG’s out loud. Whew, good thing for her! I also shared the elevator with a famous news anchor. I acted like I had no idea who he was and just continued on with the small talk…..because let me be honest, I couldn’t really remember which network he was with. I should probably watch the news more often.
The architecture was truly magnificent and would you take a look at that staircase?! From the artwork, grand staircase to all of the vintage light fixtures it was truly a sight to see. After a fun day of touring Edon Manor and Kirna Zabete a few girls and I sat in the lounge shown in the last photo and talked about all things creative until nearly 1am. It was so refreshing to spend time with people that truly have the same interests as myself and who are so beyond talented there are no words. It was the perfect place to kick back and share stories and experiences in our creative worlds that we are all so passionate about.
The hotel is the center of all things trendy and the perfect place to stay to really take in all Soho has to offer. The service I received at the Soho Grand Hotel was outstanding from the moment I stepped onto the side walk into the hotel and throughout my entire stay. I’m so incredibly grateful to Polyvore for making this such an amazing experience. Be sure to check back next week for more about this fantastic trip!