Blogtour NYC | Day 1 | Media Breakfast and Jetlags

After the first night of meeting up with the other bloggers and a dinner around the corner, where we met some of the sponsors over a drink and a delicious meal. Most of us European bloggers went to bed early, being awake just after 4 o’clock again! As the city was calling like mad, we text-ed over Twitter [Being our contact line during the whole week] and had an early morning walk through Central Park. I felt so being in New York when I saw lots of people running in  the early morning sun.

Then of in the cars to a Media Breakfast, sponsored by BlancoPoggenpohl and Silestone Consentino downtown at the Poggenpohl showroom where we had the chance to look around, chat and make pictures. It was a sunny day and It was nice to walk to the next stop… leading us through W 18th Street, where my eye spotted an amazing restaurant, where I went back later to photograph the interior and to drool over he concrete walls I spotted before.

Next stop was Michael Aram Flagship Store located in a 19th-century
carriage house in the Chelsea neighborhood. We had a glimpse into his studio where he sketches and paint ideas before bringing designs with him to India to handcraft samples with skilled
artisans. Michael talked with passion about his travels, his work and design. He took us upstairs and gave us a sneak peek into his future collection. I had a lovely talk with him afterwards about the beauty of imperfection, he truly is a very inspiring person.

We then had a little tourbus waiting for us that took us on a Luxery Real Estate tour – Sponsored by Miele and Corcoran Real Estate – We saw some amazing apartments that you normally do not get to see, unless you can spent a 7 million dollar for your apartment! I went out and step on the balcony…. I was terrified to be honest … But what a view! 

We ended the day at the Miele Showroom at the Architects & Designers building for drinks and a special blogtour dinner event. Chef Joey Campanaro of Little Owl, prepared a local, seasonal menu using Miele appliances. A great meal and great night that we finished at the bar with some, how else could it be, interesting talks about blogging and work. 

All pictures (C) Vosgesparis

BlogtourNYC 2013 is sponsored by 
Miele USA – Silestone – Poggenpohl – Victoria + Albert – Barber Wilsons – Blanco – Du Verre – Mr.Steam –NKBA – Jenn-Air