It has been quite some time since my last IKEA visit. Past visits included purchases for Office Projects, Kitchen Projects, Guest Room Projects, Custom Closets, and of course the general need for Storage Space!! I am no stranger to the arrow pointing on the floor to move in the right direction or head to the Marketplace.
This particular visit was to “just look” and get ideas for client’s as well as my own future projects. I had so much fun checking everything out and getting ideas for all of us!
Below are ten things I think are awesome at IKEA right now !
1.Mirrors– They have a wide assortment and of course great price points. These two were my favorite.
2.Light Fixtures- I have always wanted the Huge Flower Snow Ball forever and it was still here to tease me.
There were new ones to adorn too!
3.Office Chairs-These were very comfortable and with color options!
4.Bedding Inspiration- IKEA always have fun fabrics and textiles- New Bed Linens and Duvets add a lot of bang for a little buck when you need a change.
5.Storage Carts that look cool!
6.Timeout Circus Tent! I am not going to explain
7.Book Shelves – IKEA has got this one down, no need to shop around
8.Case Goods– Functional, Sleek, and beautiful. I love the new Stockholm collection
9.Plants and Flowers. Both real and fake they are beautiful! $2.00-$10.00
10.Barware– I got very excited when I saw these glasses! I just came back from NY and at the Bergdorf Goodman’s restaurant they had very similar water glasses!!! Thank you IKEA for bringing Bergdorfs to me at a price I can afford! $2.99 each
A fiery red orange velvet couch! Jonathan Adler would agree!!! Take me Home!!!
A Tea Infuser pot! $9.99
And that concludes the Summer List Wants and Needs at IKEA!
The way Audrey Hepburn adores a visit to Tiffany’s is how I feel about a visit to Bergdorf Goodman’s.
Gazing at the spectacular window displays gives me an immediate adrenaline rush!
I get so inspired by what I see, my love for fashion takes hold of me all over again.
Upon the revolving doors I know sensory overload is upon me . What I see, touch, hear, smell, and taste will all be wonderful.
I will see beautiful, extravagant, luxurious clothes, purses, and shoes displayed gorgeously.
I will touch exquisite fabrics of silk, cashmere, feathers, and satins.
I will hear music setting the mood. and I will smell bouquets of flowers with the latest perfumes.
I will taste a chilled bubbly champagne as it washes down my delicious meal!!
My appreciation in experiencing such luxury is so I can understand it and then adopt the look, and style into what I can afford. A luxurious lifestyle can be obtained on a variety of budgets. This formula has worked for me forever. Knowledge is power!
On this particular visit I was excited to experience a new pop up shop located on the 4th floor. Linda’s.
She describes it as a fantasy closet.
As I entered it was a cornucopia oozing with well just about everything of this and that! It was a little boutique exploding with colorful extravagant merchandise.
If the merchandise was not displayed with perfection it could have misrepresented all the beautiful items that we were to appreciate so much!
Also on the 4 th floor are many couture designers. Chanel, Armani, Oscar de la Renta, Celine and many more. I enjoyed gently touching the garments, seeing the cuts, and designs , embellishments, craftsmanship- in other words, seeing and touching the BEST!
The 7th floor houses home decor and the restaurant Bg. On previous visits, I enjoyed the Collection of Vintage china. It was mismatched and eclectic very similar to my own collection which I enjoy daily.
The restaurant is beautifully decorated by Kelly Wearstler with simple elegance. Chinoise birds and fleur wallpaper, white tablecloths, chic water glasses and place settings.
The gentleman waitstaff wore white jackets. Surrounded by all this beauty it was only proper to order a glass of crémant d’alsace, les natures champagne! I am always in celebration mode at Bergdorfs! As I looked around I felt as if everyone was happy to be there also!
My lunch consisted of two first courses: BG devilled eggs, baby arugula, crispy pancetta, followed by Seared diver scallops, artichoke ricotta ravioli, truffle beurre blanc, shaved truffles, warm bread and butter and one wrapped chocolate to satisfy my sweet tooth! It was an expensive lunch but I think it is necessary to treat yourself once in awhile and indulge!
The Shoe Salon was my last eye candy of the day.
Shoe porn is definitely happening at Bergdorfs!
And at the highest level you can imagine. $$$$$
I lusted as I always do at the beautiful shoes and enjoyed watching the participants in the act of browsing, trying on, and purchasing. Most amusing on all counts.
On a final note I had the pleasure of sharing this experience with my wonderful friend Melissa. It was her first time at Bergdorf’s and I look forward to my, our next visit!!