{new york 1: 797 madison avenue}



. . . last week’s very quick trip to nyc was filled with lunch dates and shows, events and soirées, and with a million photographs and so much to tell you, perhaps best to break things up into a few posts so as not to overwhelm . . . first stop was very early last monday morning: mimosas to celebrate the opening of the new flagship tory burch boutique on 797 madison avenue . . .


. . . and there were beautiful brass staircases against rich hardwood floors, floral wallpaper and patterned carpets . . .


. . . and after many emails, skype chats, and nearly a year of her writing for {this is glamorous}, it was wonderful to finally meet laily, in person, and on snow leopard patterned floor coverings . . .

{p.s.} so much more after the jump xo


. . . the store was an absolute pleasure to browse through — five floors of rich colours & textures, gold and mirrors, with no detail left to chance, and every room feeling like a jewel box . . .



tory-madison10above: a gilded coffee service

tory-madison12above: tory with architect & interior designer, daniel romualdez


tory-madison5above: textures & patterns in a dressing room — silk cushions on a velvet bench, grass cloth walls trimmed in gold, and madeleine castaing floor coverings . . .


above: made of ultra-soft suede, the 797 satchel [a favourite] was designed in celebration of the new manhattan boutique


. . . afterward, we [laily & i] stopped by the new ladurée at 864 madison avenue for a few delightfully delectable macarons, and then it was a café down the street, for an early lunch and a latte, and ran into pierce brosnan, who also happened to be stopping in — quite a perfect way to begin the day . . .

{images: all [iphone] photography by roséline for this is glamorous}

21 Notes
  • aww, thanks so much, felicity — so lovely of you to say — and it was nice to finally meet laily in person after all this time — it’s our turn next — somewhere in the middle? perhaps paris? :)


  • Fxoxoxoxo said...

    So glad you and Laily got to meet! You both look beautiful:-)

  • Oh how wonderful, loving the photo’s … Tory Burch is amazing!
    xxx DJ

  • a gift wrapped life — so sweet, sande! thank you & happy you’re enjoying the shots x

    a lovely being — :) yes, and she was so lovely! & there’s more — the next day was the show . . .

    audrey — you must! & happy you like the iphone photos :)

    britt & paulette — thank you xx

  • Just maybe the most fabulous banister EVER.

  • how didn’t I see it before… just as I expected… everything coincides. thank you!

  • Wow, so beautiful!!!!

  • Loved this post! So happy you enjoyed NYC!


  • OMG! Love the mirror armoire, the leopard rug, and the wallpaper in the 3rd. Very chic! Great post!

  • Very beautiful images, can’t wait to see the store myself someday! I love all the colourful designs by Tory Burch, lovely to see that the store is exactly her style, very upper-east side.
    Have a lovely week. x

  • Luxury Monograms said...

    How absolutely fabulous!

  • NauticalWheeler said...

    Love the floor and the handbags and the shoes and maybe everything in this post! lol

  • Great for you to meet this new designer boutique, but I’m not familiar with Tory Burch!!?(Sorry). So I have to check it out. I like the pictures with your iphone!

    Have a great week!

  • Oh it’s so lovely to see you for a change, you are as elegant as your blog.
    That shop would make a wonderful home

  • oh my! a visit to the new tory burch boutique? AND you got to meet Tory?! I’m so envious : )

    x fallon

  • karlita — yes, in the lace dress :)

    and thank you also, for your always lovely & thoughtful comments here everyday, and happy you were able to have a glimpse of the store from a different perspective

    also, now that we’ve ‘met’, you may like this page, if you haven’t already seen:


  • Looks like a wonderfully exciting week for you Rosalie! And your photos are wonderful, it is great when you take us along. XO

  • All the detailing is beautiful and the bag is utterly gorgeous. :)

  • I understood you were the one in lace dress! it’s a pleasure to finally know the voice behind one of my favorite blogs!.. when I saw the title of the post I thought.. oh, I am going to see again the Tory_Madison store.. but I loved seeing totally different pictures.. usually from your beautiful perspective.. plus laily and you in there! pleasure to meet you both

  • I am literally DYING over that stair railing…and the leopard flooring- heaven!!

  • leopard patterned floor! wow.


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