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St. Regis New York

Oh the glamorous St. Regis New York hotel. I seem to always find myself here if it’s for a photoshoot, to film a video, attend a midnight supper, watch a  New York Fashion Week designer shows, or meet a client at the King Cole Bar for cocktails. Nestled in the heart of Manhattan its unyielding standard of elegance, history, and hospitality make it the perfect place to find yourself for any reason. Having just finished a new redesign throughout the hotel the property feels contemporary and fresh without loosing the formality synonymous with its name.

When Kevin and I wrapped a very intense shoot out in L.A. last week for Volvo we decided to carve out some R&R time, and take a moment to celebrate how far we have come and what we have survived (cough, 3AM call times three days in a row). Since I went for days shooting outside with no makeup, dirty from crawling on the ground and sweaty from standing in the sun, I wanted full fledged romance with crystal chandeliers, red lipstick and high heels.

So we had a little staycation at the St. Regis New York with champagne and oysters, fine dining and dessert followed by sleeping late and lazy morning baths. It was heaven and for a moment, high atop a building in Midtown Manhattan, we felt like two kids drunk in love lost in a beautiful castle in the sky.

StRegis_NewYork_01  Above, Kevin wears his new Ralph Lauren suit as we arrive to the St. Regis with our Hartmann Tweed weekender. Below, I wear a Ralph Lauren white boatneck summer dress and Elie Tahari heels.  StRegis_NewYork_02 StRegis_NewYork_03    StRegis_NewYork_05 StRegis_NewYork_06 StRegis_NewYork_07 StRegis_NewYork_08      StRegis_NewYork_12 StRegis_NewYork_13 StRegis_NewYork_30 StRegis_NewYork_14    StRegis_NewYork_10 StRegis_NewYork_15 StRegis_NewYork_16  There is nothing more New York than having a Martini and an Old Fashioned at the King Cole Bar under the stunning mural by Maxfield Parrish which was recently restored. Afterwards we had dinner in the salon and if you were following my snapchat (AnnStreetStudio) you would have been along for that fun experience with us!  StRegis_NewYork_17 StRegis_NewYork_18 StRegis_NewYork_19    StRegis_NewYork_21     StRegis_NewYork_24 StRegis_NewYork_25 StRegis_NewYork_26 StRegis_NewYork_27 StRegis_NewYork_28 StRegis_NewYork_29  Did you know the St. Regis has a Tiffany Suite? It felt fitting for us to wear our “TiffanyNYMinute” watches for this special date. His & Hers StRegis_NewYork_33 StRegis_NewYork_20 StRegis_NewYork_34 Below, leaving the St. Regis at the last possible minute in my Norma Kamali dress (her clothes are the best for travel! They don’t wrinkle and are wonderfully comfy),  Manolo Blahnik d’Orsay flats and Tiffany watch StRegis_NewYork_35 StRegis_NewYork_36 StRegis_NewYork_37

Think this was romantic?… Take a peek at the St. Regis in Florence

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Ralph Lauren Holiday Bloody Mary

I love this time of year, the seasonal cocktails you sip by the roaring fire and if you’re like me, Nat King Cole’s Christmas song filling the room. Tomorrow I head home to Texas to be with my family and I look forward to the mulled wine, hot toddies, and yes, even egg nog. I like indulging a bit during the holiday season, and there is always something fun about the idea of having a bloody mary with breakfast.

When Ralph Lauren Magazine sent us on assignment to the historic King Cole Bar at the St. Regis Hotel to direct a short piece about a holiday twist on the traditional bloody mary I was all in. I mean, to learn from the original creators of this classic cocktail was such a honor, which you can read all about here.

Kevin and I had such a fun time filming this at the King Cole Bar which is one of my favorite places in Manhattan to have a dirty martini after a day of mid-town meetings. I also love any chance I can get to see behind the scenes of how a place operates and to have such a legendary bartender make nine bloody mary’s for us… for filming purposes obviously.

So cheers! And mom if you’re reading this, can you pick up the ingredients before I get home? 

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See the full story and recipe at Ralph Lauren Magazine  & Happy Holidays! 

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A Travel Giveaway

All images taken with Polaroid Spectra camera and Impossible USA film

A major giveaway for a new generation of global travelers experiencing a new grand tour!

For the past two weeks I’ve shared with you our #GrandTourista journey with the St. Regis and all the wonder, beauty, and romance of Florence. I acquired sweet memories I’ll cherish forever and knowledge about a place that opened my eyes and heart… that’s the power of travel! The St. Regis is generously giving away a 5-night stay at a grand debut hotel of your choice and The Grand Tourista Bag designed by Jason Wu for St. Regis Hotels & Resorts —

Follow @StRegisHotels on Instagram to learn more about how you can win!

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The Finest Silk

Silk has been in Italy for nearly one thousand years, but only one silk house has lasted through the ages.

Antico Setificio Fiorentino is the oldest silk-weaving workshop in Florence, in operation since 1786 with roots back to the Medici in the fifteenth century. There’s such amazing history in the shop… they still use the same 18th century looms (designed by da Vinci!), weave traditional patterns in bottegas, and only use hand-dyed silks without any chemical treatments.

The final product is absolutely breathtaking – rich in color, luxurious in sheen, and a wondrous work of art. It’s no wonder at quality this high they can count the Russian tzar and the Royal Palace of Denmark among their prestigious roster of clients.

  

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