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Manhattan Goodies

When I visited New York the first time (not years but decades ago), it was all about shopping clothes and shoes. Meanwhile it is not such a big deal in Austria to get some fashionable pieces to wear a great outfit. So here some true Manhattan shopping pieces, which you would rarely get in Vienna or any other city:

A canvas tote from Bloomingdales for summery breakfast meets with your BFFs.

The – perfect to close – tin box with Original Mints by Dean & Deluca to care in your bag.

Something for your kitchen to remember the flavor of the Pacific (and in my case; for the growing salt collection): Snowflake Salt

And then the best of all: The Scent of New York. A major, full-blown fragrance collection was launched in 2003 by the French perfume expert Laurice Rahme as an homage to a great city. The name of this fragrance collection is Bond No. 9 (which is also the address of its headquarters boutique at 9 Bond Street, in NoHo), and has been a cult must-have ever since the first bottle left the shelf. Going against the grain of most fragrances today, Bond No. 9 restores the grand art of perfume blending.

My choice: For men and women alike, a mélange of sparkling florals and citruses, balanced by a woody-musky détente is my favorite for Spring 2012: The Scent of Peace (Notes: Grapefruit, black currant, lily of the valley, musk)

And how can you make your teenage DD really giving you that beautiful smile? Of course: bring some cute stuff from Abercrombie paired with some rare Five Gum flavors!

And now off to my sofa to enjoy the afternoon with the April Issue of US Vogue …

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