1.06.2011

Smell Success! ...and the Crosby Street Hotel NYC

"Success is a Job in New York"

...The name of the eau de parfum we purchased for our
daughter who works in New York 
for her 23rd birthday. 

Bond No. 9 's fabulous, unisex fragrances are available at four stores in New York, and at Saks Fifth Avenue and Harrods.  
The headquarters and address of Bond Street No. 9 is around the corner from where our daughter,  Alexandra (aka Alie) went to school at NYU.  

The store was a frequent after class diversion.




Bond's mission: To restore artistry to perfumery, and to mark every New York neighborhood with a scent of its own.

I hope they skip "August in Midtown before Garbage Pick-up."


Happily, I went to the Saks perfume counter, where I proceeded to try all the HEAVENLY complex scents. Some of the notes in "Success Is a Job in New York" are bergamot, cardamon seed, Mandarin, coriander, pimento and patchouli.

My favorite was...  
"Washington Square"This scent seemed more floral and light. 




The sales person gave me lots of free samples with my purchase.  


Go have some fun picking out your favorite scent.  Even if you do not buy anything--you'll walk out smelling great.





Speaking of New York,
here we are in our room at  The Crosby Street Hotel in SoHo when we visited Alie last summer.  Notice the great steel windows.
Our room design, and other rooms...

Fun colors, head boards, pillows and ottomans in each room.


Best wishes,
Mary Ann
And Happy Birthday, Alexandra


33 comments:

  1. I love all of the headboards in the rooms.

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  2. Outstanding, Mary Ann!

    This is a really good post! I love the steel windows.

    xo


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  3. fabulous rooms...gorgeous post today too!
    hugs
    lila

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  4. Love the artsy bottles, Mary Ann! I love to try new perfumes.
    These rooms are amazing. Love the bed linens.
    Your daughter is beautiful. Isn't it wonderful to have a daughter?
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  5. Thanks! Serious about trying out the perfume...and I am not a big perfume person. It is a fun little excursion.
    Mary Ann

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  6. What a fantastic hotel! I think I'll look into that one for my next trip to NYC!

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  7. Love that hotel! I go to NYC all the time and that is where I am staying next, blogged about it a while back... Enjoy!

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  8. Wonderful hotel! I'm going to NYC soon! ooohhhh it's going to be freezing! But I love NY! Great post!

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  9. I love that Hotel and the decor is to die for.

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  10. Beautiful rooms. We had such a great time in NYC during Christmas of 2008 -- Such a fun place to visit....sounds like you had a beautiful perfume day!

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  11. Lovely mother-daughter duo.
    You must miss her so much!
    But of course, be popping
    your buttons with pride : )
    Loved the brief escape to NYC!
    xx Suzanne

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  12. I wanted to let you know that I have given you The Stylish Blog Award!
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  13. Have been meaning to get a sample of this, sounds so intriguing! Great shots of the Crosby!

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  14. What a fun trip and how lucky she is to have a Mom that is cool enough to buy an up and coming fragrance. I love to go perfume shopping, one of my fav things to do.It is just so girly to do with a friend. I can spend all day at the perfume counter, Kathysue

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  15. Mary Ann, thank you so much for your kind comment. I appreciate your thinking of me.

    Looks like a great place to stay...

    many thanks and all my best, donna

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  16. That hotel looks lovely. A great post. Wishing you a good week ahead, Love from London xo

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  17. Thanks for visiting my blog Mary Ann! I will be sure to check out Bond No. 9 when I'm in NYC next! :)

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  18. How fun of a Mom are you? And the Crosby hotel, I really want to stay there!

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  19. Mary Ann, looks like a great spot to stay next time I'm NY.
    I'd love to get a wiff of that fu fu juice too!

    Thanks for dropping by my blog.

    Megan

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  20. Hi Mary Ann, I posted a quote from your blog on mine today. Thanks for the smile :) xo Sherri
    http://sherricassaradesigns.blogspot.com/2011/01/blogger-awards-other-ramblings.html

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  22. Dear Mary Ann,

    I love your blog! Congratulations. I am so glad Netta let me know about it. I need all the inspiration I can get while attempting to decorate our new home in Tennessee.

    Happy New Year and hugs to you all!

    Love,
    Christy

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  23. Mary An,

    I'm here just to wish you a great week, ok

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  24. Love those headboards. And the steel windows!!! Sigh!! My first time here. I'm going to do a little looking around. Have a great day. Mona

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  25. Just popped back to tell you that I really like your kitchen renovation. What a terrific beverage center! And your explanation of the classic, casual , home with visuals was great.

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  26. Christy: I don't think I have your email address. Netta says your home in Tennessee is gorgeous and huge! And you have great antique shopping.
    Happy New Year to you!
    Mary Ann

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  27. Mary Ann,
    Thanks for your note on my last post. I'm not sure if you've visited before, but if so, I regret not immediately viewing your blog - it is absolutely fabulous. I've viewed every page and each little detail in every image. Your kitchen and bathroom makeovers are wonderful.

    I love connecting with new people, especially those that I share common interests/ideas. I love your style. It's going to be very fun to 'follow' you.

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  28. Just found your blog and am following! M.
    www.interiordesignmusings.blogspot.com

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  29. those perfume names are too perfect and that hotel is quite a find!

    congrats on all your Stylish Blogger Awards -- Design Chic gave you one as well. Yay!

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  30. Love the Crosby! My daughter was angling for one of the Bond perfumes as well (the Lexington) but settled on the Chloe. Your daughter is beautiful - I have a son the same age :-)

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  31. MA,
    My email address is:
    Christy@christyfalco.com
    :)
    Christy

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  32. NYU is my daughter's dream! What did she study? Did she love it there?
    Sorry about all of the questions!

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  33. What a fantastic hotel..Hotel Design ..I love all of the headboards in the rooms.

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