While in New York City we stayed in Harlem. No matter what you’ve heard about Harlem in the past and possibly the bad reputation it once had, Harlem has greatly improved: friendly people, lovely shops, flea markets, fine restaurants, Starbucks, wine shops, grocery stores with a variety of delicious fruits and vegetables (we started every morning with a nutritious, fresh-made smoothie). Morningside Park has a great lookout point to sit and enjoy the view of Harlem.
Bebenoir is a fashionable boutique in Harlem where Jean and I bought some beautiful clothes and accessories. This embroidered hi-lo blouse is so soft and it has a fabulous low-cut back. Jean is wearing her blouse in a recent post and the ring she bought at the flea market in Harlem (also, a necklace she bought at a flea market in Brooklyn).
I love the print of these black and white pants. They’re so light and silky, it feel like I’m not wearing anything! I’ve worn them on a hot day and they feel cool. I can wear them to lounge, entertain and go out. Heck, I could even wear them to bed, they’re so comfortable! Jean bought the same pants, too. We have similar taste!
We enjoyed walking around and shopping in Harlem.
What to do after a fun shopping spree? – relax at the Harlem Tavern for some sweet potato fries and peach beer! YUM! They have a huge sidewalk patio.