Afternoon Tea: Bergdorf Goodman

I had a weekend of classic NYC moments: celebrity sightings (Mario Batali eating next to us at Rosemary's  in our neighborhood), a couple hours at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, a visit to The Plaza Food Hall, a Broadway show (Nice Work If You Can Get It with Matthew Broderick & Kelli O'Hara - fun and frothy), and...afternoon tea at the 7th floor restaurant at Bergdorf Goodman, BG. It is divine in so many ways, starting with the Kelly Wearstler-designed space, followed by the tea sandwiches, scones, and mini treats.

Happy 111th Anniversary Bergdorf Goodman!

Bergdorf's is one of the places I go to feel inspired by beautiful design. Last week, I had a rainy day lunch at BG on the 7th floor, one of the most idyllic New York lunch or afternoon tea spots with view of Central Park. Yesterday, after a morning of 4 meetings, I had to walk by and snap a shot of the store all decked out in signature lavender ribbon for its 111th anniversary. The store was founded in 1901 by two tailors, French immigrant Herman Bergdorf, and his apprentice Edwin Goodman. Eventually Goodman bought Bergdorf out. And so it goes.

They've also released a book to honor the occasion, "Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman," where the likes of Victoria Beckham, Tory Burch, Kelly Wearstler, Rachel Zoe, and Vera Wang remember their favorite moments.