[Photos courtesy of Craig Arend]
Living in New York City for almost 12 years, I feel that at this point I have a pretty good grasp on the city’s trappings, haunts, and ‘hidden spots.’ I am really glad to share, however, that Tiffany & Co. reminded me how lucky I am to live here, and that there is always more to discover, starting with their 37 Wall Street location that I didn’t even know existed!
After an intimate reception at the store, where bubbly and diamonds seemed to go hand in hand, we were given Bloggie videocams courtesy of Tiffany & Co to record the night’s experiences as we boarded a luxe mini bus and stopped at two surprise destinations (click here to check out the video I made in the store with my Bloggie).
The trip around the city was in honor of the launch of Tiffany’s new website, WhatMakesLoveTrue.com, featuring a video by Ed Burns, love stories, romantic sports around NYC, and of course, love stories. The Tiffany experience doesn’t stop at just the ring; it is the whole story leading up to the proposal, the ceremony, the honeymoon, and back to the real world, while keeping the excitement and romance alive.
Back to the tour: the first stop was Italian Wine Merchants, a lovely intimate space that hosts parties, or intimate evenings, that provided us with extraordinary food and drink, putting a smile on everyone’s face.
Next on the agenda was The Raines Law Room, an unmarked basement space on 17th Street that had a prohibition-era upscale vibe to it, with the option of drawing curtains around your lounging space and imbibing on cocktails of retro popularity, with a special orange-flavored one created for Tiffany. Regardless of your relationship status, or if you are a hopeless romantic or love cynic, WhatMakesLoveTrue is so artfully created (as was the evening’s introduction to it) that one can’t help but succumb to the gushy mushy power love!