Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Lotte NY Palace and St Patrick's Cathedral, NYC....

Sarah from Hyacinths for the Soul and I checked into the Lotte NY Palace in NYC on a Thursday as we prepared to meet a few of the Tales of the Traveling Tote bloggers.  The Lotte is located on Madison Ave and is a lovely hotel, once owned by Leona Helmsley and the Sultan of Brunei.  

Our room was on the 12th floor and we overlooked the rear of St Patrick's Cathedral:

 What was once The Villard Mansion’s carriage entrance on Madison Avenue is now Lotte New York Palace’s Courtyard, with tables and chairs and at night the trees were lit with spotlights.  We were lucky that each evening the temperatures stayed warm and we could sit outside and enjoy a glass of wine!

Looking up to the 12th floor from the courtyard:

The coffee cart was delivered in style one morning, with shiny silver and a little yellow rose:

Pumpkins were scattered throughout the courtyard raised gardens:

 Across the street was St Patrick's Cathedral.  I visited the church during 5:00 Friday Mass.  The cornerstone of St. Patrick’s Cathedral was laid in 1858 and her doors swept open in 1879.  This church is in the heart of the city and the recent restoration is almost complete:

I can't wait to return!

Come back tomorrow to read about the Highline and Chelsea Market!

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Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. Patti, You ladies lived in style. I love the coffee being served. My granddaughter was just in NYC and toured St. Patrick's. I am so glad it's finish with the restorations. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

  2. Fun seeing the photos, especially of you and Sarah, Patti! Happy Halloween!

  3. Beautiful sights, beautiful friends! The Lotte NY Palace is a lovely place to stay. Can't wait to get back to the city for the holidays.

  4. What beauty! Your room's view and that history - wow!

  5. What a beautiful and elegant spot! You and Sarah were living the royal life! Love all the tote photos!

  6. I was just in NYC and did not visit St. Patrick's Cathedral! I did go to Chelsea Market though and have the $45 sweatshirt to prove it (it was so cold I had to get something!) Maybe you can explain why there were feet coming out of the walls there?!