Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Tales of the Traveling Tote Bloggers Meet in NYC....

A weekend spent with new friends can hardly be shared in one post, so all this week I will post highlights of my weekend in NYC!

I arrived in NYC on a Thursday and met Sarah from Hyacinths for the Soul at the Lotte NY Palace....

....the following day we walked the Highline and ended up in Chelsea Market where we met Linda from Life and Linda and her husband Paul.  We stopped at the Meatball Shop for a quick drink ...

...before meeting others for Happy Hour at Fonda...

Our totes were displayed in the window as we sat down to meet Debbie from Mountain Breaths,  Emily from The French Hutch and their husbands!

Sarah, me, Linda, Debbie and Emily:

The next morning we went to the Russian Tea Room for brunch and met Katie from The Preppy Empty Nester ....

...and Linda from More Fun, Less Laundry, who was celebrating a special birthday!

The Maitre d' took us upstairs to see the glass bear aquarium and the Glass Egg Tree...


...and we took many, many photos!


 After brunch we walked down to the Mackenzie-Childs store...

...and met Greg and his colleagues, who set up a lovely dessert table for us...


...Magnolia cupcakes, brownies, champagne, wine and sparkling water, served on our favorite platters and dishes:

What an exciting day spent with lovely ladies, but we missed our other two members, Rita from Panoply and Jenna from The Painted Apron, who were unable to make the trip!  

Follow along this week to see what else I did in NY!


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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. How fun! Everyone looked so cute together with their totes. What a highlight it must have been to arrive at MacKenzie Childs and enjoy the dessert table they set up for you!

  2. That sounds (& looks) like so much fun! I look forward to seeing more of your NYC adventure.

  3. I LOVE this, Patti! Makes me want to join your troupe! I know some of the ladies but not all of them. I think I need to do a little blog hopping and find the gals I don't know...and I just realized that one of them dropped from my reading list when the blogs I read from my sidebar disappeared.

    You girls are just darling together. xo Diana

  4. Patti, this was a fun get together meeting for our group and it was so delightful to meet you! Jim and I enjoyed our time with all of you in this special place. The only thing missing, Jenna and Rita! Hope you have a wonderful week...........

  5. What a fun weekend we had! I'm hoping we can meet Jenna and Rita some day. Now I'm craving Magnolia Bakery cupcakes! They were so good.

  6. I love ALL of these posts, but Patti, I especially love YOU for bringing us all together in in this common thread of a bag. So special. Never saw it coming.....truth!

    1. Isn't that the truth! I love that quote! Perfect fit for our TT group. Thank you, Patti!

  7. Patti, this post has me wanting an encore! I love NY, but honestly, meeting up with the TT gals was the best time. I giggle at the thought of all of us walking down the sidewalks and across the streets. We definitely were spreading the word about Courtly Check! Thanks for getting us all together in the beginning, for organizing this meet up, and for showing me the NY you know. You were the best roomie, and dining at Ellen's was a new fun experience. I will spread the word for others to enjoy. What a fun venue!
    My box from MacK-C arrived yesterdays, so when I saw your Halloween costume I took a second look at my boxes. Don't think I have one large enough for moi! Clever, clever idea!!!

  8. Such a great time you ladies had, so much fun... Glad that you had a terrific time in NYC.


  9. I've enjoyed seeing y'all's pictures! I know you had a blast. I want to join your club!

  10. Looks like a lot of fun and very memorable! I love Chelsea Market but have not been to the Russian Tea Room. Great pictures!

  11. Oh Patti, such a perfect weekend! And to top it off with champagne and sweet treats at MKC is just a dream!!! Oh how I wish I was there, I have loved seeing every photo and reading every word! That you for being our fabulous leader!!

  12. Great post, Patti. What a fun-filled weekend! It was so nice seeing you and catching up. Have a great week filled with tons of treats!

  13. Lindas imagens e um belo convívio. Abraço e feliz semana.

  14. Patty, it was great fun meeting all of you in NY. Thank you for all that you do. The special dessert was fabulous at MKC. The video was so fun, seeing all of us walking down the street. What a fabulous store. The RUssian Tea Room is gorgeous. I shall treasure these special memories forever.

  15. girls have so much fun! Sure wish I lived closer so I could hang with ya'll....I'd even splurge on a tote!!
    So cool meeting so many fellow bloggers!!