Do you ever have grand plans for a trip? Restaurants you must go to and places you must see? I think when you travel somewhere you can get “eyes bigger than your stomach,” and not only for fabulous food. I was constantly on the go and unable to take as many chic in NYC pictures as I would have liked, but on my non-uber driven routes I was able to snap some everyday upper east side images that have the ultimate curb appeal.
As you will see, many of these NYC townhouse entries were in the halloween spirit and welcoming of the cool fall weather. Most of all, the city-lined hedges and potted boxwoods by the doorman’s post are almost enough to make me stop using “y’all” and start taking the subway. Enjoy this small selection of photos and note that these are from the iphone (apologies for any poor clarity/editing).
Mirrored potted spiraling topiaries showcase a classic black door. I love the iron work against the windows.
A beautiful topiary flanked entry at night.
A flawless and intimate green garden courtyard.
A mix of height and hedge. Why don’t more places (besides cities) line their hedges with petite open iron fences??
Green that is abundantly round and full of dimension.
Perfect sidewalk pots arranged for fall.
Incredible lighting and landscaping in front of this building with central park views.
The divine corner of boxwood and boxwood.
This potted boxwood with ornamental cabbage lining is slighting overlooked with the copious amounts of halloween decor. How fun to do this in the city?! My only concern is, wouldn’t people steal these things?
A sweet brick townhouse courtyard. I wish I would have captured the beautiful hedges within.
A townhouse of an interior designer that has been featured on the blog. A perfect mix of mums and pumpkins. I wish you could see the entire building with boxwoods lining each window sill!
Sadly, I got the cars in this picture. How fun is this exterior decoration with the birds and purple webbing!?
My favorite block of potted glory.
At first I was convinced that this older gentleman was in the way, but it is very clear he made the picture wonderfully classic, against a beautifully classic city home.
Architecturally significant, stately, and stunning.
The iron work on the windows is fantastically finished. I also admire the framework detail around the door.
This picture does not do this oversized potted boxwood justice. Large in size and superbly scaled against the large columns and stairways.
Hope your Tuesday is as sweet as a rose macaroon.