Gary Inman went to New York this fall as he always does and shares some of his favorite sights below. The interior designer, who is VP, Hospitality at Baskervill, comes for BDNY and is always excited to visit Salon: Art & Design which coincides at the Armory, and quenches his passion for the finer things in life. The remainder of Gary’s time is split between eye-side-open strolls on Madison Avenue from 57th to 72nd (always a stop for macarons at Laduree; he collects the boxes), various hotels, shops, bars and restaurants on his “must see” list, and favorite haunts in the garment district. The former fashion designer, who spent ten years here and misses it every day, perused B&J Fabrics, Mood Fabrics, and trimming shops. “My fashion genes are still very active,” he says.
Then there are social engagements on his NYC itinerary. This year Gary spent time with NYC’s cake queen Sylvia Weinstock. She had made Gary and his wife Leslie Tishman’s wedding cake 30 years ago. They are close friends now. Gary once interviewed her for a Luminary session. “She is one of my greatest mentors and supporters and a cherished and inspiring woman.”
Gary greeted the city with his usual verve, but curtailed his visit when he found out that Miss Pooh, his and Leslie’s cat of 12 years, was in dire health. I mention this unfortunate circumstance because after you check out Gary’s NYC inspiration below, I recommend that you hop on over to Gary’s blog to read incredibly heartfelt prose the cat that saved his life.
In NYC, here’s what captured Gary’s senses and why:
Thank you Gary for sharing your design adventures. xo