we just had the best trip to nyc, even better we enjoyed it with instagram. i’m pretty much obsessed with instagram. my new motto is “everything is better and looks better with instagram.”

the pictures pretty much tell the story. had the best time with lisa, carolina, hayley, alessandra, jamie, marco, hayley, david, christian, kevin, patrick, sarah, preston, and of course michael.

it was a whirlwind, a mix of work and pleasure- so much fun! thanks to all for the best trip and the best birthday ever! might i add- thank you instagram!


The Carlyle

myrtle topiaries on the street

New favorite store- Creel & Gow

Chinese robins egg blue vases from Balsamo antiques

Deeda Blair

Park Ave.- “seeing red!”

Birthday dinner at La Grenouille

Home away from home- John Rosselli antiques

A Private tour of Hearst Magazines Designer Showcase by Alessandra Branca

Alessandra’s monogrammed sheets in her guest room for Elle Decor

The maritime hotel lobby

Proenza Schouler’s new store in Soho

my favorite patio in nyc- love the stripes!

“riding around” the meatpacking district

Michael hanging out at Bunny Mellon’s

Chinese Ivory vases at Balsamo Antiques

The Antique Textile exhibit at The Met

Inside The Met 1

Inside The Met 2

Inside The Met 3

Inside The Met 4

My Style icon Bill Blass’ contribution to The Met

3 Greek and Roman Gods- My Favorite Picture from the trip!

The Last Supper at Harry Cipriani

A Birthday Surprise! Thank you everyone for the best trip- Thank you Instagram!



All posts and content on this blog are created solely for Mark D. Sikes and are a copyright product of Mark D Sikes, Inc. Please do not use posts without written permission or without linking back and crediting the original source. We do our very best to give credit where it is due. However, if an image is credited incorrectly, please contact me at [email protected] so that I can properly credit the image as soon as possible.


Mark D. Sikes reserves the right to moderate comments and remove any comments that are deemed as spam or are inappropriate or offensive without notice.


Any personal information collected on the site will never be sold or disclosed to third-parties.

Affiliates Disclosure

From time to time, I may feature a sponsored post or affiliate links from which I earn a small commission or fee. These posts will be disclosed as such. All opinions are truly and genuinely my own.