Tuesday, January 13, 2015

N.Y.C. and H&M Home

Hello friends, I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.  I spent the holidays visiting with family and friends in New Jersey.  It was an enjoyable trip with my daughter.

While visiting N.J. we took the train to N.Y.C.  I made a promise to my daughter for her 18th birthday we could explore New York.  My sister, niece and cousin tagged along making the entire experience even more memorable!

We visited on December 26th, so all the Christmas decorations were still up.  The streets were crowded, but there was so much to see.  N.Y.C. is seriously so beautiful at Christmas time. 











My niece!

My cousin!





My daughter!



My sister!










I've been admiring H&M's home furnishings for months, online.  I was so excited to visit their flagship store.  The entire fourth floor is dedicated to their home collection.  Lots of beautiful home decor ideas.  It's easy to stay within budget with their affordable prices.























Me!

Thank you N.Y.C. for such a great time!

55 comments:

  1. Love seeing NY through your eyes, Brandi! Wow! I've never seen H&M's home store either. I would go crazy - the prices seem unreal for some of those items like that glass dome for $5! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I didn't even know H&M had a home line!! I have to check that out for sure! You covered a lot of ground in NYC...looks like you hit all the big spots! I bet it was a great day...and exhausting! ;)

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  3. Hi Brandi!! I've always wanted to visit NYC! I can't wait to cross that off of my bucket list someday :)

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  4. looks like such a fun time Brandi!! I love all of your pictures. Glad you got to spend that time with Jade.

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  5. Wow. Wow. Wow! So many fun photos and beautiful faces!
    Happy birthday to your daughter!!
    Welcome home, Brandi :0) I hope that you also had a wonderful holiday with your family!
    Thanks for showing us photos of your trip. I've never been to NYC, but it's on our travel list :0)
    Have a great week sweet gal,
    Suzanne

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  6. Looks like you had a lot of fun Brandi on your mother daughter trip! I've never been to NY but that's one place my husband wants to visit, so one day I guess. Love the black and white snapshots of the crowds.

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  7. Oh my that looks like fun! Your photos are amazing and let me say that you have beautiful girls in your family! I would love to visit that store....the prices look great.

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  8. I love love love New York. I don't go in the winter...my bones can't take the cold but I do love going during the summer. It's so busy there but I love it. Happy New Year to you

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  9. What a fun trip! Your photos are gorgeous, and H&M Home?! How did I miss this when I was in NYC in the fall?! I'm kicking myself because it looks incredible. I think that means I'll have to take another trip for a little "research." :) Have a great day!

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  10. I love NYC at Christmas! It is my favorite time to visit. I would have to add an extra suitcase just for all of the fun things at H&M Home -- I hope that all of the stores start carrying it soon.

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  11. Looked like a WONDERFUL time! Thanks for sharing!!! Happy New Year!

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  12. What a fun trip and those are really great pics. Spending time with my family is one of my favorite ways to unwind, too. Add in shopping and it's even more fun... :)

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  13. Thank you for all of the pictures Brandi!
    NYC used to be my weekend get-away when I lived in New Jersey.
    I still love it to this day! So much to see and do in that wonderful city.

    Happy New Year to you!
    Audrey

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  14. Love your pics Brandi! I enjoyed the snapshots on IG too. Looked like a very fun trip! It's also nice to "meet" your sister and cousin:-). Your daughter's smile is just magical. Lovely!

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  15. Well, first of all, you have a beautiful family! So neat that you got to spend the holidays with them! I'm so jealous you got to visit an H&M with a home collection!!! I would have gone wild in there with those great prices! :)

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  16. Hello Brandi, What an exciting adventure. That is probably the closest I'll ever get to the Big Apple. Up until about two years ago our small town consisted of a WalMart and a few tidy shops downtown and downtown is three blocks long, LOL. I can not imagine the amazing shopping in New York City and the choices. Then there is the other side to it, The Crowds, I think that might have stressed me out and spoiled my visit. I would be afraid of getting separated from my daughter and family . . . I can not believe how many people there were on the sidewalks. Wow! It was a very interesting post. Oh, I loved the big smile on your daughter's face, it was easy to see that she was enjoying every minute of it :)
    I am celebrating my three year blogging birthday with three Give-A-Ways, please come over and get in on the fun.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  17. Glad you had a wonderful visit! I love NYC but have never been there at Christmas. Going to have to do that at some point, but no idea when. For looking ( can't afford things there) I love the little design houses in Nolita and all the fun little stores (and restaurants) in Greenwich and the uber hip Chelsea. That being said, the crowds drive me crazy but I have to have a little personal air space around me.

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  18. I love H&M home! I stopped there this past Summer and bought the gray and white floral bedding for my daughter it looked like a Schumacher pattern! I just started a cleans so seeing that pizza makes me drool!! I Love NY!

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  19. You were in the fashion district and on 42nd street. You definitely went to the cool spots. And I love H&M in the city which is why I'm always there lol. Wonderful photos.

    Kay of Pure & Complex
    www.purecomplex.com

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  20. I love the portraits you took of your family. I think all your photos are great photography. I was in New Jersey early December , but I didn't go to NYC. I'm sure it must be very festive in December. Great fun you had with your family!

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  21. NY is just perfect during the holidays and you captured it perfectly!!!! Love it! H & M home rocks!

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  22. What a fabulous trip! I would love to go back and visit soon, as it has been years!! I need to check out H&Ms home selection.

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  23. The pics look awesome but big cities so intimidate me since I live in a very small one. TFS Janice

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  24. Welcome home Brandi! Oh my what a wonderful time to be in NYC! As a former New Yorker, I must tell you, I wasn't aware H & M had a home decor floor. I bet you did a bit of shopping while you were there, lol...

    Happy Birthday to your daughter. Just look at that infecticious smile of hers. New York City looks wonderful through your eyes and your family is gorgeous!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing...

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  25. Oh my goodness, that cloche was $5!!!??? Sounds like an amazing experience. I know you had to enjoy yourself. You have such a beautiful family! Happy New Year. :-)

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  26. Welcome back, you were missed. New York City with your familia at Christmas time = swoon.
    Don't tempt me with H&M, I'm redoing my whole house on a strict budget.

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  27. What a great birthday present to your daughter! I have never been to NYC but would would love to go...oh the H&M home store looks divine...

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  28. Hi Brandi, Happy New Year. Looks like a fabulous time had by you and your family in NYC. Happy Birthday to your dear daughter. What a wonderful gift. Love your pics!! H&M is a wonderful place and I could do some major shopping there. The rug at the end is awesome!!
    Blessings and Hugs

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  29. Thanks for taking us along on a fun family outing!

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  30. Brandi, Enjoyed seeing NYC through your eyes. Don't know where I've been but I totally missed that H&M had a home section. It looks amazing. I'm going to check them out online and will definitely put them on my to see list on my next trip to NYC. I'm sure your daughter enjoyed her trip.

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  31. Sounds like such a fun trip!! I have been wanting to purchase something fro H&M's home line, but I don't have a store that sells the home goods locally, and I am weary of purchasing online. I am really hoping our local H&M starts to carry the home line soon!

    jennifer@decoratingdelirium.com

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  32. Hi Brandi, it looks like you all had a wonderful trip. I love NY too. It's a great place to visit, so many exciting things to do and see. Your pictures are wonderful and your family is beautiful. I cant believe your daughter is 18 already. Happy belated birthday to her.

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  33. What a great pictorial of NYC! You captured it so well. And I had no idea H&M had home goods... can't wait to check them out. Welcome back!

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  34. I love your pictures. I actually went with my sisters & daughter too in December (for her 8th birthday) I really enjoyed it, eventhough it was crazy packed. We saw Kimora Lee (she was all Heeeey!). We also saw the tree@Rockefeller, the light show, American Girl, and some other little kiddo stuff. It was a great time, I'd really like to make it an annual tradition. I can't wait to check out H&M Home!! The pics and the prices are calling, thanks for the reminder, I know what I'm doing tonight :)

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  35. what great photos that you captured! Looks like all of you girls had a great time! H&M home decor.. are you kidding me. I gotta go check that out now!!!
    Happy New Year.

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  36. What a wonderful time for you all! It looks so exciting. I didn't know H&M had a home department. Looks great!

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  37. I didn't know H&M had home decor! Wow!! :)

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  38. It looks like a pretty amazing trip... I'm drooling over the H&M prices.

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  39. Brandi, looks like you and your family had an amazing time. Love the photos! Have a great day friend!

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  40. So what did you come home with? I suppose that's another post. So much fun! Love I loved taking my kids to NYC and what a bonus to be with family. Glad you had a great time.
    The Other Marian

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  41. omg!I literally adore NYC!yr pics made me travel!
    mygenerouslife.blogspot.com

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  42. I absolutely love your photos. I have been to New York but it has been decades. Thank you so much for sharing, I really enjoyed this tour.

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  43. Dear Brandi,

    Your photos took me to walk beside you. Sure it was all very good and fun. As for H&M really is a fantastic store. You did very well to photograph the price. I noticed before and after with the discount. You know what? Living in Brazil, especially in Rio de Janeiro, is to a billionaire or an ET!

    Happy New 2015!

    Greetings!

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  44. Wow, all of that looked so fun! I would love to take my daughter to NYC and do that same thing some day!

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  45. How cool. Looks like a fun day in the city.

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  46. Gorgeous photos. Looks like a fab time with the other ladies in your family.

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  47. Neat! I didn't even know that H&M had a home section. Looks like y'all had a fun trip!

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  48. I'm so happy you had a wonderful time in NYC. It's a great city, isn't it? ;)

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  49. Enjoyed your pictures! I had NO idea that H&M had a home line. Oh, the things I'm learning from you!! Have a great weekend!

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  50. Happy 18th Birthday to your daughter! What a memorable birthday this must've been for her....I'm sure she will cherish that day for a lifetime! Go Brandi for keeping that promise to her! I've never been to NYC, but I really want to go during Christmas and experience the holiday season in all its glory! I never even knew H&M had a home section....how exciting! Too bad I don't have a home to decorate :p!

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  51. Very beautiful pictures; I like the way you inserted your picture and that of your daughter and other family members into the pics. Also, I never knew before now that H&M does home decor.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

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  52. Great pics of New York.. It's been a while since I've been there.. And that pizza ..oh my god!!! One of the things I miss so much from back home .. Im ready to go back and get my eat on!

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  53. Such great pictures of NYC! Looks like such a great time! What a great gift to your daughter!

    And I had no idea H&M had a home line! I'm going to go crazy now, haha.

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  54. Love the bright hanging stars!

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