Friday, February 12, 2010

A child again....

Last week I visited New York for the first time in my life and have instantly fallen in love with the city. There was so much to do and so much to see, five days could only scratch the surface. However, one of the highlights was a visit to the newly refurbished Plaza Hotel on 5th Avenue. Who isn't familar with the Plaza's most famous -albeit fictitious- resident--6 year old Eloise? The creation of Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight and her adventures in the luxury hotel have delighted children and adults since 1955. Of course, the 'new' Plaza could not by pass Eloise and hence a big part of the basement is dedicated to Eloise. I felt like a child again, seeing the all pink little chairs and tables, the party room, the shop and much much more, where today's New York Eloises can come and browse, try on clothes, apply make up, play, watch videos and host their birthday parties.I wanted to join right in the fun.


  1. Will have to read about Eloise before I visit New York. It wasn't on my book shelf in my long, lost childhood.

  2. Not only Eloise but Madeline as well! See: Bemelman's Bar in the Carlusle Hotel. I saw soo much in 5 days and will have to tell you all about it.

  3. What, Huh ?
    World traveler, like you has just been to New York for the first time?
    And fell in love with the place, too?
    Don't worry, young lady; you'll outgrow it !

  4. I can't remember reading about Eloise either - will have to check that out. Loved the puppy on top of your page (of course!).