4.10.2013

A NIGHT AT THE STANDARD

whenever brandon and i have walked the high line together in the past we've always stopped just under the standard hotel and pointed and squinted and had the same old debate: what do you think it's like in there? do you think it's weird that we can see into their rooms? can they see us walking right below them? there's always a huge party going on on the roof and i always thought if i could have a night in a hotel anywhere in the city, it'd be here. (brandon would choose the mandarin oriental, so let it be known.)

when syd and the girls were in town they were put up at the standard, so on friday night my dreams came true, and i packed me up a little overnight bag. we slumber partied it old school style in one big old bed. it was mama's first night away from baby. after two and a half years! i slept horribly and really, nights off might be overrated when brandon's not involved. but it was fun anyway. 

and yes, you can see into the rooms, and no, there are no shower doors (sexy?) and yes, you can see the people walking down the high line below you in pretty close up detail. 

also i sort of wanted to tuck that leather chair under my arm on my way out the next morning, but i settled for a mini bottle of lotion. you know. 

um and now that i'm thinking about it, this isn't a sponsored post, just in case you were wondering. ;)  (oh blogging.)

31 comments :

  1. this SHOULD be sponsored. seeeesh

    xo the egg out west.

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  2. great shots! sounds like a fab time. i'll have to keep this in mind when visiting nyc. xo

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  3. nothing like a rumpled hotel bed that you don't have to make in the morning.

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  4. Love that you gals had a slumber party :) The hotel looks so nice- have to admit I`m totally weirded out by the lack of shower doors, even if it is supposed to be a sexy touch! But a donut delivery truck more than makes up for that!!

    Some Snapshots Blog
    Jess

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  5. UH! You have fully sold me on the Standard. This is a dream!

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  6. i have a thing for hotels - i'd love to plan a little staycation here in austin for me and the husband since we have so many shi-shi, minimalist hotels around. love the shot of you at the window, by the way!

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  7. The room is gorgeous! Even though its not a sponsored post I kind of loved reading about your time there :)

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  8. Sigh... having general life envy over my favorite bloggers today! Sounds like a fab weekend.

    BTW - where do you get your t-shirts from?

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  9. Looks like a beautiful hotel and so peaceful.
    Nights off are bitter sweet for me. I have lots of fun, but my heart aches for my little guys.

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  10. That place looks amazing!! Doughnut delivery truck?! Oh, boy.

    xo

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  11. Love how you're sitting at the table, with your toes all pointed and such like that's a normal stance. Oh, blogging.

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  12. Love, love that chair and table. I've always wished for a house full of windows, I'd have the blinds wide open without one care about who can see inside, I love sunlight.
    I love my nights away but only at a few hour spurts, I agree full nights off are only enjoyable with my husband in tow.

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  13. lovely

    xx
    http://thepocketbookblogg.blogspot.com/

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  14. funny that you have to say its not sponsored. Well I guess if I were them I'd pay for this post -Hanna

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  15. I, like so many I'm sure, was just LOVING following along via IG while you and the rest of my fave lady bloggers lived it up in ny. the standard hotel looks so gorgeous. might have to try it out next time we visit ny!

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  16. Ahhh the hotel life is the best. :)

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  17. I was in town a few weeks ago and ate at the standard grill...it was my favourite meal of the weekend! I promised myself one of these times I'm shelling out to stay there for one night at least!

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  18. I went to Le Bain once and the bathrooms were so weird. But awesome. Nothing like peeing where the world can see you...

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  19. That place looks amazing! I love the last picture of you!

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  20. well hey! that sounds like a lovely time!

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  21. It looks like a dream. What a fun place to have a girls' night!

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  22. Something so serene and dreamy about these shots, espesh the last one.

    Gorgeous much? YUH HUH! Heh.

    Glad you had a blast, even thought you didn't sleep well (pah!), and that you finally got to experience The Standard. Yay!

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  23. fun! as a new yorker i think it's funny we pick out the hotels we would stay out or are most curious about...my fiancee and i are the same. for us it's the gramercy park hotel.

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  24. this looks like somewhere i would love to stay! they are building an ace hotel in pittsburgh near my house...is it sad that i kinda want to have a staycation just to experience it?! my favorite hotel that i've stayed thus far is the hotel josef in prague last year. i almost died when i saw that prada was having a meeting during my stay! #wannabefashionista

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  25. Dear Natalie,
    I´m from Portugal, Lisbon and I love you blog.
    I read this post and remembered three years ago, when i went to NYC with my husband and stayed in The Standard for a week. It was amazing. The hotel, the food of the Standard Grill and also the Beergarden ( i don´t know if they still have it)... I miss new york.. I also have a blog.
    I guess you will not understand a word because it is in Portuguese, but fell free to follow and see the pictures.
    http://thetinystyle.blogspot.de
    ;-)
    All the Best!
    Margarida

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  26. Love these shots. I was on the high line just a few weeks ago looking up and wondering how much people really can see. This city feels like a fish bowl to me sometimes. I think I need a night away and this might be the place!

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  27. This sounds like so much fun! And a doughnut delivery truck? Adding this place to my New York bucket list!

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  28. I'm in just for the doughnut delivery truck.

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  29. You sit like a dancer! I'll just be here, pretending we'd be friends if i lived in NYC.

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