Every Fall, bridal designers and retailers all over make a pilgrimage to New York for Couture Bridal Market!

As we unveil (couldn’t resist!) our 2011 collection and see all our retail partners and other industry friends, we’ll also be stopping by some of our favorite places in the city. So, to get ready for market, we thought we’d share Lea-Ann Belter’s New York with you!

There are tons of amazing hotels in the city, but there is one that holds a special place in our hearts. It’s so nice to get away from the craziness of Market to an oasis like Hotel Elysee.

Hotel Elysee

Hotel Elysee

Every time the Lea-Ann Belter bridal team goes to New York, at some point you’ll find us eating at a Mercadito. Of course, we can’t have every meal there (or maybe we could), but we also haunt Freemans, Hearth, Gobo, and Candle Café.

Mercadito

Mercadito

Don’t forget dessert! No trip would be complete without something sweet from
Baby Cakes, and a scoop of Ginger gelato from Cones.

Baby Cakes
Baby Cakes

In between working, eating, and sleeping, there is always time for shopping. We love hitting Anne Fontaine and Cole Hahn. Then there’s all the fun vintage shops and boutiques in SoHo and Greenwich Village, where we could spend hours wandering around to each and every one.

Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village image source

This weekend is Bridal Market, so stop by next week for our new collections and more “Behind the Seams” from NYC Bridal Market and Lea-Ann Belter!