A Quick Trip to NYC

Feet in NYCABM in NYC Plane ticketIMG_5224Happy Saturday, everyone! Just thought I'd share a few random photos from our super quick trip to NYC this past week. Elsie, Trey and I traveled to NYC for a fast 48 hour business trip. If you had told me when I was in high school that I would get to travel to cool cities for my job one day, I probably wouldn't have believed you. We usually get to travel a few times a year to have meetings or help with media events with some of the cool companies we get to work with. 

Crafty with Canon eventThis time we got to meet with our friends at Canon at their headquarters for an annual meeting we all do together. Since we've been working with them for a few years now, this was actually our third time visiting them. It's seriously a dream partnership because Elsie and I have been using Canon products for many years (since college!). The content fits well with our goals for our site (sharing great crafting projects), and they are SO easy and fun to work with. We love them!

Above I am being a typical little sister while helping at a media event we hosted at the Nomad Hotel (which has REALLY great food, btw).

Light fixtureStaying at the ace hotelWhat else did we do? Well, we got to stay at the ACE hotel, which is really cool and has a great coffee shop, bar and restaurant attached. But we forgot to take advantage of the Photo Booth in the lobby! Ah! What where we thinking?!

We also ended up wandering into a really casual but great sushi spot nearby (Kirakuya Sake Bar) that I would totally recommend. But, that's about it. Like I said, pretty short trip. 🙂 Thanks for letting me share! Now I've just got to catch up on laundry and emails this weekend. xo. Emma (and Elsie)

Credits // Author: Emma Chapman, Photography: Emma Chapman, Elsie Larson, and Trey George. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

  • How fun! We just moved to NYC a month ago, and are super excited to be here. It’s been a crazy adjustment though! We’re expecting our third baby and on a tiny student budget, so we don’t get to try out all the fun places that I always thought of when I read about New York, but it’s great to get to know slowly too 🙂

  • Just moved to NYC and I’m LOVING it! Milk bar cereal milk ice cream, Lady M cake, and more! Yum 🙂

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  • Lovin’ the perks of your job! A trip to NYC is awesome. It is a very interesting place that will never run out of things to explore. Work will never be daunting if that means being able to travel to places of interest.

  • Sounds like y’all had a really enjoyable trip, even though it was short. Was that awesome star light fixture in the Nomad or ACE Hotel? Just curious. Thanks!

  • Fun fact: I’m called Emma Marie too!!!

  • I love these photos! NYC will always be my favorite city in the world. I’m glad the three of you were able to fit in a little time for fun.

    Happy Sunday ABM team 🙂

  • I’ve been dying to get back to NYC. I think I may need to make a quick trip soon!

  • Sounds like a fun little trip 🙂
    I live in Europe and I hope to visit New York one day!

  • What a great post! I hope you check out the coffee bars that are popping up in Williamsburg! Super fun.

  • Loved the look of that light
    Great post,
    xx Beth


  • Hopefully one day I’ll be visiting NYC for work-related stuff! For now I’m completely satisfied by studying at a college a bus ride away from NYC so that I can go and visit without needing an excuse 🙂 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • where did you get the bag with the birds in the third photo from?

  • Looks amazing, I’m obsessed with that light fixture! Hope you have the best time!


  • I’m hopefully going on a short trip to NYC myself next month. Love the photos — that sushi bar sounds delish!

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  • That looked like such a fun trip. You guys deserve it since you work hard to keep up the blog & give great craft tips. :]

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  • That photo of you with the poster is so goofy and cute! ha!


  • what a wonderful post must be great to work with canon! Ahh I miss New York!


  • Looks like great fun, would love to visit there someday! x

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  • Love the ACE hotel. We live in the northern west coast so we stayed at the ACE in Seattle. It was actually the cheapest at the time and just so neat. Can’t wait to check it out in other cities especially NYC.

  • I know you probably get lots of advice for to laces to eat, but we wandered into the most incredible restaurant in NYC, The Hummus Place, and now it has a few locations! We went twice on our 3 day NYC trip, and everyone we tell goes for seconds, too!

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