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A Page out of a Storybook


Winter is a little more than a month away but the conditions outside are a hint that it will be here soon. It is cold and blustery here in NYC. I usually start my hibernation about this time of the year. True, I have an aversion to the cold, even as a child, I am captivated by the snow and find it consoling to watch, but from indoors!

So what is a "climate-challenged" girl to do? I visit my favorite places of course. Yesterday, I migrated uptown to one of the most enchanting bookstores in NYC, The Albertine Bookstore. Since it is a French bookstore, most of the books are in French, but they do have books in English as well.

As I fingered through the books, looking for a short poetry book, I meandered up the narrow stairs where the shop becomes a page out of a storybook. The Albertine is known for its painted ceiling. 

Albertine’s ceiling – a hand-painted mural of constellations, stars, and planets — was modeled after the extraordinary ceiling of the music room at the Villa Stuck in Munich, Germany, crafted by Franz von Stuck (1863-1928).

When visiting New York City, be sure to add the Albertine to your list of things to see, it's one of NY's hidden gems.

Reminder - DiFiore New York gives a percentage from sales from our Dog designs to non-profit animal shelters.

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