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THE ART of SHOPPING by BARBARA HODES

This week’s Column takes you to a small town in Upstate New York with a big personality. Set on the banks of the Hudson River, Hudson is full of things to do, incredible restaurants, and lots of shopping. The streets are lively, the residents and visitors are masked and distanced.. Fall is here, and the antique stores, galleries and boutiques are full of new merchandise. Shop safely, as all the stores are providing sanitizers and social distancing. They want to keep their staff and shoppers safe. Read written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

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This week’s Column takes you back to the streets of Soho. Believe it or not, new stores are opening all over New York. Take a look at some of the best new boutiques. If you cannot visit in person, they all have websites. The streets are lively. Fall is here, and the boutiques are full of new merchandise. Shop safely, as all the stores are providing sanitizers and social distancing. They want to keep their staff and shoppers safe. Soho is always a must visit destination in New York. Read written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

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Bright stores in New York Social Diary
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This week’s Column takes you to the best stores in New York for your Halloween this year. Stores are welcoming shoppers and lots of people are out shopping for Halloween, The streets are lively. Fall is here, and the boutiques are full of new merchandise. Shop safely, as all the stores are providing sanitizers and social distancing. They want to keep their staff and shoppers safe. Read the column written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

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Halloween in NYC

This week’s Column takes you to the streets of Soho. They are coming back to life. Stores will be welcoming shoppers and the storied street vendors are back. The streets are lively. Fall is here, and the boutiques are full of new merchandise. Shop safely, as all the stores are providing sanitizers and social distancing. They want to keep their staff and shoppers safe. Soho is always a must visit destination in New York. Read written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

NYSC shopping in Soho
Shopping in Soho on a busy day

This week’s Column explores some of the best and varied shopping in the city. Madison Avenue is open for business, and The Madison Avenue BID is offering Welcome Back Saturdays 26 September and 3 October. Stores will be welcoming shoppers with discounts and gifts, Fall is here, and the stores are full of new merchandise. Shop safely, as all the stores are providing sanitizers and social distancing. They want to keep their staff and shoppers safe. Madison Avenue is always a must visit destination in New York, and this event makes it even better. Read written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

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New York Social Diary Welcome Back Saturday

This week’s Column explores some of the best and freshest shopping in the city. Greenmarkets are found all over New York’s five boroughs. The original and the largest Market is the Union Square Greenmarket. Come take a look at a few of this market, and a few more in Manhattan. These are neighborhood gathering places. There are strict rules in the markets to keep everyone safe. Everyone in the markets all the vendors and customers were masked and politely social distancing. If you love the food of New York, this is a must visit destination. Read written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

Greenmarkets in New York City
Greenmarkets in NYC

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This week’s Column explores some of the best shopping in the city. The newly built space reflects the multi–ethnic culture of New York. Because it was essential, the food purveyors were always open. Now some of the food heaven stalls are serving take-away again. Whenever I have been in the market all the other customers were masked and politely social distancing. If you love the food of New York, this is a must visit destination. Read Marketing Essex: From Push(carts) to Showplacewritten by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.


The Northeast is starting to open up for travel. This week’s Column takes you on a visit to The Berkshires. The hotels and restaurants are open and spotless, museums are open by appointment only, and nature abounds. Everyone is following social distancing guidelines in Massachusetts. and everyone is masked and respecting one another. And the are happy to great you. Discover a part of New England. Read It’s Great To Be Gilded Again written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

Edith Whartons's Gilded Age home.
Discover The Gilded Age

Phase 2 is here! This week’s Column takes you to Soho and up Fifth Avenue. New York retail is starting to open, both department stores and specialty stores, at all price points. The stores are spotless, and the sales associates are glad to be back. Everyone is following Mr. Cuomo’s guidelines, and everyone is masked and respecting one another Read The State of the Store: A Taste of Shopping Uptown and Down written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.


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Madison Avenue Shopping

Discover what Artists in New York have been doing to Celebrate all our Medical and Essential workers. This week’s Column will take you on a walk around the city. See how Artists have creatively contributed. Boarded Up, But Anything But Boring. Artists Lead the Way. Where to find Art in the city and online, written by Barbara Hodes and NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

Bring some Love into your life. This week’s Column about how and where to help animals in need and yourself at the same time. Give Them Shelter, and They will Rock Your World. Discover amazing Rescues that are dedicated to helping animals, written by Barbara Hodes and NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.



Bring some Spring into your life. This week’s Column about how and where to brighten up your life with flowers and plants in the Gardens of Urban Delights. Where to find foliage in the city and online, written by Barbara Hodes and NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.



Read this week’s Column about how to find the Social Stationery that everyone wants to own. Where to find it in the city and online, written by Barbara Hodes and NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

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Read today’s Column about exploring and shopping in Tulum. Find undiscovered beaches and blue skies written by Barbara Hodes and NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

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Read today’s Column about how to really buy diamonds and colored diamonds, in New York’s own Diamond District, written by Barbara Hodes and NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.

Read today’s Column about some great new stores that just opened in New York City, written by Barbara Hodes and NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.


Read today’s Column about a fascinating collection of handbags, and concierge clothing care Written by Barbara Hodes and NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary,

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Handbags forever

Read today’s Column on London Lights written by Barbara Hodes and NYC Private Shopping Tour, and as seen in New York Social Diary.

Read today’s Column on New Stores in Soho written by Barbara Hodes and NYC Private Shopping Tour, and as seen in New York Social Diary.


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