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Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Only Russian Tea Room In NYC

Before heading to The Russian Tea Room, perhaps a bit of food for the heart and soul.

The Carnegie is next door.

The City. I love the contrast , constant contrast, and beautifully choreographed.

I can't help showing so many awning shots, I get all excited with anticipation.

This shot shows what it really looks like at night, when the lights are lowered.

The Russian Tea Room is such a spectacular place. If you go to NYC, and are with anyone you want to show a good time, take them there.

I promise they will never get it out of the heads. It will be permanently filed on their ' Chip '.

I took my daughter there when she was about 6 years old and we had brunch.

We were both dressed up and she was consciously testing her very best table manners.

The waiters were so lovely, and needless to say the presentation of the meal was elegant & amazing to a little girl from Boca Raton.

It was such a memory for me as well.

She will never be that same innocent, beautiful, big eyed little girl again.

We were both so happy that day, we were all smiles, hugs and kisses.

Unfortunately, sometimes money can buy happiness and on that day

The Russian Tea Room contributed to it greatly.
When I was little my parents took me was nothing like this.
It was a landmark of course, and they did take me.
But I remember it being done in the dark maroon-ish reds. It was dark and dingy feeling.

It really does look like this.

The ceiling is gold leafed. They spent something like 6 million dollars on the interiors the last time they restored it. ( within the last 15 years or so )

Seriously, try to get there.
Especially if you have an innocent, big eyed , beautiful little 6 yr old girl .
The Russian Tea Room NYC:
( enlarge any picture for more info and a closer look )

Renee Finberg 'TELLS ALL' in her blog of her Adventures in Design


  1. I remember going there with my mother for the first time in 1979 (yes I'm that old) it was so glamorous and I remember it as you did, dark and maroon colored. Great memories!

  2. i am so glad you remember it in the same way.....
    i am sure my mom will tell me it wasn't
    that shade of red.

    i went a couple of years earlier that that,
    and 'boo hoo',
    i am that old.



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About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

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