Monday, April 27, 2015


Madison Avenue is home to some of the most extravagant shops in the entire world. Approximately 150 luxury designer clothing boutiques, jewelers and hair salons call the glitzy avenue their home including Ralph Lauren, Baccarat, Carolina Herrera, Vera Wang, Mulberry, Giorgio Armani, Jimmy Choo and Christian Loubotin. Madison Avenue's advantages is Fifth Avenue's higher profile, which keeps crowds at bay. Named after Madison Square, which was named in the honor of former President James Madison, this historical avenue embraces the diversity of New York by maintaining lots of character and enchantment. Most of the shopping on Madison Avenue is located between 57th and 80th Street. That is just a short hop from the Salisbury Hotel!
Take a look at this brilliant map that shows the businesses along Madison Avenue. If you get hungry, try Fred's that is located at Barneys department store (660 Madison Avenue at 60th St.). They're open for lunch, dinner, and cocktails daily with brunch on weekends. Or on your way back to the Salisbury Hotel stop by The Plaza Food Hall that we have mentioned previously on our blog post about the "Best Food Markets in NYC".
Ralp Lauren flagship store at 867 Madison Avenue (72nd St.)

Thursday, April 16, 2015


 We got to chat with our shining star of the front desk, Keli, and ask her few questions about her true passion for acting and theatre, including her tips for theater lovers.

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Keli Laing. By day, I am a front desk agent at the lovely midtown, Manhattan boutique hotel, The Salisbury. By night (and my days off), I am an aspiring actress, writer, and director who just so happened to finally write, direct, and produce her very first showcase.

Tell us more about the play that you wrote and directed?

It's called 'For The Love Of It...' and its a play about following your heart's true desires. Broken up into three one acts, the audience gets to take a look at the lives of several New Yorkers who are dealing with the trials and tribulations of life and love in the Big Apple. 

How does New York City inspire you? Are there any special places you go for inspiration?

This is where it's at! This is where you come to be inspired. By all the different walks of life you pass by every day. By all the different businesses that continuously go up in the hopes to making a difference in life. By all the different classes and courses that are offered here to better sharpen any skills and/or talents you may have or want to have. Yes, life moves super fast here, but that is because everyone you're surrounded by is working hard. Even if you try to avoid it, after a while something sparks something in your mind to give "something" a try. 

What would you recommend for theater lovers to see and do in New York City during their trip?

Definitely go down to a TKTS booth. There are several to check out. That is where you can find great discounts on Broadway and off-Broadway shows. However, you must go the day of and it is first come first serve. I also recommend looking up whats playing at some of the independent movie theaters throughout New York. There's so much beauty in those independent films. 

If you're in town on April,19th, come see my play in downtown, Brooklyn! Tickets are available at