New York Restaurants!

New York International Gift Fair is this weekend! Here are some of our favorite places to grab a bite.
John’s Pizzeria
260 W 44th Street
Midtown Theater District

Trattoria Dell’arte
(Excellent Italian & Great pizza!)
900 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10106

Da Silvano
(Italian Classic)
260 6th Ave, near Bleeker St
West Village

Empanada Mama
(Best Empanada’s in NY)
763 9th Ave
Hells Kitchen

Five Napkin Burger
(Cooked to Order Burgers)
630 9th Ave
Hells Kitchen

Minetta Tavern
113 MacDougal Street
New York, NY 10012

Maria Pia
319 W 51st St
New York, NY 10019

Osteria Morini
(Grandma’s Italian)
218 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012

(French Bistro)
9 Ninth Avenue
New York, NY 10014

35 W. 14th Street
New York, NY 10014

El Centro 
824 9th Ave
{short walk from Pier 94, up 55th st)

New York, NY 10019

403 E. 12th Street @ 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10009

Mesa Grill
102 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10011

Bar Americain
152 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019

 We hope to see you at booth 43015 on Pier 94!

Safe Travels and hope you have a wonderful market!

National Orchid Garden of Singapore

When Ed is creating new products, there is nothing more inspiring than to see the real thing. Ed prefers to think of himself as an observer, a simple ‘copyist’ of nature when it comes to creating New Growth Designs. Therefore whenever traveling, Ed likes to take time to visit fresh florists, gardens, nurseries, and farmers markets to get inspired.

Today I want to share a such place of inspiration. The National Orchid Garden in Singapore offers a variety of 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids orchids. Opening in 1995, the National Orchid Garden is the worlds largest. So if you ever are in Singapore, plan on making a stop!

Need some planter ideas?

Terracotta is definitely the signature planter at New Growth Designs. The natural rough clay is something that Ed has always loved, since they have a garden appeal which adds to the lifelike quality of our plants. He is the master of choosing the correct pot to showcase our realistic flowers and plants. But sometimes we have to think unconventionally. A customer called recently to ask if our mini-pots would fit into rain boots.

I have to admit, that is something we hadn’t tried yet, but I “Googled” the idea, and just have to share what I found…

Find many more ideas here. Wow, what a way to keep succulents!