pink-spring-blossom-nyc-11. On Sunday, I visited the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx for the first time – what a beautiful oasis inside of such a hectic city. I loved it!kate-spade-home-store-nyc2. The Kate Spade Home store downtown is a beauty to behold. Check out all that spring bling, too!central-park-bridge-at-sunset-magic-hour3. Golden hour in Central Park never ceases to disappoint!yellow-tulips-central-pakr4. I found more spring bling in the form of these yellow tulips.hillarys-blinds-colourful-patterned-roller-blinds5. Choosing blinds with graphic pattern and colour, just like these from Hillarys, is a great way to add visual interest to an otherwise pared back Riverside Park on the Upper West Side of Manhattan is awash with beautiful, blooming trees. It’s quite something – I almost felt as though I were in Japan!central-park-sheep-meadow-spring-city-skyline-view7. The Hearst Tower (the geometric building in the centre of the photograph above) is one of my favorite buildings (architecturally) in the city.ombre-palm-trunk-new-york-botanical-garden-bronx8. An ombre palm trunk stops me in my tracks! This is a Nicobar palm from India that I saw at the New York Botanical The conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden looked resplendent in the spring sunshine, flanked by an array of colorful tulips!spring-blossoms-new-york-city10. I don’t think I’ve ever looked up more than I have while walking through New York City this spring – prettiness is everywhere! // Photography by Will Taylor (bar no.5, courtesy of Hillarys)


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. In all the years I’ve lived in NY I’ve not been to the Botanical Garden up in the Bronx. Your pictures make me want to jump on the subway now! Beautiful

  2. I just love spring! One of my favorite things to do every year is enjoy spring here in western Arkansas and then three weeks later visit my son and DIL in Kansas City. That way I get to have spring twice. I know that’s cheating, but I’m old – I get to cheat. Your photos,as always, are stunning. Thanks ever so.

  3. Will, these pictures are so gorgeous! Now I really want to go to the Botanical Garden. Also Riverside Park – I’ve only been once but it was so lovely. I need to make my way over there again while those trees are blooming. So pretty!

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Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.