The Ultimate Hostess
Submitted: January 10, 2010
Stayed: August 2009
My experience can be summed up in a little story:
We arrived to New York on a beautiful summer's morning just in time to celebrate Labor Day 2009. My cousin, who had never been to NYC was weary of anything that wasn't a 4 -star manhattan hotel with pillow mints and room service. As I led her out of Manhattan and onto the streets Brooklyn, she appeared uncomfortable- clearly a diva out of her element.
She followed me up the plush tree-lined street until we arrived in front of a beautiful brownstone. Nathalie, the hostess greeted us and welcomed us inside. She greeted us as if we had met before. Her warmth made it feel like a homecoming of sorts. As Nathalie led us into the house I looked over at my cousin. The fear and apprehension disappeared as the sunlight highlighted the awe and wonder on her face.
We found ourselves in a beautifully decorated Brooklyn brownstone with fantastic design sensibilities that, thanks to Nathalie, felt like our home. The walls and floors were adorned with tastefully decorated elements that gave the room an elegant personality. And messages like "you are beautiful" etched in the mirror reminded us of the power of simple words.
With the sun beaming on her face, her delight (and relief) couldn't be hidden under sunglasses. "Cuz, this feels like a dream! This place is amazing!" That weekend in September is one of the most memorable trips I have ever had, and it's all thanks to Nathalie.
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a lovely review.
I work really hard to provide comfort and a memorable experience to my guest. I know I succeeded when a guest comes back.
I have been changing a lot of things in the apartement recently to make it more intimate and less impersonnal. I want it to feel like someone is living in it ,it is as well more and more "me"!
Thank you so much again.
Helpful votes: 5/5
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