Walking the high line in New York with Lorraine

by Sylvia

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I’m back in Singapore (and battling jetlag) but full of fond memories of my trip and month-long stay in New York. I had several guests staying with me in my apartment and my first guest was Lorraine, who is a regular contributor to this site. You can view her articles here.

One of the things that was top on her list was to visit the High Line, the old railway in Chelsea that has been converted to an elevated park. It has quickly become one of the top tourist destinations in New York and it’s not hard to see why.


The landscaping is unique and there are plenty of spaces for relaxation and entertainment. Views of the Hudson on on sie and The industrial feel of Chelsea on the other add to the charm. The area is quickly developing into a hotspot in New York City with construction around the High Line now booming.

On parts of the track they kept the railway in place.


I wore a print silk dress (brand is Moscow) for the walk. It’s a very versatile piece since it can also be worn much shorter as a top. It’s airy and breezy so perfect for the humid New York weather in August. Red accessories and shoes complete the look.



Lorraine looked super chic in a striped dress.




I spotted these elegant Asian ladies on the High Line as well.


I visited the High Line with every other visitor that came to New York, so I visited the High Line multiple times as it was a short work from where I stayed in New York. I never grew tired of it and hope to visit again in the future!


Have you visited the High Line in New York? What did you think of it?


Photography by Denton Taylor

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

1 denton

That was definitely a fun day!


2 Sylvia

Thanks so much for coming along and telling us about the high line and its history Denton!


3 lkla

Ya’ll look great! The High Line is my favorite place EVER!


4 Sylvia

Thanks Ikla!


5 Rita

Lovely!!! Lorraine, I know that dress. 🙂 Looks like you had a beautiful day.


6 Lorraine

Hi Rita!
We had such fun shopping in Santa Monica. I love all the things I bought there, including this dress. Sylvia and I had a lovely morning on the High Line with Denton.


7 Patti

Gorgeous outfits, you two. And I too love the highline, esp at dusk. It’s a treasure. xox


8 Sylvia

Yes it’s better to get there early as it certainly gets very busy…


9 Elaine

Love your outfits especially the Moscow dress with the red shoes. It was wonderful to spend time with you and Lorraine in NY! I also took some time to visit the Highline the day before and fell in love with it too. Can’t wait to return.


10 Sylvia

Yes I have fond memories of our day together. can’t wait to return either!


11 Lorraine

Hi Elaine,
The High Line was a must for me as a garden designer and I loved it!


12 Leslie Underwood

I love your style ideas, but get frustrated when I see something I really like (for instance, the silk dress by Moscow brand that you are wearing in this post) and cannot find it online…therefore, can’t buy one like it. 🙁

P.S. re: your question about the Highline…love it, love it, love it! AND, I’m 72 and still like to dress well, and most of your ideas span the various age groups. So, I love your site, as well.



13 Sylvia

Sorry about that. Unfortunately I often find items on sale when I travel so it’s hard to find those pieces online. Hopefully I have still given you ideas for your own wardrobe though. Glad to read you enjoy the site!


14 Natalie

The High Line is a wonderful refuge from the city streets and you and Lorraine walked it in style. Your dresses look comfortable and stylish. Sylvia, I like how your dress drapes on your frame. What is the fabric? I like how Lorraine’s dress varies in stripe width and has the tucks at the neckline.
Did you take off your shoes and wade in the little stream that is installed on the High Line?


15 Sylvia

It’s silk which is one of my favorite fabrics ever! No, kept the shoes on I’m afraid…


16 Lorraine

Hi Natalie, it was great to meet you! My dress is J Crew and was bought from a consignment store in Santa Monica when I was there in June with Rita.


17 Lorraine

Correction – the dress is Banana Republic.


18 Trina

It must seem like forever since you stepped foot in your home. I sure enjoyed sharing your wonderful travels through instagram, thank you so very much for sharing. Isn’t the Highline magnificent? It was a must on Tori’s (my daughter) list also. Great dress you’re wearing in this photo, so perfect for the NY summer weather.


19 Sylvia

Yes I was away a long time and it’s hard to adjust to Singapore (and the extremely hot weather) again. Post holiday blues…..


20 denton

Since so many are interested in the High Line, in 2003 or thereabouts the Friends of the High Line was formed, and I was an original member. Before the renovation work began on the High Line, it needed to be cleaned up and the massive amount of cans, bottles, old tires, and other junk needed to be removed. I assisted in that project and of course took some photos.


What a difference from today!


21 Sylvia

Thanks for sharing these Denton!


22 Elaine

Fantastic photos of how things looked before the transformation. It’s amazing what a community of people with a vision can do.


23 Greetje

I love New York. Been there twice. And am still envious if you being there for so long, meeting so many fabulous people and attenting the Fashion Week. You lucky girl.
Lorraine looks so nice in this lovely black and white striped dress. And that grey greenish number of you… Fabulous. When you are done with it (yah, as if that would ever happen), you know which way to throw it. Beautiful!! I love it as a blouse and I love it as a dress.


24 Anja

The High Line is on my bucket list for NY too! And you ladies look gorgeous. Fitting right in in the summer-y, relaxed feeling of the place and time.


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