Sunday, February 03, 2008

We're Back!

We're back from the Big Apple...a little tired, but full of ideas and a few new products on the horizon. I'll give you the short version of our 5 day excursion. I am sure you will hear more as you come in and shop and ask us all about the trip as well! We stayed at the Hotel Pennsylvania right on 7th ave right across from Madison Square Garden. Talk about a fabulous spot! It was in walking distance to everything! We never used a taxi or subway, even in the pouring down rain!
We are both HUGE Project Runway fans, so one stop we had to make was to Mood. This is the fabric store they use to buy all the fabrics for their assignments. Good thing we stopped at Parsons and asked where it was though because it was on the third story of a building. We'd have never found it! We also hit ABC Carpet and Home Wednesday. Here we found three stories of fabulous is the best way to descibe it. Way over priced, but worth the stair climbing to see the beautiful products and gather ideas to take home to you!
We were a very short walk to Times Square so we ended up walking here often. This night we decided to wander into a comedy club called Ha! During the 2 hour show we endured some really bad comedy and some pretty good comedy. It was a first for us both, so it was a fun experience (coupled with several margaritas).
Here's Parson's school of design where they shoot the Project Runway show. We were in what was called the Garmet District so we saw lots of model wanna-bes, cool dressed college kids and future design stars. One observation on both our parts were the vast number of thin women in this city. Of course if they walk as much as we did on a regular basis, I guess I could see why!
DAY 2 On Thursday we spent it walking up and down from our hotel, to Rockerfeller Center, back to Times Square. Our goal was to find goodies for our children, and a few treats for ourselves! Between Forever 21, Anthropologie, American Girl, souvenier shops and Swatch, I think we covered a ton of New York! Here we are at the famous ice rink. I should mention at this point that it is quite cold, and windy! That night we had tickets to see Spring Awakenings, the 2007 Tony Award winning musical. It was something. Rated R for sure!

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