Saturday Trip to NYC
Saturday I took my daughter to NYC for the day. It was a beautiful day, and we had a good time shopping and sightseeing.
We first went to Mood where my daughter fell in love with a blue/cream/grey wool plaid. We decided to wait to see what the other stores had before purchasing it, so we went on to a few other places before heading over to visit the library. Here she is with one of lions:
We went inside, too, and she was really impressed. She said she wanted to work at a library like that. I offered to buy her a t-shirt, but she wanted a lion magnet for her locker at school instead. That was fine with me!
We then walked past Bryant Park, and as you can see the frames for the tents from Fashion Week were still up. They were in the process of dismantling them.
We then headed up to Times Square:
Then we headed back down to the Garment District, for more shopping and a stop at the giant button and garment worker:
We ended up at Parron's/Parron's Annex looking for more fabric for her winter church wardrobe. She already knew what colors she wanted, so it was actually easier to shop since we could eliminate a lot of fabrics that weren't going to work. She also lost a tooth in the Annex, but I made sure she stayed away from the fabric and gave her an extra napkin I had in my bag. After another trip to Mood, we ended up with the two fabrics below. The cream knit is from Parron's and has a beautiful flower texture knit in. She didn't like it at first, so I unrolled a lot of it so she could see how pretty it was. After she draped it on me, decided she liked it. The plaid is the wool she loved from Mood.
We also stopped at Daytona Trims, Pacific Trims, Spandex House and a few other shops. At Daytona, we bought silver trim and a flower for her Christmas dress (we already have all the fabric in my collection).
She played with Ric (or Rac - not sure which cat this is) in Daytona Trims while I shopped. Purrrfect.
Side Note: When my son first saw this picture, he said, "Wellie!". Nope, not Wellie, but Ric or Rac.
Here she is waiting on the sidewalk for the bus to arrive to take us back to Boston:
Overall, we had a really nice day, got to see a lot of things and got fabrics she really liked. She loved NYC - which I was pretty sure she would, as she likes Boston, too. In fact, when we got home and she was telling her father about her day I left the room and he told me later that one of the first things out of her mouth was, "Why can't we live in New York?" LOL. Maybe when she grows up and gets that job at the library.
Parting Shot: Chocolate Fudge Tart. When we got home, there was the smell of chocolate in the air. My husband and son made me a tart for my birthday!