Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Day three - fashions and sightseeing

We started the day by missing the bus. Got tired of waiting and climbed the stairs to the elevated "subway". Only one stop from Bloomingdales. We walked in and all the designers had small outlets. Jimmy Choo wanted $198.00 to $243 for a keychain. We spoke to the clerk about off shore goods as the keychains were from Viet Nam. Beautiful wallets but they start at $128.00. A Coach coin purse was $56.00 - I'm not sure they are worth that much. We were given a spritz of eau de toilette by the store clerk. It was on special for $98.00. Colleen bought a Lady Gaga lipstick for an outrageous price but we are on holidays so we are supposed to spend money. Floor walkers everywhere - I didn't know they still had floor walkers. The Ladies Lounge (bathroom to the rest of the world) could be used for a reception anywhere else. We got pictures.

We headed across Lexington and Peggy said she had read something about Barney's so we went in and lo and behold Katie Holmes was there because of a new line of Holmes and Yang clothing. We had Champagne, petite fours, truffle potatoes and smoked salmon and look at all the clothes as if we would buy a sheer blouse for $236.00 or the top to go under for $148.00. I schmoozed while the others took pictures until somneone said no.  By then we had got all the pictures we needed.

We walked on to Central Park and saw the Plaza Hotel and the horse drawn carriages that take you round the park. Next it was off down 5th Avenue and check out all the famous name brands. We had lunch at the Trump Tower and then went to Tiffany's - enough bling to blind you.

Just down the street, after more window shopping, we visited St. Patricks Cathedral - beautiful Gothic architecture. Rockefeller Plaza is just across the way, so we watched people skating and went to Crabtree and Evelyn and then went up to the Top of the Rock. The Ascent from 3 to 67 is 43 seconds. They show slides on the ceiling to distract you.

Peggy had mapped out a quilt store so we went and while we were there we bought material and Colleen and I convinced her to make us pillows with taxicabs, subway maps and the Statue of Liberty on them.

We took the bus most of the day. It was easier then going up and down stairs to the subway. We went to Red Lobster for dinner. It was on Times Square. We took lots of pictures both before and after dinner and came home tired but happy.

1 comment:

  1. I am reading your blog and peggy's and really rnjoying them.