Flooring her with theatre tickets to the acclaimed and now Tony nominated Warhorse (which minutes before walking up to the Vivian Beaumont Theatre she said there were some shows which were out of her financial reach like Warhorse), we were thundering-holves-struck by the production. My former hunter-jumper-horse lover daughter was mesmerized and we just loved it, almost smelling the horses, hay and gunpowder.
We highly recommend db (as in Daniel Boulud) Bistro Moderne for a pre-theatre dinner. Was a bit early to eat for my clock, but sooooo tasty!!
We were delighted that the number of dogs rivaled the number of shoppers on a fine Saturday, and wish we had Eddie and Tuey on leashes (and better behaved) to go shopping with us. Alysa swore that she needed to get a dog just to go shopping at Jeffrey's!
Oh we shopped, but foodaholics as we are, eating was a priority. Cookshop was our brunch pick and our ordering skills were spot on. I have to pause here and say that shockingly, Cookshop has the best, and I mean the best-of-show-The-Ivy-included fried chicken I have ever had in my life! And the breakfast items were Top-Chef-ready too! The Meatpacking District has so many interesting stores, and we hit them all, including our friends' Ten Thousand Things where we hand picked enamel eye pendants, and then took a spin through Chelsea Market which is a real eye-opener. Sarabeth's ice tea and cookies (lots of those) are a must, and we also hit the bookstores and shops which are endless.
Then it was a quick taxi ride uptown for more shopping. When we found ourselves practically closing out Barneys, I suggested Fred's for dinner which was decadent pleasure, especially the dessert medly we splurged on.
Sunday we got a late start for brunch at Jojo's, which felt like we were dining in Paris. Just have to post her simple fruit dessert of strawberries and mango, fuel for afternoon shopping.
Naturally our agenda included visiting the newly opened Jack Rogers store which was packed with shoppers, including me. Alysa could barely peel me away, as my selling skills kicked in, trying to help a German couple convert European shoe sizes. The store is so beautiful and worth a visit. Better grab a pair of their cute jellies while you can; they were featured in Real Simple and are going to be featured on The View.
We needed to recharge our engines, and made a stop at All Seasons Nail & Spa (126 E 57th) for manicures (and a quick shoulder massage for Alysa). I just love this place. Great manis-pedis and tres chic for a walk in!
A stop at my very favorite store in all of New York, yep, Duane Reed! to stock up on 'stuff', and a zip around NY to catch the Will Ryman Roses installed on Park Avenue.
|Will Ryman Roses on Park Avenue|
Monday we went our separate ways, Alysa to work and I stopped by the Accessory Circuit where I ran into Jackie O'Reilly and her uber talented boss Alexis Bittar. You'll just have to wait for the new collection I ordered. Wasn't on my schedule, but couldn't resist! Later I loved visiting my favorite stores, including Lanvin and Bergdorfs and just marveling at the colors of the Loro Piana scarves (which admittedly I left on the table).
|Jackie O'Reilly, Alexis Bittar|
Tuesday I visited more of my favorite places, and found myself at the Designers & Agents Show, where I picked up a couple of new designers for the store (stay tuned!)
|Ron Anderson, David Rees, Andrea Linett|