Sunday, 24 August 2014

New York Souvenir Part 1

Well I did have time to shop at Hermes and with the £/$ being in my favour I made quite a good saving too which is always good!  So let's see what I brought home:-
The usual orange box...

Cool neutrals revealed....

Yes I had to have another cw of De La Mer Au Ciel!



Birds flying.

Waves crashing.

Fish swimming.

Sea vegetation swaying in the currents.

Lovely sea life amazing how different this cw makes it look!


The full view.

Another 2 in 1 scarf using the 2 diagonals...cool greys here...

Strong blue, black and white here.

Wait til you see it worn - I am really excited about this scarf!

Sunday, 10 August 2014

New York 2

No trip to New York is complete without a bit of retail therapy! And there is no shortage of things to see and buy if you so wish - here are a few of things I saw...
Tiffany's - probably one of the most 
famous jewellers in New York.
The beautiful "Tiffany Diamond" - 
NOT for sale but on display on the 
ground floor of Tiffanys.  I was so 
pleased photos were allowed!
Some of the lovely jewellery on sale in the 
Jewellery Quarter on W47th between 5th 
and 6th.  It being a Saturday though not 
many shops were open it being the 
Sabbath Day.
NY has some crazy things on sale here 
some whacky false eyelashes!


All that glitters is not gold...


Cute puppies...


Posh cats...get those ears!


Lovely flowers.....


Then a "cannot believe my eyes moment" 
a cup cake ATM!!!


Order and hey presto your cakes arrive in 
the dumb waiter to the right - how cool is that?!
At Sephora Colombus Circle an "Eye Pad"....


how clever is this!!  Lip glosses on the 
right hand column - I had to have a 
couple of  these - just because!


Oh my favourite cookies from 
Duane Reade!


Lovely fresh herbs at the Union Square Market


Chamomile flowers for making 
your own tea!


The Maple Syrup people - I bought a 
mini jug to take home and the lady let 
me try some maple syrup candyfloss 
which you can just make out hanging 
in bags - it was yummy!!


More lovely vegetables.


The view uptown from Union Square.  
Near Union Square there as the most 
amazing party shop - they had stuff 
for parties in every theme and colourway 
imaginable I was dumb struck - sadly I 
took no photos of it but it was incredible.  
I'll just have to go again!


And the ESB gets in on the act.

That's all for this post but save to say 
I did meet up with 2 lovely TPFers - stay 
 tuned to see my New York souvenir and 
then I will have to report on the ballet and 
exhibition I went to see!!

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

New York

At the end of May I went to New York for the first time in about 6 years.  It was with some trepidation I went  - I have been on my own before but it was such a long time since I had been it felt quite scary!  However once I got there I need not have worried.  The worst bit was no escalators/lifts in the subway making  it hard to carry my bag up/down stairs.
The main reasons to go?  To see the Charles James Beyond Fashion exhibition at The Met and to see American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet.  I had a great time....so lets have a look at some photos:-
Up above the clouds on the way to The Big Apple!

New York City from the roof top of the Met Museum.

Another vista from the roof garden.


It was "Fleet Week" when I arrived - the 
sailors were dressed just like Frank Sinatra
and Gene Kelly in "On The Town"!!!

Times Square looms up!

Bright lights even in the day time.


A mini version of the Statue of Liberty
 - much easier to see than taking a 
boat ride!

 
More Fleet Week sailors - in the 
wet streets.

A typical New York steam vent!

A lovely fountain on 5th or 6th.

An unusual sculpture in a window - I rather 
liked this winged angel.

The Metropolitan Museum - I went 3 
times...more of that later!


Memorial Day weekend flags adorned the 
Rockefeller Centre.

The Prometheus at the Rockefeller Centre.

Pretty hydrangeas at the RC.

Dusk starts to fall on NYC and the 
Empire State Building is lit for the 
Memorial Day weekend in the national 
colours.

The beautiful Chrysler Building - this 
has to be one of my most favourite 
buildings on the planet!

Stunningly beautiful.

Some crazy vintage cars were parked up 
at Bryant Park

Note the number plate - LUNATIC3!  The cars 
were polished to within an inch of their lives
 both outside and under the bonnet (hood).

The ESB looked fabulous at night!

The real ESB on the left, a reflection on 
buildings on the right.

NYPD Mounted Division takes a morning 
stroll "right down the middle" of 5th!

A daytime ESB seen from Union Square.

As you know I adore outdoor markets and 
Union Square obliged albeit on a Monday 
it is smaller than the weekend market.

Lovely plants for sale at the market.

Trump tower - I would love to meet "The Donald"  one day!!

Next time we'll have a look at some of the 
things you can buy in NYC!