I love shopping. I mean with starting this blog and all, there’s no real surprise there. 😂😂
In the past, when going shopping with my sister, she would always say that I need blinders on when going into a store (you know, like they put on horses, to get them to focus on what’s in front of them, or the task at hand, and not get side tracked?) 😂😂 She would say this because we would walk into a store, and even if we would be there for a specific reason, my eyes and mind would always wander. “Ohh, look at this cute top”, or “oh my gosh this would be perfect for so and so”. It wasn’t always just for myself, I would spot something that would look good on or perfect for someone we know. I always said it was a gift and a curse, haha.
Well last week when we were in NY, the husband and I ventured in to the city to meet up with my sister and her husband for some brunch and walking around. The hubs and I arrive a bit early, so we put our name in for brunch and then decided to wander around a bit while we waited for our company to arrive/our table to be ready.
(umm, hello belly button 😂😂)
One of the things I always love about the city (Manhattan, for those who aren’t sure what I’m referring to), is that there is always something going on. Whether a parade, street fair, or food festival, etc. Well the next block down from the brunch place, there were some tables and tents set up of people selling stuff, so we decided to walk past.
And just like when I used to go shopping with my sister, my eyes went wandering! The FIRST table we went to walk by, something caught my eye and I just HAD to stop. It was a beautiful coral/pink scarf with blue and tan flowers on it. Perfect for spring and summer, just a gorgeous color and print.
The lady saw it caught my eye, and she came right over to me, showing me the same scarf, made into a vest/shawl type of thing to wear. She then went on to slipping it on to me, haha (touché, sales lady, touché), and we quickly noticed that the blue in the scarf matched the blue dress I was wearing, pretty much perfectly! SOLD!
I had never seen a scarf made into that style garment before, so I had her show me how to repeat the steps to get it into that style. (Actually, she kindly showed me twice, because I wanted to make sure to have it down, lol!).
I of course had to take some cute pics with my new addition to my ensemble, and what better than with a gorgeous NY back drop?
I don’t have any pics of brunch, but the spot we ate at was called Jane Restaurant & Bar, and I loved the Vanilla Bean French Toast I got! So tasty!
After brunch, we went on to go by the One World Trade Center Observatory, which really did have just amazing views (as a native NY-er you don’t usually go to the attractions, except as a kid on a field trip maybe, so it was a first for my sister and I. And actually, I’ve never been inside the Empire State Building or inside the Statue of Liberty either, even though I had lived in NY my whole life. –Well, before relocating to Florida 3 years ago).
the hubs and I …
After the Observatory, we went on to grab an infamous Popsicle and Prosecco drink at a rooftop bar in the city called the Loopy Doopy rooftop bar, which is found at the top of a NYC hotel. It was definitely over priced, and even though I have made Popsicles in Prosecco at home for a dinner I hosted before, it’s something I just had to do, since it’s where it’s known for it.
I mean how pretty?!…and Delicious!
That completed our fun filled day in NYC. We had a great time with my sister and her husband. Also realized we don’t take pics of the four of us enough, haha.
Moral of the story — you never know when or where you can come across the cutest addition to your wardrobe!
What’s an unlikely/unsuspected find you’ve come across that you just LOVE?! Have you guys ever had a fun day in the city? If not NYC, then another well known city? Or one you would like to go to?! I’d love to hear!