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New York Shopping Part 2

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So yesterday was all about Wille’s shopping but I also had a short list of some stores I wanted to visit in New York. One being Jonathan Adler. I love his stuff when he does it in his house but once in the store I couldn’t really find anything reasonably priced or packable to bring home. I had hoped to get the zebra dish but it was out of stock in navy so I ended up getting this instead. Kind of a boring purchase in retrospect and I should just have left empty handed.   While Wille’s mission on this trip was to get some sunglasses mine was to get a new bag. I didn’t. I did look and for a moment considered this one by Diane von Furstenberg but it didn’t really tick that many of my boxes so I left it. This btw is the only photo of me in New York. Me in Soho, the proof I was there! Oh and that’s not me being dusty or the bag being dirty, it’s a smudged mirror at Bloomingdales.   One purchase that was on my list I did make was this set of Philosophy scents. I’m trying to find “my” scent and have wanted to try these for a while. The link goes to Amazon but I got my set at Sephora for less.   I love American bookstores. The ones over here are nothing like them. For these past two trips to New York a very sweet reader, Donna, has insisted on sending me gift cards at Barnes & Noble. How kind is that? This time I got the new Kate Spade book and some magazines. All very inspiring! Thank you SO much Donna!   The reason for our visit to Williamsburg was actually to check out Beacon’s Closet, a large vintage store there. As we realized we didn’t have much time in Williamsburg we kind of browsed really quickly and didn’t get anything but if you go there and have more time on your hands it’s well worth a visit!   Clothing wise I didn’t get a whole lot in New York but I did get a new pair of navy sneakers.   My best purchase though was this blanket at Church Street Surplus. It’s itchy and wooly and I LOVE its military history. I did some googeling and found out that the Peekskill Military Academy closed in 1968 so this blanket’s probably around my age or older.   Bonus loves it too.

New York Shopping Part 2

New York Day 4

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On the last day of our trip to New York we decided to go to Brooklyn. More precisely to Williamsburg.   Let me say this right away. I could live there. Here’s Wille pretending that those are the stairs to our place.   Indeed.     Lovely.   It’s not all picture perfect (well it is actually) but it’s all got the Brooklyn charm.   Wille and I both loved all the street art.   And the murals. Some probably by these local guys. Our main stop in Williamsburg didn’t open until 11 am and we were a little early so we looked for a place to have some coffee and stumbled across this place. So cute and fun, a little retro Bierstube right there in Williamsburg.   I so wish we would have had more time in Williamsburg and Brooklyn but this was the day of our flight home so we had to make it across the East River back to Manhattan to pick our stuff up at the hotel. We took a cab from Williamsburg to the Brooklyn Bridge and walked across and all the way to 24th street. Awesome views of the city from the bridge. Ok, so all I need now is to find myself a (very cute) hipster Williamsburg husband (who loves cats) to grant me a green card and I’m all set to come over and set up home. Any takers? Happy weekend!

New York Day 4