Thanks again for all of your well wishes and suggestions for things to do while we were in NYC. We had a fantastic trip. On Friday we got into the city around lunch time, quickly grabbed a bite to eat at a cute little Mexican restaurant then got busy walking around the streets of the LES and Soho. We had no real destination but just wandered around and went in any little store that caught our eye (more on those stores later). By nightfall we had worn ourselves out so we stopped for dinner at Vegetarian Paradise 2. We planned on going to the bar at the Chelsea Hotel for a drink but when we got there we discovered it didn't open until 11:00. Come on people! I'm too old for that. ;) Instead we went to East of Eighth, ordered a big glass of Hoegaarden, sat on the patio and people watched.
Saturday morning was filled with Chelsea art galleries. We discovered a couple of amazing exhibits - one photography and one sculpture. Then I had the most amazing Challah french toast for brunch at a diner in the meatpacking district. Afterwards we headed to the ginormous four story Barnes & Noble for an afternoon break. I looked for fashion magazines and photography books while Tom perused the design section. I found a fantastic book on photographer Francesca Woodman (thanks Shreve!). Somewhere in there we also stopped for a vegan cupcake at BabyCakes. Pumpkin cupcakes, yum! It felt like we'd already had a full trip and we hadn't even gone to the show that was our entire reason for going to NY. So, that night we walked to dinner at Rice then over to catch the Nick Cave show. Amazing!
Whew! It was a full weekend and we had so much fun. Now it's back to work. Speaking of work, I'm working on a post detailing which vintage stores we made it to and what I bought. Later! :)