Happy Monday to ya! ^_^ How was your weekend? Mine was just grand! Saturday was one of those rare days that I got to go out and ramble around the city on my own without a giant double stroller and my two sidekicks. It was my big day out and boy did I make the most of it!
My first stop was to the new Books Kinokuniya at Bryant Park for my Japanese literature fix. The crafting section is so much larger than in the old store and I was just stunned when I came upon it. I met a really cool woman by the name of Amy Lou there too....What up Amy Lou!!
We talked for what seems like forever as we browsed through all the yummy selections before us. It was so hard to choose just a few, you want to take the entire stock home! I ended up leaving with two books, a new sketch pad, and some recycled colored pencils.
My next stop was to the City Quilter in Chelsea, my favorite place to shop for fabric. Huge selection as you can see and the people there are super nice. Spent quite a bit of time there and left with several happy prints to add to my stash.
Next stop.....downtown to Purl Patchwork in Soho! My other favorite place to shop for fabric. What else do I need to say about it. Everyone loves Purl.
I left with lots of yummy yardage from there as well.
Next I was back uptown to meet a friend for some lunch in the Gramercy Park part of town. I decided to take a little stroll around the park to kill some time before we met.
Does anyone one know what type of tree this is? I was so amazed by the beautiful purple flowers blooming all over the branch. How cool is that?
Only residents around the park have access to it with a special key, so it's a private park.
So not fair!
Some of the buildings that are around the park.....
How grand it the entrance to this apartment building?
Hard to believe there are homes like this in Manhattan.
I need yellow windows like this! So lovely.
Next stop...L'Express for lunch.....nice little French Restaurant....
Okay I'm stuffed now.....off we go to the Farmer's Market in Union Square...
This dog was such a sweet girl.....she was at the market for adoption. I hope she found a good home.
Oh look! A street fair! Let's go!!
Let's see....where did I go next? Oh yes! The Apple Store in the super dee duper trendy Meatpacking District......and then up the street for some dinner.....5 Ninth sounded good...
but then we settled on Pastis.....feeling kinda French on Saturday.
So that was my day....I ate, drank, shopped, and was merry and ended up throwing myself into a cab at then end of the day, exhausted. I felt like I had walked all over the city. It was sooooo nice to be out on my own for the day, but I missed my little ones and my hubby so much the entire day! And almost felt guilty for not being with them. But not that guilty though, I'll probably run away next Saturday too! ^_^