I'm going to blame it on jet lag and leave it at that.
This post is in two parts girls and not all pics are in sequence but you'll work it out I'm sure.
I was in search of haberdashery stores etc. today and set off with my umbrella tucked into my bag as the weather was threatening to rain.....and it did!!
If anyone has ever told you to 'zip your lip' this is the place you go to get that zip.....sorry no name, I was too busy gawping at all those zips and that's not all of them let me tell you.
Any size these folks have them.
I did pick up some sweet trims which made me very happy.
I was wandering Uptown today, caught the train all by myself!!!
Arrived at GSC and proceeded to the Rockefeller Centre, I was on a mission, so keep reading and you'll find out what that was...
Anyhoo, around the corner I spot this Uptown gal, it was a magazine shoot.
She does the pouty, 'I'm so bored look' very well.
I was going to suggest she duck in to the shop next door take the weight off her feet and have a slice of pizza, but decided against it.
Instead I ate the pizza, yuuuuum thin crust with chicken, bacon, cheese and scallions and chipotle sauce.
It was absolutely delicious, the base was so crunchy, mm, mm....
Lovely, melted, stringy cheese.....
It was good to sit down ,rest and have a cool drink.
New York city doesn't have many if any seats/benches along the streets and I can assure you they would be very much appreciated.
After lunch I was considering walking back to the apt. it would've been a bit of a hike, but according to the map, it looked quite doable.
In the end I took the Subway and it feels good to be finding my way around the city on my own.
At each stop there are different themed mosaics along the walls.
I love them and the mosaics at my stop seemed quite suitable for today's weather.
More Squirrels, red not grey!!
Give me the choice between a shop full of designer clothes and a shop full of trims and haberdashery guess which one I will pick?
How about you?
It was difficult choosing as there were just so many.
But I narrowed it down and came away with these.
You know girls I'm itchin to get stitchin!!
Getting back to that mission I was telling you about...
A mission that I felt was of the utmost importance when you find yourself in
A RED VELVET CUPCAKE FROM MAGNOLIA BAKERY
Soft and light and sweet and delicious.
The frosting! is almost whipped cream consistency and not at all rich and yes, it is that red.
Red velvet cupcakes are sold all over the city and even in sidewalk food stands.
But I wanted the first one I tried to be from Magnolia Bakery.
Call me a cupcake snob if you will....
Now here's the thing.
This was another sky high expectation I held and was it reached?
Did the cupcake deliver.....yes and no.
Presentation, packaging yes, yes, yes,
Frosting, yum, yum, yum,
Cupcake itself hmmmm, a bit ho hum, light and fluffy but no discernible flavour as such. I think a hint of vanilla might do the trick, but they probably churn them out by the 1000's each week and people still keep coming back for more.....
Another oops, the last mosaic....aren't they great?
Took someone a long time to make these, I wonder how many people take the time to have a good look at them and appreciate the artist's work?
Now girls, if you want to read the rest of this post, scroll down to the next post.
This turned into 2 parts due to a lack of concentration whilst I was in cupcake heaven!
Most likely wishing I had bought 2 'cos you know what?
I'm going to have to go back there and try a different one.
Surely all the walking I'm doing is counteracting some of the calories consumed, agreed?
Please say yes and make me feel better
So if you like you can continue on or get off at this stop.
Thanks for keeping me company on the ride,