I've been toying with the idea of entering the bloggosphere for some time now, and after a recent trip (and some shameless stalking of other blogs I admire), I've decided to just go for it.
Do I find this highly narcissistic? Yes. And that's okay.
So without much ado, here is my first post.
What prompted me to take the plunge, you might ask? It was my recent trip to New York City actually...
This was purely a shopping venture, as well as an opportunity to take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the Big Apple. I have to make it into the city at least once whenever I'm visiting family in Connecticut. I took the train in from New Canaan to Grand Central and hopped on the 6 downtown to Calypso Au Marche, the Calypso outlet in SoHo. I always manage to find great deals there. This time I picked up a blush sequined top, a romantic lace cardigan, and a few drapey tanks and tees for Fluidity class (more about Fluidity in posts to come.) Everything was at least half price, with an additional 40% off! If you're ever in NYC, make a point to find this little hole-in-the-wall gem, then follow it up with lunch at Spring Street Natural. I had the Smoked Turkey Breast sandwich with St. Andre cheese, lingonberry preserves and arugula on 7-grain bread, served with Terra vegetable chips and baby greens and an iced herbal tea. The subway runs right underneath the restaurant and I loved feeling it rumble by below every few minutes.
I headed down the block to Madewell where I picked up a few of their classic tees, 2 for $30 (originally $19.50 each). I got this bright green version as well as black, white and navy. These will be great to wear to teach in with some cute pants and a few Stella & Dot accessories.
|Madewell V neck pocket tee|
|Lilly Pulitzer 2013 Monthly Planner in Azelea Pink May Flowers|
By then I was sweltering (it was in the 90's... in the city!) so I hopped the subway down to 51st Street and walked a few blocks up 5th Avenue to Henri Bendel. They too were having a sale; I picked up a cute wet bikini bag and a jewelry roll in their signature brown and white stripe.
|Henri Bendel wet bikini bag|
|Henri Bendel jewelry roll (similar to mine)|
|Henri Bendel room spray on sale for $15!|
|Henri Bendel candle|
|Members of the Algonquin Round Table, or "The Vicious Circle."|
Well, that's it. My first post. FUN! I'll try to be more concise as time goes by; I just had a lot to share! Thanks for reading. I'll leave you with this bit of wisdom from the one and only Dorothy Parker:
"I like to have a martini,
Two at the very most.
After three I'm under the table;
After four I'm under my host."
- Dorothy Parker, The Collected Dorothy Parker