Day 4 to 8 – New York City!
We stayed at the Warwick Hotel, another great location close to everything. Despite already having some concern about our baggage limit after the damage done in LA, yes we continued to shop! I bought a few more weekend clothes, new work pants & skirt that I have been in desperate need for, some pretty gemstones to make a couple of necklaces, mustard and pumpkin coloured yarn from Lion Brand, and the new Victorias Secret fragrance – Incredible. It smells so good I could almost drink it!
Amanda also met one of her culinary idols, Giada De Laurentiis at a book signing in Barnes & Noble. She is just as bubbly and gorgeous in person as on tv.
New York is not at all like what I imagined…it’s better. So big, so clean, so friendly. Central Park was gorgeous, with all of the cherry blossom trees in bloom and who doesn’t love squirrels – they’re so cute! And I’ve never seen anything quite like the view from the Empire State Building…it was simply breathtaking.
Again, we ate so many good things…Rue 57, a French restaurant only two blocks from the hotel, The Plaza Food Hall, Payard and the best spinach and ricotta ravioli from Eataly! I can’t wait to try to re-create it.
And last but certainly not least, our Martha Stewart tour in Manhattan. A big thank you to Heather Kirkland for being our guide and for sending those two wonderful gift bags to our hotel! The generousity was overwhelming and extremely appreciated by both Amanda and I. I still can’t believe we actually spoke to Darcy Miller and Hannah Milman, waved to Kevin Sharkey in his office, walked through shelve after shelve of amazing props, experienced inspiration overload via the craft department and ate delicious cherry pie from the test kitchen!
It truly was an amazing experience that I will treasure always.
Choice fatigue at M & J Trim.
The Flat Iron building.