Some random thoughts on one incredible trip...
Thank you so much for all your great recommendations. They really smoothed the planning element of an extremely last minute trip.
Many things about New York are iconic.
I was very tickled to be walking through streets and spotting landmarks familiar to me from a book or a film. My version of breakfast at Tiffany's -
Sadly, having being spoiled by my big camera, our ancient point and shoot
just doesn't cut it. But then, it is almost impossible to take a bad
photo of the Chrysler building.
Shopping... let's just say, I have a lot of stuff I need to find space for. Things I wasn't even aware I needed, until I saw them.
Buying linen for a price in dollars which you would need to pay in pounds back in Blighty is insanely gratifying. But 10 yards of linen weighs a lot. And is very sweaty to lug around in a plastic bag. And that wasn't the only heavy shopping, because the craft books in Kinokuniya are difficult to resist too.
Anthropologie really was everything everyone makes it out to be.
And they are with Alice on the white only cupcake case thing. Their shop dressing is stupendous.
Seeing the lights come on over Manhattan from 70 floors up was a special thing. But when all's said and done, I'm not really a big city girl. The hotel room was on the 11th floor, but there was still so much above us. Impressive, undoubtedly...
but it was the smaller, more open, more domestic scale spaces which appealed to me.
Perhaps I'm just more of a home bird than I thought. It was good to get back and see what the short people had been up to.
And hubby says hi! After his guest post, he now gets part of the appeal of blogging "They were nice to me!".
So long New York, and thank you - perhaps this time, I shan't leave it 32 years between visits.
But my credit card needs a while to recover. Ditto my feet.