Sunday, May 6, 2007

I *Heart* NY

My sister Shelley and I spent the weekend in NYC. Shell thought it would be fun to have a sister's weekend and I couldn't have agreed more. One of the great things about living in CT is that NYC is only a short 90 minute train ride away. I was a bad little blogger and did not bring my camera. I had every good intention but I have an older one and it is just too darn bulky. I did manage to take the above photos of some of my haul. I apologize for the quality - it was late when I decided to stage these photos last night - not my best work!

We stayed at the Waldorf Astoria, which is a great central Manhattan location. The hotel is gorgeous and the staff are super friendly. Shelley and I decided to just go shopping and see where the wind took us. It seems that every time I'm in NYC I have some sort of plan or commitment - whether it is seeing a show or hosting a dinner for work - I never have the opportunity to just walk around - so that is what we did this weekend. We hit M&J Trimming , Tinsel Trading Company, and The Ink Pad which is where all of the above goodies came from. I am also excited to report that Tinsel Trading Company has opened another store directly across the street, it is called fittingly enough The Store Across the Street. They have some great scrapbooking supplies. We also hit Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill for dinner. Yummy! Another great find was a store called Fresh. They have wonderful bath products and perfumes. I bought the Sugar Lemon perfume and it is fabulous. I easily get headaches but this scent is light and summer fresh (no pun intended LOL). We also made a pit stop at The Magnolia Bakery where I promptly ate two cupcakes (one vanilla and one chocolate!) in under 2 minutes! Well worth the splurge in calories!

I'm off to visit all of you and catch up on your activities!


Anonymous said...

No wonder you love NY! Look at those wonderful goodies!!

javagirl1111 said...

Coool Cooooool Cool!!!!! I like the sister's vacation idea!

Anonymous said...

What a fun trip for you and your sister! And the goodies in your pics are fantastic!

Susie Q said...

Ooh..the Waldorf Astoria AND Bobby Flay's?? I am so envious!

We went to the Magnolia last week too!! I so wish I knew that you were to be there....we might have been able to meet!

I am glad you had fun!

Have a sweet week!


Rose Garden Romantic said...

Hello! I just found your blog through some other blog- can't recall which one now- I can get rather lost in blogland somtimes! But when I do, I run across lovely blogs like yours! I would love to visit New York someday! Sounds like you had a wonderful time and found some lovely goodies! I see you are in the "She sells seashells" swap- me too!! Come by and visit my blog sometime!

Heidi ( said...

Love your "haul"! What a fun sister trip! I can only dream of stepping foot in ANY of the places you listed!

Andrea said...
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Andrea Singarella said...

oh, this made me miss NY! You hit some of the best store in the city! Magnolia Bakery alone is worth the trip.....yum!

Merci-Notes said...

Hi Karla!!!
What a trip you had!! All the places I would have wanted to go also! Where did you get those birds?? I have been wanting some ever since I saw them at the famous scrappin' store near LA! ( I forgot the name)
OHH the cupcakes!! It is lovely living near a big city with a train system! And even better when your sister is there to have fun with!!
Stay tuned to my site (and Caitlin's)! there is going to be a big announcement!! : ) : ) : )
With Kindness,
Mary said...

Thanks for waiting for your prize, I'll find it soon! My studio needs a good going through.

Merci-Notes said...

That would be great if I could find a "Mary Poppins" tape measure!!! What fun!!! hahaha
Karla, I took the weekend and Monday off from the computer! I was dreaming about MORE weird facts about myself! hhaha I hope to have an update on the diningroom this week (did I say that for last week too?? )lol
With Kindness,

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time! I have only been to New York once and I absolutly loved it when I was there! How fun for you and your sister to have girl time!


Daisy Cottage said...

Oh goody, I can leave you a comment now! ;-) I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time in NY with your sis! Sounds heavenly - maybe one day my sister and I can have a fun trip like that too!

cammyk said...

It sounds like you had such a wonderful trip! I am jealous....I love NY. Are those not the best cupcakes you have ever tasted? Next time you must try the red velvet. YUMMY!!!

a bit of pink heaven said...

O.K. I'm loving your great finds. My son is in Divinity school in New Haven. Haven't been able to visit as plane fare is so high. Would love to get to see your part of the world! I can only imagine the great shops! Also, your dog treats look scrumptious! Congrats on your big order. They look great.

Allison said...

Looks like you guys hyad a great time - NYC is so fun. Your finds are wonderful, and I love how things look so great all together, when you get them home and they are all sitting in one spot - like a beatiful display.

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