New York Museums or Shopping; Which do you Prefer?
It’s Sunday morning, pouring rain here in New York and I am not impressed. Had enough rain for a lifetime this past spring in Vancouver. My roommate for the week Jennifer Duchene from Lift your Spirits Home Transformations wants to go to the Museum of Modern Art and then to the International Contemporary Furniture Fair which is happening this weekend and I am embarrassed to admit that I am more interested in shopping than getting some culture. It seems I am always more concerned about getting to the gift shop in museums than the actual museum itself.
Lately I’ve been obsessed with shoes. My sister Elizabeth says it’s because I don’t shop for clothes anymore now that I have a Stylist but that’s not completely true. I sneak in the occasional clothing purchase and hope Angie will approve. Like this white and navy polka dot top I bought from The Loft. I am a sucker for polka dots!
Yesterday when I arrived in New York, I dragged Jennifer all the way across town to Miz-Mooz because I’ve recently discovered how comfortable they are and was dying for a kelly green pair. After about 45 minutes of trying on a bunch, these are the ones I bought:
Then we hopped into a cab and whipped over to Macys because the other top I would like to buy is a yellow one. Angie recently blogged about one that she bought and the only yellow top I currently own is a t-shirt which is totally pilled. Well we didn’t even get past the jewelry department on the first floor (before we had to leave to SOHO for dinner) because I was like a magpie, attracted to all the bling. Every time I see Kimberly Grigg, from Knotting Hill Interiors in Myrtle Beach (who was one of the designers in my course this week) she looks so elegant and beautiful and wearing the most amazing accessories and fabulous stacked bracelets, I always want to run out and buy some.
After our shopping we met a group of people for dinner who Jennifer had met on Twitter. We arrived a little after 8:00 pm. It was a burger place so I ordered a veggie and resisted the fries. Remember the really bad cold I had that lasted for over a month? Well I lost my appetite and 7 pounds (yaay) so suddenly all my dresses fit perfectly and a few spring/summer items that I just love which only fit me when I’m this weight. Sigh. We’ll see how long it lasts. I’m working on it (especially since I posted about where I want to be by the end of this year in my 2011 goals).
Anyway if I’m out and suddenly it’s 9:30 pm, (which is my bedtime) I have to be completely engaged and interested or I will either fall asleep or get up and go home. So at about 9:45 pm I got into a cab and came back to the Roger Smith hotel where I’m staying. I pleaded a stomach ache (and it happened to be true) because it’s not like you can tell people the reason you are leaving is because you’re slightly bored. Nothing to do with anyone at the table of course, to be interested it helps if you’re interesting.
Stay tuned for more from New York, I’ll be here until Thursday morning and the sponsors of Blogfest have a packed itinerary planned!
Are you a museum person or a shopper? What am I missing here in New York while I’m shopping instead?
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