Up and at em!, Monday 17th Nov: Not quite….we had a lazy start to day 2 in NYC and well needed sleep was in order. Being the organised kinds of people we are we wrote plans of what we wanted to do, just to avoid getting side tracked!
Once dressed and changed, we headed straight to FAO Schwartz.
I can’t not visit this store, being the most famous New York toy store, I did a deal with kiddo that I would bring her back two or three dollies one of which had to be Frozen related….One Elsa and barbie doll bought – check! We stayed and had breakfast at FAO Schwartz – I had a Blueberry Blitz Muffin and a Chai Latte.
Being the Apple geek that I am and my bestie being a Apple geek in training we headed to the Apple Store. I needed to communicate with my family, quickly check emails etc so we had a mooch, play with some devices and I made contact.
Here’s a shot of the Apple Store during the evening I wasn’t able to get one during the day due to the torrential rain down pour!
Whilst NYC weather can be marginally similar to UK weather, in NYC it always seems to be more so dramatic and severe, it literally rained for the best part of 5 hours, which slowed us down a little however time was well spent scouring the clothing rails in H&M, ZARA, Banana Republic, Uni Qlo, Gap, Bloomingdales and of course a bit of damage was done in Sephora.
We stopped by for lunch at Fresh and Co a clean eating eatery which serves amongst its menus gluten free, vegan food items…
I had split pea soup with a freshly squeezed orange juice. Feeling a tad more rejuvenated we headed to Fifth Ave and stumbled upon a chaotic scene of traffic cops, backed up traffic – rush hour traffic perhaps? – no, add a few film crews … And in typical New York style we happened to see the switching on of the Snowflake outside Bergdorf and Goodman where there were some Christmas themed performances which were magical, followed by a fantastic firework display!
We slowly strolled down Fifth Avenue taking in the wanderous and whimsical window displays of the very high end stores such as Tiffany & Co, Bottega Veneta but to name a few.
We’re we tired ….heck no, back to the hotel to drop off our shopping bags and change our shoes … Out again this time on enroute to Time Square.
No matter how many times I visit Time Square I never tire of the bright lights (especially during the evening).
We snapped a few shots and headed to one of our favourite stores Loft which isn’t available in the UK and picked up a couple items, checked out Footlocker and then our extremely weary feet carried us on a slow walk back to the hotel….
Stay tuned for Day 3 New York diaries tomorrow!
Thanks for reading…