The day after my previous post I was on a jet plane back to that magnificent city with my husband for yet another tag-a-long business trip. When we arrived it was snowing! It was nice to see a little snow actually, it gave me a valid reason for wearing my oh-so-cute boots and the opportunity to wear some of my other favorite winter pieces. I have a conundrum where fashion is concerned; I'm a hot blooded summer girl who loves winter fashion and I live in Florida. Yeah, not many opportunities to wear wool around here in the Sunshine State.
Fashion conundrums aside, New York didn't fail to entertain and inspire once again. Our hotel was located in the heart of the Garment District and I had a splendid time wandering around, taking in the sights and spending my husband's hard earned money while he was at his meetings. I know, I said I wasn't going to purchase anymore "unnecessary" fabric and so I'm just gonna be honest, I bought some fabric. Some of it was necessary and some not. Hey, sometimes a girl just has to do what a girl has to do.
After our tall building adventure my adorable honey was off to a meeting, to do his thang, and I had time to do a bit more exploring. I easily found a few more fabric stores, thanks to my iPhone, and one that had huge bins of scraps! I'm not talking about little scraps here, I'm talking about yardage scraps! I was well behaved and found a scrap that the owner let me have for three bucks a yard, the scrap turned out to be a little more than five yards! Plus, he let me have another weird looking piece that I thought had potential. Total score! Sadly, I don't remember the name of the store and I didn't get a receipt, the guy just squished the fabric into a plastic bag that says "I <3 NY", took my cash, gave me an air kiss before dragging on his smoke and I walked out with my beautiful unnecessary purchase.
A few doors down was Spandex World. I could totally get into some spandex but I must say no for now. It was tempting though, all those pretty colors that stretch.
After my husband's final meeting for the day we were able to make it uptown to The Metropolitan Museum of Art for a quick visit. We saw many favorites and met an amazing local artist named Dwight. He was sketching in the Degas exhibit and we had a wonderful conversation about art.
Since I've been home I have been working on a new fabric project that I'll share in a future post. Plus, lest I forget, I started a painting! As I said before, New York didn't fail to inspire and entertain. It's that concrete jungle where dreams are made of...let's hear it for New York, New York, New York! Oh how I love thee!