I TOOK A HUGE BITE OUT OF THE BIG APPLE

New York is absolutely my most favorite U.S. city and I always have a wonderful time. There are always new and exciting things to explore in New York.DSC00845

I took two bus tours uptown and downtown, not because I don’t know New York, because I lived there for a brief time, but because you learn so much history on the tours.  I love looking at old New York architecture, and learning about the city. This is a view of the Brooklyn bridge on the downtown tour to Brooklyn.DSC00849

I love seeing this original Macy’s store.  A nostalgic feeling comes over me when I think of the many years and many parades this store has seen; and don’t forget the movie, “Miracle on 42nd street”. DSC00858

I discovered this shop in the fashion district that have racks of clothes for $14.99.

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I was super excited to go to many fabric stores while in the fashion district.  I shopped at Mood Fabrics and was in heaven pouring over the wonderful selection and beautiful variety of fabrics. I can’t wait to show you guys the outfits that come from my fabric finds in Mood and other fabric houses.

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It was cool to view the walk of fame, which is the history of many famous designers imprinted in the sidewalks.

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I navigated my way in the New York subways heading uptown to Harlem. I wore the skirt I made with a summer top from Express; it was very hot and steamy during the day.

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I caught this fabulous performance of an African band at a club called Shrine in Harlem.  The place was nice and the group had the entire place jumping.  Yelp came through with good reviews about the place.

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Another nice find was Cassandra’s Jazz Club and gallery on Adam Clayton Powell Blvd .  The place has wonderful jazz musicians, a beautiful ambiance, and nice drinks.  Please check out her club when you visit Harlem, and she’s from Houston also.

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I wore this top and jeans to Lindy’s restaurant. I bought the top from a  neighborhood boutique, Melodrama in Houston.

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What I love about New York are the numerous vendors on the street, where you can find great items and you can negotiate the prices down.

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New York has beautiful churches that are scattered in between buildings; simply gorgeous.  I love the historical architecture that represent so much rich history.

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I fell in love with this shop, Gallerie St. Gil, lovely, unique designs from Paris, fabulous!

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The prices were too expensive for me, but I loved looking at the designs and getting ideas.

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I bought this cool hat on the street for $10; nice huh?

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I ran across this photo shoot, only in New York

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Little Italy is one of my favorite neighborhoods, great Italian pasta and Italian desserts; I had a wonderful cannoli.

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You can see the Empire State building from Little Italy.

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This Forever Marilyn statue was located along Times Square with other statues related to the entertainment industry.  I wore All-Star tennis with a skirt because of the amount of walking required on vacation.  Skirts were very popular this summer as well as summer dresses.

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Needless to say there a hundreds of bars to have a nightcap because places stay open until the wee hours.

Until next time New York, I had a blast, CHEERS!

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