I TOOK A HUGE BITE OUT OF THE BIG APPLE
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.
I discovered this shop in the fashion district that have racks of clothes for $14.99.
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.
It was cool to view the walk of fame, which is the history of many famous designers imprinted in the sidewalks.
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.
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.
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.
I wore this top and jeans to Lindy’s restaurant. I bought the top from a neighborhood boutique, Melodrama in Houston.
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.
New York has beautiful churches that are scattered in between buildings; simply gorgeous. I love the historical architecture that represent so much rich history.
I fell in love with this shop, Gallerie St. Gil, lovely, unique designs from Paris, fabulous!
The prices were too expensive for me, but I loved looking at the designs and getting ideas.
I bought this cool hat on the street for $10; nice huh?
I ran across this photo shoot, only in New York
Little Italy is one of my favorite neighborhoods, great Italian pasta and Italian desserts; I had a wonderful cannoli.
You can see the Empire State building from Little Italy.
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.
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!