My younger daughter turns 14 this week, so Saturday we did a day in the city as her present -- It was amazing, after living in New Jersey for ten years, I finally know my way around Manhatten.
First - hopped the subway to Canal St. to the knockoff bag street vendors and both scored cool new bags (big enough for everything from the day to go into.)
Then some wandering in Chinatown, and an omelet at a diner for fortification.
Then another train to midtown to Macy's where there was a 75% off sale in progress - lots of new clothes for her.
Then we walked up Broadway through Times Square to check the box offices of some theaters for tickets that night - student rush seats would be available for the evening show of Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward, with the awesome Rupert Everett.
Lunch at a nicely empty Broadway Restaurant where we repacked our purchases into our new bags. . . . everything fit!
Dessert was going to La Maison du Chocolat in Rock Center for some to-die-for hot chocolate and French macarons . . . . then stopped in to get Kels' nails done for the show.
Back to the Shubert Theater box office where the awesome box office attendant let us both get student prices in the orchestra for $26! Then a drink (for me, a juice for her) at the Times Square Marriott, while we waited for curtain time.
The play was amazing - written in 1941 it seemed to be relevant right now - about a novelist doing research for a book, who invites a kooky medium (Angela Lansbury!) to conduct a seance and she accidentally channels his dead wife - chaos ensues with first and second wives.
It was wonderful, and quite intuitively cosmic, even though it was making fun of the spirit world.
I heart NY.
(and I took some photos of some awesome graffiti - used them in the new banner - what do you think?)
"If it's not fun you're doing it wrong." --George Di Carlo