Wednesday, 4 May 2011

HOLIDAY - New York Day 3

New York 2011

We headed off fairly early to get some shopping done before the major crowds hit. Prince Street and Broadway were our first destinations and I loved the Converse store. They customise your kicks there and there's a Converse 'Maestro' available to give one-on-one design advice too. We popped into Bloomingdales, Sephora and various other American stores and then there was Topshop... although I would have been stupid to buy anything as the prices are more expensive. They did have flags up for the Royal Wedding though which looked cool.

New York 2011

New York 2011

New York 2011

We went back to Macy's which wasn't quite so busy as the day before. I wasn't phased by the sheer size of the world's biggest store - although the boyfriend did get lost once or twice. I was after a watch and ended up being super efficient and buying the very first one I tried on. I'd had had my eye on it for a while though. A Michael Kors, horn Jet Set watch with gold details.In the UK it retails at around £200, in Macy's it was $195 so I went for it. I got the the till and due to a special discount I got it for $159... so pleased with it and the money I've saved - over £100. The boyfriend did just as well buying shirts and t-shirts, which came in at $125. Crazy cheapness compared to getting the same thing over here.


We headed up to Times Square and had a pizza roll for lunch which was tasty, then it was a few pics with those bright lights which we would come back and see more of later in the evening. Before dinner we headed to an Irish pub (there are so many all over the city) and this one was showing the baseball and ice hockey - it got me excited about going to the baseball on Saturday.

New York 2011

One of the week's highlights was being treated to dinner at The View restaurant, aptly named because it sits on the 48th floor of the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times square and revolves to give an amazing view of the city. The lift ride is as cool as the restaurant itself as it goes non-stop from 1 to 48 and you get a view of the interior of the hotel... my ears popped twice on the way up!

I ate goat's cheese ravioli with truffle vinaigrette to start followed by duck breast in a cherry sauce. My dessert was a tasty little trio called a BLT, standing for banana, lime and chocolate truffle. The best bit was the creamy and delicious banana ice cream. The view was of course spectacular, but we did get the giggles looking into rooms at the W Hotel which is opposite. People really do forget about the fact other people can see straight into their rooms as they are getting changed - oops...

New York 2011

New York 2011

New York 2011

New York 2011

After our dinner and wine we took a few more snaps in Times Square then headed back to the apartment for some well earned rest. What an amazing day!
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