Monday, September 3, 2007

Day 13 - Soho

After the very late night which was Sunday, we rose a little late today. We had breakfast in a diner on 8th avenue and 50th. It was grand and set us up for the day.

We jumped on an A train to Soho. WOW! Where has Soho come from and why have we only discovered it now?! The shopping is incredible, so many stores all located in the one neighbourhood. We started on Prince St and ended up exploring the stores on Broadway. Amazing. Ending up in Chinatown, we took the train back uptown where we snacked in KFC before finishing our shopping.

Before heading back to the hotel, we hunted down the local beard papas, yes that Japanese chain is now in NYC. When we found it, it was closed for the night. Grr.

Back to the hotel where we spend a good two hours packing our cases and booked a supershuttle to pick us up tomorrow from our hotel and bring us to the Airport.

We finished the night with a drink in Therapy Bar on 52th Street,

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Day 12 - Brooklyn

Another fab day in the big city. We dined on Pizza for breakfast and then hit the streets to enjoy the 23rd annual Brazil Day Festival. Three streets, including a very large portion of 6th avenue was closed off, making way for the festivities, which included many stalls selling traditional food and drink. Thousands turned out. Every time we visit New York, we always seem to time it with this festival, fun!

Afterwards, I popped up to Columbus Circle to purchase my new Nike runners, which were not available in my size in the Nike Town.

We headed downtown to walk over the Brooklyn Bridge! What great fun, the views where amazing, but nothing prepared us for the culture shock which was Brooklyn's main shopping mall/street. We felt so out of place, definitely non-locals. We left as soon as we found the subway! An experience none the less. Manhattan island for us please!

After some shopping, we headed to the AMC on 42th street to watch the film "I now pronounce you Chuck and Larry". After a visit to M&M world and Virgin, we headed back to the hotel to freshen up and hit the nite life. We started in Vlada and ended up in Posh til closing 4am! We're wrecked!

Day 11 - Lazy day in the big city

Quick update on today. We rose a little after 10am and headed out for a breakfast/lunch in Ellens, a diner on broadway. This is a fab place where the servers all sing as your meals are being served. It's like a little broadway musical in a restaurant, great fun. The remainder of the day included:
  • Shopping in Bloomingdales
  • Shopping on 34th Street
  • Dinner in the Olive Garden on broadway
  • Drinks up at Suite
  • A Drink in the pig and whistle Irish Bar!