New York Is a Candy Store (and we’re drooling)

March 8, 2007 at 5:42 pm 4 comments

No kidding, a group of women anticipating a trip to New York is like a bunch of kids waiting for the candy store to open. Five of us will be heading to New York on Monday. Two days that will be jam-packed with shopping, dining and maybe a little clubbing. We’ve been planning it for weeks. Now we’re getting close and the day is punctuated with people slipping in and out of my office with tidbits of information on where we might eat or shop.

  • “How big a suitcase are you taking?”
  • “What are you packing?”
  • “Should I bring jeans?”
  • “Anybody know what the weather will be on Monday?”
  • “I heard about this pizza place in a church. Should we try to find it?”

The truth is, we can’t wait. We’ve all been there before. We’ve all shopped Canal Street. But we’re going to also explore other parts of town and try some new restaurants. And the plain fact of the matter is, traveling with a larger group is just more fun. The dynamics in play just spawn excitement and anticipation. I normally do my blog getaways with one or maybe two friends. And that’s fun, too. But we haven’t even left yet and we’re already having a great time! Here’s what our agenda appears to be at the moment:

  • Arrive on Midwest Airlines at 10:15 a.m. Monday.
  • Grab a car service for a quick ride to the Garment District, where we’re scheduled for an organized tour of designer showrooms, back rooms and special sales. (Can’t wait!)
  • Check in to the Morgans Hotel — a 4-star place in midtown that we nabbed for a New York song with an online bid.
  • Get over to SoHo for Girls Night Out — 4:30 – 10 p.m. (Checking out this event was my primary reason for the trip.)
  • Do a little club exploring in SoHo or the Meatpacking District — or maybe grab a drink at the famous Sardi’s. (These plans are still very fluid — so to speak.)
  • Tuesday morning — early — grab a spot on the Plaza for the Today Show. (Always wanted to do that. Might even hand out packets of Midwest’s famous chocolate chip cookies to everyone there!)
  • Then we’ll head to Canal Street for knock-off purses and check out the small shops and boutiques in SoHo or the West Village.
  • Lunch at John’s Pizza in midtown (the one in the church).
  • The rest of the day is a bit sketchy right now, but I’m certain we can fill up the remaining hours without any trouble.
  • Our flight back leaves at 8:40 p.m. — so we’ll have a lot of time that day for doing whatever.

So tune in next week — I’ll give you a rundown of how things went. Where we shopped. The bargains we found. And all about the food we ate. And I’ll let you know if Girls Night Out is as much fun as it looks to be!

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Heidi B  |  March 8, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    This is a great blog! I am going to New York for the first time this weekend. I will add some of your places listed on my things to do and see.
    I am going to add your page to my blog site.

    Have a great trip! Can’t wait to hear all about it.

  • 2. tish  |  March 9, 2007 at 10:57 am

    Heidi —
    Send me a follow-up on what you did, where you went and what you liked (or didn’t like). It’s always fun to get other people’s ideas and perceptions.

  • 3. Hans Lys  |  March 10, 2007 at 5:33 am

    Welcome to New York!
    Please write a piece about your New York experience (especially The Today Show if you make it) on The Today Show viewers forum!

    Thanks! 🙂

  • 4. Brady Teeters  |  March 13, 2007 at 5:08 pm

    wow! can’t wait to hear your report!


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