sore tootsies…

If you’ve ever been to New York City, you know it’s a city of walkers! It’s the end of a long day and my feet feel like two bricks that I have to drag along with each step!

So much for the Manolo Blahniks that mythical women wear all over the uneven pavement in this lovely city. Seems to me, I’ve seen Carrie actually run and jump puddles in said heels on various episodes. I’ll believe it when I see it. Okay….I’ll believe it when I see it in bigger numbers, ’cause I did actually see some insane women wearing ridiculously impossible heals today. I’ll stick to my flip flops, thank you!

We hit the big gift show today and I was really impressed with how big it is. We walked for what seemed like miles (even though Mark assures me that it was 6 blocks at best…hmph). I spotted lots of beautiful products.

I’m a big fan of Cath Kidston fabrics, so I loved these fine china mugs!

This display was presented by a Belgian supplier, and I could have just rolled around in the girliness of it all! Wish you could be here with me to ooh and ah as much as I did.

I loved this lamb’s wool and stainless steel bench! If only I could ship it–I’d definitely carry it on my website!

These were exquisite mini vases with moss. The entire display was fetching!!!

That’s it for now! It’s 10:15 p.m. and I’ve got a piece of White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake calling my name–it is New York, afterall!!!

New York, baby…

I’m here. I’m in Manhattan, and I’ve got a permanent smile on my face! It’s time for the New York International Gift Fair, which means I get to walk through aisle after aisle of product displays–like a kid in a candy store!!!

The trip started last night with an aptly named “red-eye” flight out of Vancouver. I thought you might like to see one of the weirdest snack foods I have EVER seen in an airport…er…ANYWHERE!!!

That’s one sassy pickle I WON’T be eating EVER!!! Can you imagine sitting crammed up against someone eating that on a plane?

And speaking of planes, I just want to put it out there to the universe that I can’t help but despise the smug business-class chumps, who get to load first and then recline in individual sleeping cubicles, while the rest of us economy-class saps shuffle past to the back of the plane. As much as I despise them, I wanted to be one of them sooooo bad!

After arriving at the gorgeous London Hotel in Manhattan, Mark and I promptly fell into sumptuous bed for an hours-long nap. Then it was time for some serious New York noshing. This is HALF of the pastrami sandwich I ordered at the Carnegie Deli on 7th Ave. Awe-inspiring! I barely finished half, but the three men at the table beside us actually told Mark he was their hero ’cause he wolfed down an entire pastrami sandwich.

We’re off to the show tomorrow, and I’ll keep you posted–whether you like it or not–with lots of product shots!

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