Leap year and hump day!

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It’s funny as we actually knew someone who had a birthday on Feb. 29th-Brian’s late auntie Rosemarie. I think she celebrated on the 28th the other years.
So to continue our NYC trip…..
Saturday we ate at the hotel’s free breakfast, one of the worst I’ve ever had. The eggs tasted like fish, so I’m thinking the container they were in had fish in them the night before? The hot water tasted like coffee and I had made tea. The next day I made a waffle as they had an iron which was much better. I mean, how hard is it to mess up scrambled eggs? Probably those dried ones they add water too. Ugh.
Sean went to the city an hour before we did for his conference. Through a few crafty ladies’ blogs, I saw where when they went to NYC, they went to a quaint shop with mostly vintage flowers and ribbons with paper items and cute items tossed it. We walked all the way to the store-at least 8 blocks so I could see it. Here I am in front of the Tinsel Trading Company on 37th St. :
Dianne in front of Tinsel Trading Company

Dianne shopping Tinsel Trading Company
And some goodies I bought. I could have bought many more things and I’m mad I didn’t at least get a yard of ribbon!
Tinsel Trading Company goodies
Tinsel Trading Company goodies
pretty glitter
The young woman in the shop was very helpful when we asked the best way to get to the next ‘must see’ location-Dylan’s Candy Bar. She told us to walk down (more walking!) to 3rd and catch the bus that will take us to 60th. Along the way we saw gorgeous architecture and brownstones.
Church of the Holy Innocents NYC

Wrought iron fence around 37th St.

Unusual building in NYC

Chrysler Building

What’s funny is we thought we could just pay the bus driver (public bus) as it said $2.25 a person, but when we got to the street, he wouldn’t take the money. Wow! I guess that happens a lot.
When we got to Dylan’s (this is the flagship store) we saw this guy-the Lorax from the new movie. I had to pose with him just for the fun of it!
Dianne and the Lorax at Dylan's Candy Bar
We saw some neat things here and bought a big (expensive) bag of stuff. I figured I don’t go to places like this often.
Dylan's Candy Bar

This was the landing to the bottom floor.
Dylan's Candy Bar
These were some of the many celebs and what kind of candy they liked. John Travolta likes Reese’s Peanut Butter cups and Bill Clinton likes Payday!
Some Celebrities and their favorite candies
The lady from Tinsel told us that chef David Burke had a nice little restaurant in Bloomingdale’s which was across from Dylan’s, so we headed in that humongous store. Every few feet, someone tried to spray perfume on you and this one lady got me to try some $50 lipstick (which she applied)she said looked nice with my complexion. I didn’t buy it of course. Here’s what it looked like (photoshopped to show off the lipstick):

Before this photo was taking and we were waiting outside of ‘Burke in the Box’ and we heard a distant German accent. A young man moved and there was Dr. Ruth Westheimer! I think most people my age know her. And I happen to see that she is quite the Tweeter!
Dr.Ruth Westheimer
I did say ‘hi’ and that I recognized her accent and petite size. She said, ” I guess I should keep my mouth shut!” (I took the photo without her knowing). When I went to use the restroom,she was having a grand time as she was near it in a booth.
Our lunch was nice, grilled chicken for Brian and sliders for me:
Lunch at David Burke's in Bloomingdales
We decided to head to Grand Central Station as I read there were some shops there. It’s a neat place and had a few shops we looked in, but we were getting tired.
Grand Central Station

Grand Central station

We met up with Sean in Times Square again, but by that time it had gotten cold and windy again. Brian and I decided to go back to the hotel and at the last minute, Sean stayed in Times Square where he went to see ‘Ripley’s Believe it or not’ museum.
Later we went to Houlihan’s (bitter cold) and had a late dinner.

(Brian took many of these photos besides the ones of me). : )

2 responses »

  1. I have never known anyone with a Feb. 29 birthday. I don’t think I would like to have that day as my birthday (even though I really don’t do much to celebrate anyway).

    You do look like a fashionable New Yorker standing in front of the store.

    I have to say I really like that color of lipstick on you! But I don’t think it’s worth $50 either.

    Dr. Ruth! I have not heard anything about her in ages. How cool that you got to talk to her.

    New Yorkers must be in good shape with all the walking they have to do to get anywhere.

  2. An ex-girlfriend of my brother Mike’s had her birthday on Feb. 29th and I remember her loving to tell people that she was very young because of having a birthday only every 4 years:-) Sadly she passed away from ovarian cancer when she was in her early 30’s.

    The architecture in NYC is breathtaking! I’m not used to tall buildings like that, here in Sudbury there are only a couple of tall apt. buildings and that’s it. You sure did a lot of walking but such great places you got to visit. That Tinsel Trading Co. and the candy store look so delightful and it’s the type of places I love visiting:-)

    Ooooh, you even got to see Dr. Ruth, what a lovely coincidence!! She’s such a tiny little thing, isn’t she:-)

    That lipstick does look lovely on you but like you, I would never pay $50 for a lipstick!! I have a fit if I have to pay $10! lol

    So enjoying seeing all your pictures from your trip. xoxo

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