Tonight I’m flying to New York. Ieeeeeee!!! I’m super excited about it of course – and having printed pages of shopping hotspots and things to do, museums to visit, area’s to wonder around and places to eat. I couldn’t be more excited if I tried.
The starbucks I had this morning probably helped a little. I haven’t had caffeine in months. I always go decaf. But this morning, in my excitement for New York, forgot to order decaf – and consequently I have the shakes and can barely sit still. But that sort of feeling always conjures up the best writing, right?
I’m loving the new Starbucks breakfast menu. I indulged in the oatmeal this morning with brown sugar. It was superb. And the apple whole wheat muffins are the bomb. Nice work Starbucks. You have my vote. You know what will happen? I get addicted to Starbucks in America, I’ll move back to Oz – where they have gotten rid of most of the Starbucks. That’ll be just my luck.
List of things I want to buy in New York:- Chunky cardigan, floral dress (H&M have some perfect dresses this season) (see my inspiration at the Vintage Society – the post on the Keira Knightley movie). That style is right up my alley. Bucket hats and all. Boots. I’m also on the lookout for the perfect white tee (James Perse?) – and will also go to vintage clothing stores in Greenwich village and hopefully Brooklyn. My budget? What budget? Its New York! And we’re staying in a hostel! My husband and his best friend are sharing a private room – two double beds. It’ll be great. I’m so looking forward to having breakfast in my favourite hole-in-the-wall bagel shop.
We have other friends coming to who are about 40, act super young – but have 40 year old budgets. They’re rich. So they’re staying in a hotel in Times Square. Nice. Have to say, give me a hostel while I’m young and still excited about it. I wonder if I’ll get as excited about such things in my 30’s…?! I like to think I’ll still be the same in my 30’s and 40’s. I like to think I’ll still love funky clothes – run around in my converse sneakers and not be a walking commercial for Ann Taylor Loft. Apologies to Ann Taylor Loft fans. I like some of their pieces. But not the whole overall look.