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Monday, July 31, 2017

NYC 2017 wrap-up

A quick wrap-up of our NYC trip. My travelling partner Sandi had not spent any previous time in the Big Apple so I told her our daytime activities were totally her choice. (As long as I got to my shows each night, I was happy!) She was anxious to spend some time in the garment district and I was happy to comply. Our first stop... Mood Fabrics on W. 37th street. Are you  familiar with the television show Project Runway where up-and-coming designers compete for a chance to show their designs during New York's Fashion Week? For each episode of the show, they have a limited time to shop at Mood for their fabrics.


When we arrived there on Thursday morning, we were told they were closing in 10 minutes for one hour, so we knew filming for an episode was about to happen. It would have been fun to be able to stay in the store and watch, but that was not allowed. Sandi did some swift shopping for dyed leather (for appliqué) and we returned on Saturday for another browse. When we exited the building, the film crew were waiting outside.



Our other stops included Elegant Fabrics, French Couture Fabrics, Sposabella Lace and M&J Trimmings among others that just had interesting window displays. If you are interested at all in sewing, just wandering the streets in this area of the city is fascinating. There are many treasures to be found, and yes even some bargains! For instance, can you imagine a store that sells nothing but feathers? Feathers of every shape, size and colour... We didn't purchase any but it's such fun to look!



We took two of the Grey Line bus tours - the downtown and the uptown loop which cover many of the "must see sights" of Manhattan. We also wandered the South Street Seaport, Fifth Avenue and a small section of Central Park. There is never enough time, and always more to see but we were happy with what we accomplished in our short time.

Peace,
LInda

"There's something in the New York air that makes sleep useless." ~ Simone De Beauvoir
 

6 comments:

Sandi Mac said...

And I am still petting the fabric. I could have spent a week in the garment district. Wish I hadn't been so conservation in my spending!!!! No matter what your craft it is worth your time to wander around this area of New York. Thanks for being such a great tour guide Linda!!

Jeanna said...

Sounds like a wonderful time, Linda. I'm glad you both were able to enjoy what you love while in the Big Apple.

Jennifer said...

Oh wow......all those fabric shops, and trimming shops......heaven!

Linda H said...

Sandi, start your shopping list, we can always go back at some point!

Lorraine said...

OMG - this looks and sounds fabulous - on my bucket list :)

Vee said...

Oh yes, the specific and so numerous shops in NYC. I remember fondly the sheet music store...wonder if it is still there. A button store! I would find such a fabric store overwhelming. Glad that you enjoyed a wonderful trip!

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