(This was a post I started 2 weeks ago….boy time can fly by.
But I didn’t want to not ever post it……so here it finally is.
Although many of you have been anxiously waiting for Spring
to arrive…….for us preparations for it have been underway
for months…..and now crunch time is here we’ve been
Hence why I’ve been slow in posting.
The couple of days at the NY Gift Show were cold and gray.
That was not a problem as we were going to be indoor most of the time anyways.
We were tired of waiting for the shuttle bus to arrive so we decided to
hoof it the 3 blocks.
Man that was rough but we survived.
We tried getting a taxi but no luck!
It was a good thing that we started off the day with a good breakfast. The Tick Tock diner was right next
to the hotel we stayed at. George knew he wanted to go there the minute he spied it the night before.
We were running late that morning and normally I would have advised not to but I knew
he really wanted to go and plus the place was cute.
I kept it simple…..2 eggs over easy, home fries and toast……rye toast
but she must not have heard me and thought I said dry toast……but no matter.
Like I said we were running late!
plus I just stole the extra butter George had from his pancakes….
and yes he can eat pancakes everyday and still lose weight.
I keep thinking one of these days it will catch up to him.
This diner is very much a throw back to the 50’s in it’s décor and menu.
The hand painted wall murals where so colorful and reminiscent of the era.
I never noticed until now the route 66 sign on the wall.
My parents when they came to America in 1965 were mislead into thinking that they
could drive cross country from New York to California just driving on Rt 66.
They soon learned that they couldn’t.
In the 50’s and 60’s they were making great changes in the road systems so that may
have been the reason for the confusion.
Whatever road we traveled on we eventually got there……
to California that is…….
but by the end of the year we were back in New England……and eventually landed in Connecticut.
and here I still am.
(but I digress!!!!!!)
I have to tell you that I ended up taken a fraction of the pictures I took last year. We weren’t
sure that we would get all 3 days here at the gift show because of the ice storm that they predicted
so we were trying to cram 3 days into 2 .
After I was done with the order I would pass the rep off to Hubby so he could
give them all the info they needed to finish the order and printed it.
Supposedly they were impressed with our efficiency:)haha
I was so worried about getting to the next stop I didn’t even think about taking pictures.
which is so not like me!
This was the first booth I headed to. Last year it was so busy I waited a long time to place my order that I knew I had to be the first one in.
I planned it right because the place filled up so fast after only 10 minutes.
Silly but cute…..
and no I didn’t order it because it really isn’t pink……it was ORANGE
like all goldfish are. Makes sense but not for Christmas.
One of my last stops was a showroom filled with Christmas decorations.
For my own benefit I took photos of the things I ordered so that
I could have a visual record of what would be coming in July.
None of these I planned on showing to you guys since they were just quick shots so I collaged it so it would look more impressive.
Now once relaxed at dinner I did take some photos. We met up with
Brooke and her daughter Calista who are exhibitors at the gift show.
Their company is called Hanah Silk and they make the most beautiful hand dyed silk and satin ribbon.
They have a gazillion different colors it makes it hard to not want all each one.
One of these days I’ll have to sell it online.
I’ll share with you what we ordered for dinner.
At Brookes suggestion we went to this Italian restaurant on 9th ave.
They had been there a few times before and had always enjoyed it.
That sounded good to us because we had made no plans.
We had been wanting to get together for dinner for 3 years now and we were finally going.
We had such a great time talking about the show, the vendors and the how gift shops are doing these days
in this economy. But mostly we talked about plants since Brooke has a great love of
gardening. She used to grow tons of lavender and used to sell it wholesale.
Living it Eureka California they are so lucky to have cool Summers and in the Winter months the tempertures
rarely ever drop below freezing!
Ok, why am I living in New England????
oh yeah I love it here……haha
The Restaurant we ate at is called Il Punto Ristorante on 9th and corner of 38th.
Incredible food , service and atmosphere……..and the prices were wonderful.
3 of us had the pre-prix for $35 which included, app. entrée, dessert and glass of wine.
Great deal for NYC I thought.
Brooke had a big honking piece of veal chop.
not my thing but you have to agree it looked darn good…..even for a veggie like me.
the rest of us had the sea bass.
We eventually came to the dessert part of the meal and we all agreed on the tiramisu
Which was hands down the best I've ever had and everyone agreed.
I got a little carried away in photographing it.
It’s a good thing I was so stuffed or I might have ordered another.
I can’t wait to go back to that restaurant …..
hum….which reminds me I do have to go back to the city for one more day before