Wednesday, May 02, 2007

back from the big apple!

i know, i know, i'm not ever supposed to call it that. but plenty of you east coasters still refer to my fair city as 'frisco,' so fair's fair.

i definitely ate and shopped my way through the city, and have lots of great things to share with you in the next few days. but for now, i thought i'd give you a rundown of the fun little things i picked up while i was there.

no major purchases, sadly, but i did find a couple of little things i had to bring home. first, i finally got myself one of those adorable "jacobs by marc by marc jacobs...." tote bags (that i thought i'd blogged about before, but now can't seem to find). even more darling in person! (and a big thanks to one of my favorite blogs, love made visible, for the pic). i think this is going to get a lot of use, and hey, at $12, my cost-per-wear should make it basically free! truly, if you're near a MARC by marc store, definitely stop in and pick one (or two) up for yourself. it's a much cheaper - not to mention actually attainable - way to join the environmentally-friendly, "no plastic bags" trend that's running around here. and even if you're not near a store, go here and find one online - they'll ship you as many as you want, for a $10 fee.

and, another find that i can't locate online was a darling little ladybug coin purse from kate spade. i'm currently using it as a wallet, and i just love it - makes me smile every time i take it out of my bag, and it's super soft - if she were using this leather for her bags, i'd be a much bigger fan! no idea how to order online, since i can't find it on the kate spade website, but you could always visit one of their lovely retail locations, or call to order by phone. i know they had 3 in soho as of this weekend - as i made them pull them all out for me to inspect before buying ;)

PS...that gorgeous pic from central park, above, is by my darling hubs. brilliant, isn't he??