of Cheryl and Suze (and Ken and The Lenster !)
Where do I start....is there even enough room to go into any detail?
So, Cheryl (Darrow, for those who might live under a rock....co-owner of Ten Seconds Studio, Dallas, TX !), was coming to NYC for hers and Kens anniversary...for a week.
The Lenster and I met up with them for a day of schlepping, shopping and eating.
We started off by taking them to our little known treasure trove in NYC called CJS Sales. You'd never find it unless you KNOW about it. I KNOW THESE THINGS !!! I learned it from my Aussie friend Jen Crossley!!
Well....Cheryl nearly fell on her face when the elevator door opened and she saw THIS
YES...you walk through and over and into piles & piles and piles of F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S STUFF !
Chain, beads, rhinestones, purses, pearls, buttons, lucite, plastic, connectors, OH..what the hey...everything is there...
you just have to weed through it. That is half the fun. That is ALL the fun...come prepared...last time we went we brought a suitcase with us, BUT, they will ship !!
When you arrive David gives you the guided tour...pay attention to it..
and you'll get boxes you can fill up, as if this would ever be a problem!
then...you're OFF & running !
and searching and digging and sneezing (oh yes, dust) , but having the BEST time.
and, when you're all done you just wanna die from all the excitment you've had and the hours of fun moving boxes and sorting through stuff. Like a kid in a giant candy store. Thank you Elyse for another great experience at CJS !
Now, we eat cause we've been shopping all morning and we're dying of hunger and then we move on to M&J Trim.
Cheryl is orgasmic...I swear!
no one has ever seen this many AMAZING belt buckles in one place
and more trims
passing famous Bryant Park
where, it just so happened, Shakira was rehearsing for her free concert tonight so we were able to hear her for a bit. All the tickrts had been given out for the actual concert.
THEN: On to Metalliferous
Drawers and drawers of metal STUFF
Look, we're crafters after all..this is what we do...right !!!
and, you know of course that you can always expect the unexpected in Manhattan
the crazy !!
the sweet smells
the amazing architecture (Lyceum Theater)
lots of costume jewelry shops
unusual decor in bathrooms !
and a day with best friends !!
that I love !!
Y'all Come back soon again, y'hear!!