After leaving the Parade I decided to check out the display of China and Linens at Bergdorf Goodman’s! It is always so special to walk the Home Furnishings Floor and just look at all the eye candy! They are truly magnificent and give me ideas as to what I can look for in TJ Max or Century 21 that look similar! I actually got caught up in the moment and was looking at some beautiful china by Ann Weatherly and decided to inquire about a place setting for four. It reminded me of China my Aunt and Uncle had years back, Flora Danica and I thought of starting with a place setting for four and I could always add, right? I would save it for tea parties and special occasions. When the saleswoman approached me she first looked at my head and I then realized I still had my Garland from the parade on my head. I started to laugh as although it wasn’t a look of horror on her face, I could read her thoughts of ” Oh my she really is in over her head! It really was so amusing and another New York moment I wish I had a picture of! Here is a picture of the China set up just like I would LOL despite my green garland or maybe then I would set this place setting each St Patty’s Day as a reminder of my shopping spree at Bergdorf’s! By the way I decided to pass on the china which runs around $2000.00 per place setting. I thought to myself with that $8000.00 I could take a trip to Europe and have many more memories with which to write about! Yes indeed another day spent in the Big Apple!
March would not be complete without observing St. Patrick’s Day and this year as many before I enjoyed taking in the parade on 5th Avenue. All the hustle, bustle and Bagpipes are so exciting and even though I was freezing , I did enjoy all the glory and spirit the Irish offer us on their Special Day! I met two great ladies a Mother and Daughter team from California that were visiting and staying at the Plaza and I had to take a picture to share their enthusiasm with you!
I couldn’t end this post without sharing yet another St Patty’s Day garland story. Stephanie and I had gone to the parade two or three years ago and I had the same garland (we bought a huge roll, that will last for years!)on my head and after the parade we went to Macys. We were happily shopping on the shoe floor where there was a lot of commotion going on, and I didn’t realize that there was a fashion show in progress. I was admiring a shoe on a mannequin and touched it slightly and all of a sudden the foot moved. I was shocked and looked up and realized it was a model not a mannequin. I had been just looking at eye level and she was standing on a table just like a mannequin! I found it hilarious that I touched her foot, and was thinking Thank God I didn’t do what I always do and try and pick it up LOL! Well anyway here’s the really fun part of this story. I was walking a little further down and you have to realize there are probably two hundred people walking around when out of know where two hands are holding me back. I looked up and saw this man saying you cant go any further and looked at me like I was trying to crash through a line. Needless to say I was startled and with my NY attitude I said “What are you Doing?” to the man “take your hands off me before I call Security” Then he said I am security. I asked him to explain his actions and he immediately apologized and explained that Ivanka Trump was coming down the aisle and they were setting her place up! I said Well that’s nice I was just trying to shop and was really quite annoyed at his manhandling of me. He realized he was a little over zealous as well and said please excuse my behavior and escorted me over to meet Ivanka Trump and take a picture with her. He really felt bad and I realized he just panicked at that moment as they were filming her coming in, so we went over and I was introduced to Ivanka. She is really so beautiful and so cordial and enjoyed taking a picture with me. We talked about her new shoe line and as I was leaving she said I really like your festive hair headband for St Patty’s Day. I remember laughing as here she was so elegant and I’m in a Jean jacket and garland having been at the parade, and now I have a beautiful picture of shall I say elegance meets train wreck………… so so funny………memories…..memories……..memories!
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