Tuesday, March 20, 2007
They had accessories for every color outfit you could possibly own at cheap, cheap prices!!! Think Claire's accessories but not made for kids...totally amazing! After spending an hour and a half in there we went over to get our daily Starbucks...then to keep on truckin'...
Time Square was going to be our last stop before we had to check out of the hotel...but I got caught up being a kid again at Toys R Us! The photo on the left is the Farris Wheel inside of the store! OH MY...LOVE IT! What kid wouldn't want to hang out here all day! On our way back up 7th we still had some time before checking out and there is this place I read about called Alcone Company...which sells make up to theater/broadway, TV and movie stars. They are so helpful and I had such a fun time in there!!! The staff was super knowledgeable plus they didn't push their products on you...plus the prices were reasonable!
Now it's check out time...so sad to leave NYC...but I miss home!! Can't wait to see my husband tonight!!! Plus get back to work (sounds crazy I know but I love my job)!!!
Monday, March 19, 2007
The photo on the top is my mom and I "On Top of the Rock". Absolutely breathtaking...then we went down to the Ice Skating Rink in front of Rockefeller Center!
We had a great day shopping and enjoying spending time together! So...to end a wonderful full day of shopping we hit up "Chat n Chew" for dinner! What a fun atmosphere and cute place! If you like diner-ish food check it out!!! After dinner we hit up some more shops plus checked out a "Chocolate Bar" called "Chocolate by the bald man Max Brenner"...it was something that I had seen on Food Network, so I HAD to go there!!! I ended up getting some yummy gifts for people at home!
Tomorrow we leave to go home...I can't believe it's been about a week that I have been here!!!
I love NYC!!!!
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Tomorrow is going to be full of sightseeing, and of course shopping!!!
(On the left is the Frozen Hot Chocolate my mom ordered and on the right is my Hot Fudge Sundae!)
Saturday, March 17, 2007
After a long day of work on Saturday we went out for a yummy dinner at Ruby Foo's...what a delicious dinner!! Plus keep in mind that today is St. Patricks Day...so it was WILD in the streets of NY! I love this city!
Check back for the shopping 411 on Sunday!
Friday, March 16, 2007
So today I am a little tired...mainly my feet hurt...plus with the change in weather it doesn't help. Talk about a challenge trying to walk in the snow without falling on your bum! The photo on the left is the balcony off my room. Totally amazing...but really cold!!!
Tomorrow is the last day of our event...which makes me sad! I love to share all of the wonderful products that Duncan has to offer...plus I love to talk about the techniques and project ideas available on our web!
Well..it's almost dinner time here! Talk to you tomorrow...hope I don't fly away from the 30 mph winds!!
Thursday, March 15, 2007
The photo to the left is myself and my boss before the show started...below that photo is a picture of our booth! Don't you want to jump in the Ocean Habitat?!
Today in NY the weather has totally changed! Tonight the weather channel said that its going to rain, then snow!!! Oh my this Cali girl might turn into a popsicle!!!
After Day 1 at NAEA I am so excited to go back tomorrow to meet more people and share all of the wonderful products that Duncan has to offer!
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
1. Booth set up was going to be a breeze!
2. Our new Duncan 2007 Creativity Guide will be delivered to us no problems!
3. My luggage will arrive!!!
So...it was time to head for the Hilton Towers to set up for NAEA and get started on my 3 fabulous things for the day!
We got to our booth area and sure enough, other exhibitors were busy getting all of their stuff set up! It was crazy...but good crazy! When we were about half way finished setting up our booth...the 2007 Creativity Guides had arrived!!! Yes! That is one off my list! It didn't take long to set up our booth...the hardest part was the lining up the wallpaper (check back for pictures tomorrow)!!! So sweet, another one off the list...that's 2 out of 3! Back to the hotel to check on my luggage...guess what...IT ARRIVED!!!!!! I was so excited I could have done cartwheels in the lobby! Yes...it's an absolutely fabulous day today!
After a great day, our Duncan Team set out to hit the town..."Uptown...Downtown...all the way around town"...we took the Subway down to catch the ferry to Ellis Island & Statue of Liberty, but we were about 5 minutes late for the last ferry! AHH! Then we headed up to check out some other "tourist" attractions...we past by Trinity Church, which the architecture is amazing there! We went through the tribute to 9-11 which was so moving...but very very sad. I attached a photo of Firehouse 10 which is right across from Ground Zero, next to the tribute. To pick up the mood after that we headed back on the Subway to 34th Street...to check out The Empire State Building, all the way to the top! 86 floors!!! The view was absolutely breathtaking...I took a photo from looking up and then several from looking out. (I am attaching my favorites!) After soaking up the views, lights, and plenty of wind we headed back to the area of our hotel to grab a bite to eat!
What a day today! Check back tomorrow for photos from our AMAZING booth!
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Unfortunately I had a slight issue...my luggage was LOST!!! I still am going to remain positive...I am in NY, the fashion capital of the world...so I could definitely shop for a new mini wardrobe!!!
Tomorrow we are going to be setting up our booth for the NAEA event here! I can't wait!!! Check back for tomorrows stories!