The most exciting part of any trip are the friends I can catch up with en route. New York has been no exception and it was so cool to catch up with the very stylish Blanca who made the trip into the city just to see me.
Blanca is another sewist that I met on IG and I do so love her feed. We had the best conversation – about zero waste fashion, our IG heroes, life, and so on. I also had a fan girl moment over her jacket, which is gorgeous and which I’m going to shamelessly copy.
After lunch in Bryant Park (thank you Blanca) we visited the garment district and Mood. I really sat on my hands so I didn’t buy anything, but there is still time…
I wish I’d taken more photographs, but, as always, we were far too busy to think about such things.
Speaking of the garment district, I thought I’d once again show these lovely sculptures which celebrate the local tailors and sewists who once plied their trade in this area.
Adjacent to the sculpture is a button and giant needle which rests on the Fashion Centre Business Improvement Kiosk, which seems to be undergoing some sort of renovation.
The first time I ever visited the Garment District I remember dodging the racks of clothes as they were wheeled about at great speed. It was such a dynamic spot and is the poorer for all the jobs that have been lost.
There is a Fashion Walk of Fame and we paused to look at each plaque. Most of the designers were unknown to me, but the next two are, of course, well known!
Mark loves Hoboken and particularly a hand made chocolate shop in Hoboken, so off we went. The chocolate shop was shut but we had a nice time wandering the very quiet streets and enjoyed the waterfront area, which we’ve never visited before.
Looking back to Manhattan and I noticed that building with a crazy lean, an amazing piece of architecture! I must find out what it’s about.
It was 9/11 and there were lots of commemorations happening. This boat in the photo above had a sign which said “Never Forget”. And we won’t! The featured image for this post is the Freedom Tower, which I thought was quite appropriate.
I wore my “new” scrappy top. It was perfect for the weather and goes so well with my mustard zero waste trousers.
There is a delightful promenade lined with trees and we did enjoy the walk along it.
Mark making me pose for the obligatory blog photo!
I’ve blogged about the ferry terminus at Hoboken before but it’s always worth showing again. The glass is all Tiffany and the ceiling decorations are exquisite.
I love the outside just as much as the inside. There are several public buildings in this style in New York.
We arrived back in the Financial District and joined the tail end of the 9/11 commemorations. Even the little bit we saw moved us inexorably.
I am now so behind on my blog posts that they may come in thick and fast. Brace yourselves!