It isn't often I get to see my friend, Californian co-blogger Laura Mae, so when I heard she was coming East to visit family and would be in New York City for the day, I quickly arranged a play date!
The dogs were thrilled to see her again, especially Willy, who ranks Laura Mae's petting technique second to none. Seriously, how many women dressed like Laura Mae would let a sheddy white dog sit on their lap for half an hour?
After lunch, Laura Mae and I hightailed it to the Fashion Institute of Technology museum, where we saw both the Global Fashion Capitals exhibit as well as the new Suzanne Bartsch Underground Fashion exhibit. All I can say is Wow!
After the museum, we walked to the Garment District for some fantasy fabric shopping at Fabrics & Fabrics and B&J. So much beauty! We also popped into Beckenstein's to admire their superb selection of menswear fabrics.
|Fuzzily captured in the harsh fluorescent lights of Fabrics & Fabrics.|
|Laura Mae inspects B&J's selection of Liberty of London prints.|
|Sumptuous cotton shirting at Beckenstein's.|
Back home again, we had a light dinner with Michael and my Mom, talked sewing till twilight, and before we knew it, it was time to take Laura Mae back to the train station.
Hopefully, I won't have to wait another year to enjoy another play date with Laura Mae. And maybe next time she'll bring her chihuahua, Tino!
INSTAGRAM EXCLUSIVE: See -- and hear -- Laura Mae sew on my Elna Grasshopper!
Have a great day, everybody!
|"Why can't she live with us?"|