Not all of us
are a perfect size 34B and bra shopping can become a problem
even in specialty shops that claim that they carry all sizes.
In desperation I went online to do my shopping and learned
of Linda the Bra Lady, owner of Linda's
Bra Salon located at 828 Lexington Avenue
(between 63rd and 64th) in Manhattan (best reached by bus
or cab). Her shop is small but her inventory is huge (30AA
to 48J). I was able to find three bras and they all fit perfectly.
I can't recommend this place and this woman enough. Want to
know more? Visit this
site, watch a video, print their 10% off first visit coupon,
get directions to the shop, or if you're not planning a trip
to New York in the near future, shop online at: http://www.lindasonline.com/
P.S. Read Linda's
rules for caring for
love Madison Avenue...
If you want
to know about the latest in fashion a stroll along Madison
Avenue is the perfect thing to do. I did just that, people
watching, window shopping and popping into boutiques that
interested me. It was so relaxing and what an absolute pleasure.
Some of my favorite stops included Eileen
Fisher, 521 Madison Ave (Midtown) where there
were such great basics on sale. I wasn't looking for a silk
lavender jacket but I know that the one I picked up will make
my heart sing for years to come. At The
Walking Company (551 Madison Avenue) I had
the good fortune to be served by Kenneth. He fitted me with
the most comfortable bronze sandles that are perfectly stylish
yet will allow me to walk for miles. If you're in the vicinity
I suggest a stop at this shop. They had a wonderful inventory
and offered excellent service.
night at the theatre...
daughter and I were in New York for just three nights. We
were so close to the theatre district, how could we resist
at least one night of entertainment? Our big splurge choice
was the musical, In
the Heights, a 2008 Tony Award winner.
It was thoroughly enjoyable! Then we strolled along Broadway
with all its razzle dazzle bright lights back to our hotel.
A perfect ending to a New York evening.
P.S. If you
love the theater but need a break from retail prices, visit
the center island of 47th Street between Broadway and 7th
Avenue for TKTS
(very close to the Courtyard Marriott). TKTS
sells unsold tickets on the day of performance for all Broadway
shows for up to 50% off the box office price plus a $4.00
service charge per ticket. The electronic signs in front display
what shows are available for that day. It's recommended that
you get there early. Remember, you're not alone. It's estimated
that 47 million visitors come to New York City every year.
little bit of Japan...
by accident I came across Kinokuniya
Bookstore (1073 Avenue of the Americas) located
across from Bryant Park and very close to The Courtyard Marriott.
This Japanese shop is called a bookstore but it is much more
than that. It has three floors crammed to the hilt with Japanese
merchandise -- funky T-shirts, magazines, games, stationery,
gift wrap, toys and yes, books. The atmosphere is gentle,
perfect for browsing. I bought several items that have already
been tucked away in my gift closet for next Christmas. However,
best of all I loved the small 3rd floor cafe serving Japanese
treats. I will definitely visit this charming place again.
new travel book store in New York...
This store is
not really close to the Courtyard Marriott on 40th but it's
well worth a visit the next time you're in New York. Idlewild
Books is a beautiful new independent store
near Union Square, specializing in travel and international
literature. A bookstore organized by country, Idlewild carries
fiction and non-fiction from all parts of the world, including
new and classic works in translation, travel guides, books
about politics and culture, graphic lit, language-learning
books, maps and more. If you're a true Journeywoman, we think
you'll love it. Address: 12 W. 19th Street near Fifth Avenue.
to Wikipedia, although hot dogs and pretzels are still the
main street fare, some 4,000 mobile street food vendors licensed
by the city, many immigrant-owned, have made Middle Eastern
foods such as falafals and kebabs standbys of contemporary
New York street food. Eastern European and Italian immigrants
have made the city famous for bagels, cheesecake and New York-style
that Never Sleeps...
New York is notable
among American cities for its high use and 24-hour availability
of mass transit and for the overall density and diversity
of its population. In 2005, nearly 170
languages were spoken in the city and 36%
of its population was born outside of the United States. The
city is sometimes referred to as "The
City that Never Sleeps", while other
nicknames include Gotham
and the Big Apple.
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