New York New York

So good they named it twice, and quite rightly. A wonderful day in Manhattan, lunch from Dean and Deluca eaten on a bench in Central Park.
A quick look in The Tavern on the Green, a wonderful venue stuck in a timewarp, dismissed nowadays as being a tourist trap by the well to do, but I loved it. The vintage flora lanterns hanging in the garden were beautiful, and as I have a mountain of fabric - you can expect to see these in the shop on my return.
A stroll up to the 6th floor of Takashimaya, to visit their beautiful florist, small arrangements of mixed sculptural flowers. http://www.takashimaya-ny.com/flower.php
A quick trip to Henri Bendel resulted in a make over Manhattan style where a very lovely girl turned me form a rosy cheeked English rose to a glamorous New Yorker - well bless her she tried, and in return for her hard work I bought some sort of eyeliner thing, which will doubtless never see the light of day.
Supper was a real treat, a cab - of the yellow variety took us to the meat packing district, and to the Spice market, an amazing restaurant. South East Asian food, we feasted on black pepper shrimp, mango salad, chicken samosas and the most divine lobster and spinach.
Tomorrow it is back to the serious business of flowers, Englishness and lecturing, but today I felt like Carrie Bradshaw.

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