I can't believe it's less than 10 days until Christmas and I still have not done some of the major things, like finishing shopping, sending cards and feeling the spirit...
We're heading up to NYC for a day of shopping this week, so hopefully that will put me in the mood. The Blonde, the Redhead and I (the Brunette) have been taking this trip in December for many years, with varying degrees of success. One year, some of the group wanted to go to a bar in the Village where one of the bartenders was a character on a soap opera. I declined that and found my way to Soho for some power-shopping.
We always spend a little time in Chinatown, mostly because of my affection for Pearl River Mart, which I remember from the old days on top of the stalls on Canal Street. It took several tries to find it, but when I did, it was worth it for its amazing silk-brocade covered books, beautiful china and "ivory" and "tortoise shell" toothbrushes.
This year, the Redhead wants to go to the new CB2, the younger sibling of Crate & Barrel in Soho, I want to go to Muji, the Japanese minimalist store, which I loved in London. They are very close to each other, but I am sure we'll all go in both.The Blonde wants to get shoes. She's also going to go see The Color Purple on Broadway and got a great deal on tickets.
We will end the day, as we always do, with a photo in front of the tree at Rockefeller Center.