Back to Bergdorf’s

Wow!  Where has the time gone?  We’ve had a couple of quite days and New York has proved to be quite rainy.

A couple of days ago ML and I popped back up to 72nd Street to grab another pair of the most fantastic shoes I’ve ever had on my feet, but damn you Tip Toe Shoes – they didn’t have the right size or colour… So we headed back to Columbus Circle, ML turned right into Whole Foods for some supplies and I turned left and headed to Bergdorf Goodman to check out an Australian photographic exhibition that Me Jenny told me about.

This is the pretty fountain at Columbus Circle…

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And here is where you sit to eat your lunch in your ballerina outfit…

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I have never been inside The Plaza Hotel on any of the other occasions that I’ve been to NYC, I was probably never appropriately dressed to feel comfortable entering such an establishment, so this time I took the opportunity.  I found a side door that went down into a really cool food hall plaza.

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Then inside the main entrance, where they happily let average Joes off the street come in and have a look (there’s a separate entrance into the lobby where only guests who are staying are allowed.

This is where you can come and have lunch or high tea…. from what I could see it shat all  over Lillie’s Victorian Establishment.

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Thank Plaza.

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The exhibition was on the 4th floor, so I took in all the sights on the way up.

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They’re Manolos!

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Then there’s your Jimmy Choos

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And I even considered purchasing these babies…..

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Until I looked at the sole…… sorry, what?

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I didn’t look at the prices of the clothes, but my guess is that this sequin leisure suit would go for a pretty penny.

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And the ball gown section was quite lovely too (although I’m glad I got my Midwest Charity Begins at Home Gala Dinner dress at Macys – this one would have weighed a tonne in ML’s suitcase… bless her, she’s taking it home for me)

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And I think this one may have caused a bit too much of a stir for such an occasion.

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The exhibition was at Linda’s of Bergdorfs.  This is her little section of the fourth floor.

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This is one of the exhibition photos – the lovely cocky.

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I think I’ll try to make one of these next time I’m at the Islands.

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Plenty of famous people have shopped at BG’s or filmed here…. from the ladies of SaTC…

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To my favourite diva – Miss Piggy…

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There were more photographs all the way through the store, like in this Alice and Wonderland-like room.

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I think if people absolutely must hang the heads of creatures they’ve shot and killed in the wild – this could be a humane alternative… it’s made of tapestry!

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There were lovely plates that nearly made the trip home with me…

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But then I realised that there was going to be no room in the suitcase… it’s enough to make you cry….. until I saw this sign.

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So next stop on my way home was back up to Tiffany’s – this time to the 4th floor where all the little gifts and homewares are.

Wouldn’t it be lovely if this were your luggage?  You’d never be able to fly on another commercial airline though – the stress of the damage to the cases would be way too much.  You’d have to just have the cases and never go anywhere again.

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Our evening consisted of another Broadway show – this time we were seeing The Waitress.

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Apparently it was a movie, but I don’t think I have seen it because I didn’t recognise the story.

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We had great seats – front row of the mezzanine which was pretty cool, but I do have to say that this was probably my least favourite show since we’ve been here.

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It was a nice little story, but the songs were unfamiliar – which is to be expected when you haven’t seen it before… but they all seemed a bit shouty and we couldn’t make out what they were singing about.  The actors were all very talented, but it just didn’t resonate with me.

Pretty theatre though.

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