In the first part of the New York adventure I left you with our first sight of the Empire State Building. We headed home after that to catch some much needed zzzz… the next day we were up and raring to go for round 2. What was on the agenda? Shopping, shopping and oh yeah.. shopping!
We headed straight to Macy’s and it looks magically festive as soon as you step through the door but it doesn’t end there. They have a whole floor (9th floor.. its a bit of a trek!) dedicated to Christmas.
Macy’s takes time. It is the world’s largest store so don’t underestimate the browsing time required to do it justice. If it wasn’t amazing enough already, they also give you a 10% if you’re not a local – bargainastic!
Shopping works up an appetite but we didn’t want to stop, so after grabbing a quick slice of pizza we got straight back to it on Fifth Avenue.
Eventually once you’ve trawled through all the other flagship stores of fashion, jewellery, make up you reach the one that you’ve been waiting for. A New York landmark in it’s own right, Tiffany’s certainly makes a statement.
Sharni was rather taken with all the shiney things, meanwhile I couldn’t get the tune to “and I said what about breakfast at Tiffany’s ?” out of my head.
None, however, are quite as shiney as the Tiffany diamond that can be found in a display cabinet on the ground floor. Look at it sparkle!
After our shopping extravanganza we popped home to dump our day’s purchases, get ten minutes rest before rushing back out of the door.
The rush was because we had tickets to see Kinky Boots on Broadway!
After a small confusion over theatres which had us running through Times Square with ten minutes til the show started, we finally got in our seats in the nick of time. Kinky Boots deserves every single one of the six Tony Awards it won in its first year and I felt completely privileged to watch Billy Porter’s Tony Award winning performance, he’s ridiculously talented. I was impressed with the whole thing I bought the soundtrack. For those of you that don’t know the premise, its about a guy who inherits his father’s failing shoe factory and they decide to start manufacturing shoes for drag queens to save the business – if you get the opportunity, do yourself a favour, watch it!
The cast were about after the show to do a fundraising collection and I grabbed the opportunity to get a quick photo.
Once the email show finished we had more time to take in the spectacle that is Times Square. Words or pictures can’t really describe the feeling of being surrounded by all of the screens, news alerts and gigantic advertising. It’s a little dizzying.
After we had stood in awe for for a while, the yawns got the better of us and we headed back to dream of tall buildings, bright lights and drag queens.