Well, the Purl garment district shopping tour is all set. I can hardly wait! I've arranged some special tours of my favorite shops, and one store has offered everyone in the group a 20% discount. Two other stores are opening specially for us, since they're aren't always open on Saturdays. And to top it all off, we're having lunch at the Bryant Park Grill! I think it will be lots of fun.
This is the first time I've organized a shopping tour, and it was really interesting to make all the arrangements. Some of the shops were beyond happy to oblige, and other stores just didn't get it. Here they have a fantastic opportunity to gain some new customers but seemed almost resentful that we wanted include them in our plans, even though they are open on Saturdays anyway. Of course the garment district has never been known for it's fabulous customer service or for a luxurious shopping ambiance but, hey, we're coming to spend money!
I think there are a few spots still open if anyone will be in the area and wants to join us. I'm looking forward to having Chocolate Marbles French Toast (whatever that is, it sounds ridiculously rich, sweet, and indulgant) and champagne for brunch after a hard morning of shopping for luxury fabrics, notions, and trim. What a tough life!