I love coming to New York. We had visited many times before we lived upstate for 2 years and so have done the regular touristy things many times. so now there is no real 'to do' list and we can just enjoy being there. Whenever my husband says he has a trip to New York I jump online - price up flights and google new restaurants all at the same time as mentally preparing a shopping list.
There are so many things I buy when I am in the USA and vitamins is one of them. I stock up for a year on high quality food state vitamins. This quality is not available at all in Switzerland and although I can buy them in the UK they cost about 3 times as much. I also love stores like Century 21, Loft, Banana Republic, Nine West and Michael Kors. One of the great things about travel and visiting places regularly is that you really can cherry pick things to buy and where to get them at the best prices. This time we are also lucky as the dollar is quite weak against the Swiss Franc so everything is even cheaper than normal - even better !!
This trip was in June and so it was quite hot in the city. This was not idea shopping weather but still bearable. What did strike me this time was how well dressed the New York women were. I have never see so many women in colourful pretty dresses.... or at least I never noticed before. Maybe I have become a bit too used to the Swiss style of dressing and it was always like this, and now I notice because of the contrast, or maybe there are just more dress choices available in the stores...I'm not sure the reason....Of course there were exceptions however for the most part I suspect these were tourists from out of town or elsewhere in the world. On one day whilst walking to central park I just took some candid shots of people just going about their business - wearing dresses. The photos are below and were taken within about 30 minutes.
I LOVE dresses, and wear them often - despite being told that when I passed 40 I was too old to wear them (by a Swiss woman I feel I must add) and seeing so many around the city made me excited to get home to my colourful dress collection.
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