I love New York so much. For three Days. I”m on my third day, and it’s time to haul my sorry, tired feet and butt back to Colorado – yoga and quiet.
This was a trip for me, my sister and my niece. We’ve had a blast – from lounging in the Palace courtyard drinking wine to the 1:30a knock/ringing of our hotel doorbell from some unknown clearly oversharing maurauder who shouted to let him in so he could “make the pee-pee!!” We didn’t.
We went to Bergdorf — wait, right up front, I should tell y’all that I really didn’t sniff perfume this weekend, except the new Byredo. Not sure why, just didn’t get around to it. I did smell all the new Malle candles, the ones I don’t have, and now I think I need them all or most all – I may be able to exclude a couple maybe. I’m pea-green with envy after reading Anita’s post from Monday about meeting Mr. Malle. He’s done some amazing work with scent, and his candles really take it in a completely new direction. More on that later – maybe today or maybe Thursday. I did ask if they’d ever make some of the candle scents into perfume and was told no, never.
Bergdorf was the place for my much-wanted Le Metier makeover. Since there was the first of two parades going on Sunday, we sorta had the place to ourselves, and the super-fabulous Dustin gave me a spectacular lesson with all the Metier products. It’s a pricey, but a great line. He did tell me that Le Metier uses no tar in their mascara, which does make sense since theirs is one of the few mascaras that do not bother my eyes in the least when I have it on. Most mascaras do have tar in them, he said. I have no idea what’s in anything, but when he told me the two brands that had the most in them, they are the two brands I absolutely can’t wear without my eyes just going into red revolt. Hmmm.
The rest of the Le Metier products really work for people like me who just get weary of having to know where my brow crease is since it keeps moving every year I get older. The kaleidoscope face, lip and eye palettes are so easy to use and look flawless when you finish, but not overdone in that face masky kind of way. The concealor blended into my undereye area perfectly and didn’t look like I’d just put on concealor. The true test of his skills is when I put my own face on this morning, and it looked just like the one he gave me yesterday that I loved.
Complete success on that mission. And I picked up another pair of boots that I need about as much as I need another eye shadow or lipstick.
Today (Monday) was a jaunt up to the upper West (?) side to see St. John the Divine Church, which is pretty spectacular, but why do people pee in the area by the churchwith the statute? Maybe it was the same guy that wanted to “make the pee-pee” Sunday night. For some reason, I thought we were walking like 30-40 blocks. It turned out to be like 80 blocks, halfway through Central Park, and we weren’t even halfway there. My hips, feet, calves, ass are so sore right now. At least we found the good sense to grab the subway back to the hotel, swan up to our room in a hurry, change clothes and walk over to the Plaza for tea. Tea at the Plaza is lovely. Not as lovely as the teas I had in London, but really charming.
Okay, the candle thing will take too long to put in this post, sorry! Plus I’ve just burned two of the three I picked up, so I can’t talk about them all, except to say these three have the same great throw as the other two. I do have a question to ask, how do you New Yorkers walk they way you do in heels? Is there a trick to this? I walk in flats, but even then, my feet feel like hamburger. I can’t imagine how 7 hours walking would feel if I’d worn my stacked heel boots. What do I not know? Or do y’all just have heels on from the time you’re 3?