Keeping the roads hot! Chicago to NYC!!!

Hello sweet friends! WOW! Have I been a busy busy gal these past few weeks. I've been traveling more than I've been home. Two weekends ago my long time best friend Kristie and I made special girls trip to Chicago to see Madonna in concert. She totally rocked it! Kris and I saw her perform 4 years ago and I honestly think this was her best show and performance.  




Miss Kristie all "dolled up"


Strike a pose!


Ready to get into the groove!


The show was unbelievable and so energetic. Everyone was up on their feet dancing. Unfortunatley, I dont have more photos of our weekend. We spent ALOT of time indoors shopping durning our downtime. hee! hee!    

Now onto mine and Natasha's big NYC adventures! Right after we landed we wasted NO time. We dropped off our bags and OFF we go. LOTS to see and do in the Big Apple!

Within a few short blocks of our hotel we spotted an outdoor flea market. 

DSCN5180 We shopped and browsed, and later we stumbled upon one of our "must do list" of having a cupcake from Magnolia Bakery.


We of course spent one evening in Times Square. We saw the Broadway show "Wicked" and another evening dined in the heart of Times Square. Natasha and I both were in awe!




Sipping cocktails under the big lights.


I have to share this one adorable shot of Natahsa. We were getting ready for a night out on the town. She was showing off her new FABULOUS Betsey Johnson boots. We had just shopped her store in which I bought a gorgeous coat, and she purchased these fun boots!


One afternoon we hooked up with the SUPER SUPER SWEET Bethany of Love from my Studio . She and her family made a special trip from Road Island to NYC for a day of shopping and to meet Natasha and I at FAO Schwartz.


Natasha and Bethany's son played on the large piano that was featured in the movie BIG.



Some fun sweet shots taken inside FAO.




Tuesday on Election Day we meet up with the lovely and NYC native Barbara Jacksier. Many of you know Barbara. She use to be the head editor of Romantic Country Magazine. She has been talking with Natasha and decided to meet us in the city for a day of fun experiences. Natasha and I met Barbara and her super fun and kind friend Chitsou in Chinatown for Dim Sum which I had never experienced before.



The restaurant was HUGE! I was very proud of myself to try some new foods, but i just couldnt bring myself to eat chicken feet. LOL!!!!

We shopped Chinatown for some fun bargains, and later did a little shopping in my favorite area Soho. We meet up with Barbara's friend Dan and Scott for happy hour at a quaint local bar in Soho.





After happy hour cocktails we headed to the Lower East Side and checked out the hip and ultra cool band Rupa and the April Fishes perform on what was a historical election evening.



Natasha, Chitsou, and Rupa.


Barbara is the BEST tour guide! She knows the city and the best place to eat, visit and shop! Thank you sooo much Miss Barbara for a fabulous and eventful day and LATE night!!! 

The next day Natasha and I made a special trip to the famous Tinsel Trading Company. OH my heavens! This place is BEYOND fabulous!!!


I bought some beautiful floral millinery. There were so many to choose from. I was a kid in a candy store. These are my little beauties.


Our next stop was M & J Timming. Ok, I was in awe of Tinsel Trading, but when I stepped inside M&J, my jaw dropped. Never before have I ever stepped inside a store that has SOOOOOO much GORGEOUS trim! Natasha and I were all over the place. Hundreds and Hundreds to choose from. This is my little stash of what I bought home. I cant WAIT to use this trim in my upcomming creations.

DSCN5403_edited-2 This thick chenille hot pink pepermint looking trim is hands down my FAVORITE!!!

DSCN5404_edited-2 More pretty sweet trim.


DSCN5409_edited-2  I just have to show you this cute photo of my "girls" playing all in my pink crinoline.


On our last day we spent a few hours in Central Park. We had a nice lunch at the Boathouse where they filmed the movie 27 dresses. Natasha was SOOO excited. Especially since she had just seen the movie.



Natasha had a special admirer. He was stopping by our table quite often offering us bread and re-filling our water glasses. It was fun watching him flirt with Natasha.


It was a PREFECT fall day in Central Park. THe leaves were at their prime!



We took some gorgeous photos of Bow Bridge.




Later that evening we meet up with some close friends of mine that use to live in the City. Dawn and Craig are always the best host and know exactley where to take you for the coolest "in spots". We met them at Pastis which is located in the Meat Packing district.

Photo of us girls.


Natasha and Craig.


Me & Dawn.


After cocktails and a fabulous yummy dinner. We headed over to the uber chic Hotel Gansevoort to have cocktails on the rooftop bar. Natasha is on the only one that had a camera so she took all the beautiful night skyline photos. 

By the end of this trip I was exhausted! I had an AMAZING time with Natasha. We got along great the entire trip and we managed to do almost everything she had on her "must-see" list.  Natasha's next adventure was to meet with the cutie-cute Miss Karla, and than off to spend a few days with Heather

Now girlies Im packing AGAIN and this time it's to Omaha, NE for the highlight weekend I've been waiting for…….. ..SILVER BELLA!!!!!! Im BEYOND excited to be returning again for my second year. I've been waiting a long time to meet so many lovely gals that I've had the opportunity to chat with and grow very close to thru blogging. As of tomorrow I will be seeing them face to face for the first time. 

This is my sweet little name tag that I made for Silver Bella.


My Silver Bella edition vintage doll head brooch that I made to wear. Her name is Miss Bella.


 I know many of you girls are not attending this year, but I PROMISE to take lots of photos to share with you all, and hopefully I can convince you to attend next year! ;)  

Off to pack now!

Hugs and Kisses!

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