After a Starbucks breakfast and glimpse at the new Tiffany store on Wall Street I headed uptown on the subway - getting out at Bloomingdales it was too tempting not to stop (and today was my shopping day!), I then headed along to the Apple Store on 5th, which is famously open 24/7, 365 days a year (it's true - we've been at 11.30pm), and up Park Avenue; home to many a high fashion store and fancy hairdressing salon to my favourite museum - the Frick.What used to be the house of Henry Clay Frick, a millionaire/ billionaire (?) in the 1900s is now home to loads of amazing pieces in incredibly decorated rooms, including the original Holbein of Thomas More and Cromwell amongst others... has to be seen to be fully appreciated.
Working my way back towards downtown logically included shopping....and the highlight of seeing a topless Abercrombie model as soon as I walked in the store!
Arriving back down at the South Street Seaport we were whisked onto a boat tour around the tip of Manhattan to see the NYC waterfalls - part of an art exhibition which was unusual and interesting.The tour also included excellent views of the downtown skyline and got very close to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island - obvious kodak moments!
Back on land drinks had been laid on in a bar at Pier 17 before heading up to Tribeca for dinner at Arqua, a little Italian restaurant with a friendly owner - was great to take Mummy and Daddy out to a place they wouldn't have visited much when they were living here in the 80s...