Hampton Inn & Suites Stamford
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... There are a lot of squirrels running around. We then headed to Grand Central Station which is amazing. There are lots of shops and it huge. We are going on a trip to Washington on Tuesday which leaves from outside this station so we wanted to check it out ahead of time as we are leaving at 7 am. We headed home via the market to pick up supplies.... A pretty exhausting ...
... br> I was surprised at how well I knew exactly where we were due to intense study of google maps over the last few months. We crossed the Harlem river on the RFK bridge and spun into 125th Street which we followed down to 8th avenue and to our Hotel.
Aloft Harlem is one of a chain of boutique hotels opened around the world by Starwood owners of the four points and Sheraton hotels to name a few.
... just didn't quite get a lot of it.... I suppose that is the nature of art. I did love the Monet gallery and quite a bit of the Picasso stuff. There was lots of other famous pieces too by Warhol and Van Gogh.... We tossed up whether to do something else after the gallery or to come home... 6 secs outside convinced us to come home and do the washing! It reached a maximum of -1c ...
... and thousands of rolls and about every notion you could ever want. It was seriously cool. I brought a t-shirt which said "thank you Mood", Tim Gunn's words from the show.
I had a bit of a walk around the garment district but nothing much was going on there. Then had a look at Bryant Park where New York fashion week is held. Onto find Parsons School of design also where Project Runway is filmed.
Once I finished my Project Runway scouting ...
... about getting another iPad so had a look at those too. Decided that an iPad mini would be perfect. The whole process of purchasing was bloody fascinating. The guy who served us had an iPhone which he could scan our stuff with then he swiped my card in the side of it, I then had to sign the screen with my finger! A receipt then came out under the bench. All this was done right at the counter where we'd been playing with the demo model. Classic!
From there we went to FAO Swartz ...