what would i do if all my classes were cancelled today and someone gave me $100? i expect that would head into the city. i haven’t been to Manhattan since this summer and this is now perfect city weather. it’s cool and crisp and can already smell the roasting peanuts in the Village. oh man. I think i would hit up a couple of shops–def The Strand bookstore.
have you ever been there? holy shit. you have never seen the best collection of used books than you have at The Strand in Manhattan. so many great art books! i expect i would blow almost all my $100 there.
Next, I would love to hit up the Costume Collection at The Met. This is new to me….I have only just heard about the fantastic collection of vintage clothing and costumes that are archived there. wow. I have been going through the archive online….the dresses from the 1920s are simply amazing…the embroidery work and the craftwork of the sewing. wow.
I would definitely hit that up. Then I would spend whatever remaining money i had on a book from the museum. and you know how much those art books are when you buy them directly from the museum…it would cost a small fortune. so that would eat up my money.
omg! eating! I totally forgot the eat! there is this little Afghani restaurant down one of the side alleys near Times Square…I ate there once a few years ago. I would hunt that place out and spend the remainder of my day there eating and drinking warm tea.
OK. that settles it. next THursday, my next day off, I am heading into the city.