Day 12: Anyone for tea?

We had a pretty lazy day on Sunday. We dyed Mardi’s hair and whilst she was letting the dye set I went for a walk and picked up some lunch. I ventured up to 63rd street and Eighth avenue and took some photos around this area, most of you will understand the 63 reference given recent events in Australia around the death of Phillip Hughes. 

I walked back from 63rd street to 44th and grabbed lunch at Shake Shack 

After lunch we ventured to the Soho district, Blecker street and Mardi visited NARS, a cool cosmetic shop that doesn’t test on animals. We also went to Murray’s cheese shop and got some yummy cheese and honey roasted cashews. Yum. And some special chocolate as a gift. 

We then went to Gorin hats and I picked up a new hat. I’ve been wanting to visit this store for a while. They made a bit of a name for themselves supplying the Heisenberg hat for the Breaking Bad TV series. 

We then went to Bosie Tea on Morton Street. This is such a great tea parkour. We visited a couple of times in 2013. We will be back. Just a beautiful setting with lounges and lots of teak and dozens of polished tins full of tea. We had a full tea service. Sandwiches, tea cake, macarons and scones. Absolutely beautiful. Mardi had her usual English Breakfast tea and I tried a chocolate almond blend. The tea was so good we had a second pot each and sat for an hour taking in the atmosphere. 

After tea we walked the streets of the district. We looked in the windows and Mardi tried on a $5000 Chanel watch. Whilst I was looking at a shop dedicated to selling shoe laces, yes, shoe laces Mardi was offered a free gift from an Israeli cosmetic shop. We succumbed to the free gift and Mardi was treated to some free eye treatments and hand treatments. A full on sales job was under way. This will do that for you, it’s from the Dead Sea, it has special powers. All very interesting. For you today only $600. So we said no and we’re basically chained to our seats to listen to more about these magical products. In the end Mardi made a small purchase, more so we could get out of the shop, but the products were all vegan and not tested on animals so met with Mardi’s buying needs. 

We wandered the streets for a couple of more hours before boarding the subway home.

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