This was a demo for my recent workshop. I've been away for a few days, in NYC with my husband, taking in the sights and having a lovely dinner with fellow blogger and fabulous artist Nancy Hartley and her husband, who were in from CA. We visited the Hispanic Society to see Sorolla's murals, and 4 other of his paintings. And we walked, I swear, 500 miles.
We had dinner at the Salmagundi Club, which is affiliated with the Providence Art Club, and they were having an Art Auction with some beautiful work. They have some beautiful pieces in their collection as well.
Everywhere we went in New York, we had good experiences. People were so friendly, so kind. Maybe I just expected it and it was so.
One thing I really wanted was some exquisite perfume I used to get all the time and you can't get it in Boston or Providence. Apparently they have discontinued it - although it has been around for a long, long time. I was ... unhappy... and basically talked the ear off the salesman in one of the really big dept. stores on 5th Avenue. You know, the kind you feel like one of the unwashed masses the moment you walk in. Well, this salesman listened, then took my contact info and promised if they reissued it he'd contact me. And still, I lamented. Whined.... and suddenly he asked me to wait right there and he literally climbed in a little closet hidden behind the counter and was there a LONG time... and came out, put his finger to his lips (shhhhh) flashed a big flask at me with the name of my perfume taped across the front, and quickly wrapped it tissue and stuffed it in my bag. I don't think I closed my mouth till I got back out on to the street. He GAVE me one of the last bottles of the perfume!Pin It