Friday, January 20, 2012
Jimmy, Purl Soho, and David Burke
On the first night in New York, I got to meet up with the gals from Soho Publishing, including Erin Slonaker, who writes the blog Pepperknits and is also the fabbity fab editor of YMN. Erin, Doreen (the advertising/sales superwoman for Soho), Hal Ozbelli (my boss) and I all went out for drinks at the fabulous Jimmy Rooftop Bar. I had a Cosmo, because Doreen insisted that I must have a very NY drink in the city my first night out, and we mulled over great conversation and drinks for a few hours while admiring the spectacular 360 views.
After drinks, Erin and I walked through the brisk and not-so-busy streets of Soho to visit the famous Purl Soho. I am an avid reader of The Purl Bee and have always dreamt of visiting the shop that constantly inspires me. Their new location is so beautiful, with floor to ceiling yarn everywhere, and all arranged by brands and colors. I picked up a few treats -- some of the KPM mini-skeins for colorwork, a Purl Soho project bag (more of a souvenir than anything), and a little fabric stack of six half-yards.
We went back to the James to go to the David Burke Kitchen for dinner, which was fabulous! So delicious in every way. I ate more than I should have but it was so worth it for the experience.