As Francesca wraps up her sojourn in the Big Apple, she reflects on the fact that the Raspberry-Mango Chi Chi at The View is incredibly delicious and refreshingly cold, and another Manolo for the Big Girl meet-and-greet will have to take place there, if only for the delicious cocktails. She is saddened that so many valued readers were not able to make it. Who could have foreseen that Christine’s dog would have a highly unfortunate run-in with a stupid boy and a BB gun? It is terrible and Francesca wishes Rosy (the dog) well.
While rushing to an appointment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Francesca noticed a little boutique with clothing for the Big Girl, but was too rushed to write down its name for further research, and now forgets . . . are there any UWS readers who can help? It was on Broadway, some place between 97th and 100th, on the East side of the street. Any details in the comments would be appreciated by all readers in New York, Francesca is sure.
Oh, my, Francesca got so much wonderful shopping done. Francesca loves sales and clearance racks! She found an adorable pink cotton top at Saks Fifth Avenue’s Salon Z department for $32, a cotton-and-gingham polo at Lane Bryant for $5 (count ’em, five dollars), a sweet nightgown and multiple tops and skirts at Talbots Woman Petites, and a gorgeous office-appropriate skirt at Macy’s for just $35. With the money she saved, Francesca has splurged on the slightly outrageous Mozart shoes by Stuart Weitzman, which she will probably wear twice in her life, but which are so much fun to own. It has been a wonderful trip.