|This dapper guy rolled up with a parrot on his shoulder|
Forgot to mention that yesterday we strolled up Madison Ave checking out the high end shopping. Went into Barneys; wow that was sobering. They had a pair of $60 pants in there that some designer had “distressed” and was selling for $600. I don’t quite understand the concept of “distressing,” which could also be called “wearing out.” Why pay extra for worn out clothes. Pants should be distressed by the owner, how else will they reflect the owner’s personality.
We cut across Central Park at 72nd and popped out in the West side at the Strawberry Fields Memorial, which honors John Lennon who was shot 32 years ago just across the street at the Dakota Hotel. We went to the Dakota but there was no plaque or any other sign of what happened there in 1980. Maybe the owners don’t want to be known as the place where John Lennon was killed.
Last night we returned to Eataly for a light dinner. I love that place.
Today I’m off for the Garment District looking for zippers and fabric.