Monday was a sweet day for me because I was back in my favorite city- NYC.

At my favorite hotel…

The Ritz team is amazing. Once you become family, you are family. They know your favorite foods, your favorite restaurants etc. and they even provide MANY Bandaids for your poor aching feet (especially when you are dumb enough to wear new shoes). LOL

Our room was on the third floor. The top point of the American flag is in our window.

It’s not every day that I take a picture of my hotel bathroom but I do it every time we go here. LOL

Marble just never gets old.

We , the Writer and I, dropped off our bags and raced outside to the waiting cab that would take us to my appointment with Duralee Fabrics in the garment district.

Showtime!

We caught each other up on “life” before moving on to the business at hand.

This is your only full peek at the top-secret inner sanctum.

I will have to black out things from here on.

OH! But first, right there on top of the pile…

My fabric.  They say it’s getting a lot of buzz right now on Houzz. That’s gratifying.

It was a great meeting.  I learn something new each time I present that only challenges me more and makes my work better.  For that I am grateful.

We met with the entire staff and in the end they asked permission to keep 10 patterns.

That’s 10 times more than they took last time. woo hoo!

We now have to wait and see how many will actually make it into production.

They have to jump through many hoops and find a slot in already slated collections.

Stay tuned.

Leaving Duralee we walked toward Madison Square Park and stopped at a great little- well not so little- market called Eataly.

It is an organic market that sells everything from veggies to homemade pastas and sauces to gelato to……

There are six different cafes within the market that serve food made from items bought in the market. Very cool.

We grabbed a real Napoli Margheretta pizza and a couple of drinks before heading off to our next meeting.

I hope you’ve enjoyed your short stay in the city.

Come back tomorrow to see what happened on day 2.

And if you would like to say,”That was fun!” at the end of your project contact me at

http://www.cindybarganier.com.

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