I left New Haven Sunday evening and arrived in Williamsburg that night with fellow con roommate, Amber. It was also the first time I got to see Grand Central station. It was really late when we got into the station, so I didn't take very many photos but I would love to explore it more next time I go. She was so awesome to point out tht there is a lot of amazing acoustics in the station. You can apparently stand in one corner and whisper to the wall and someone across the way if standing in the corner diagonally will be able to hear you!
The next morning I left Williamsburg and headed to Astoria where I would meet some of the Toronto lolitas who I would be staying with for the remainder of my east coat trip. We were all going to go Tokyo Rebel/Btssb and Laduree before splitting off and joining back for dinner. On the way we stopped for some pre-lunch snacks at a place called Eight Turn Crepe. My friend Erica, a lovely lolita from Boston, recommended this place so we thought we'd check it out. We were not dissapointed!
The menu consisted of both sweet as well as savory crepes and the above photo has all of the different types they offered. I got the Lychee Valentine. It had fresh edible rose petals as well as lychee and raspeberries. It was absolutely delightful and surprisingly not too sweet.
After our brief snack I was lucky enough to stop by the Fluevog store and get my foot fitted for some new shoes. I'm pretty weary of buying expensive shoes since my feet are a bit on the wonky side so coming in to find the right size before purchasing is a giant relief for me. After Fluevog we reached one of our more important destinations; Tokyo Rebel / Baby the Stars Shine Bright New York. This store recently opened this year and is great because that means if Baby is doing well enough to have two stores in North America, it's quite possible they might eventually have one in the midwest where I live. We all took photos by the storefront, just as with any other Japanese store, you can not take photos inside. There were also quite a few other lolitas still in town from Rufflecon, so there were a few shots with them as well.
Unfortunately, there wasn't really much at the store that suited my tastes so I didn't purchase anything. But it was nice to go and finally get to go to the store. The lolita pilgrimage continued from Tokyo Rebel to pastry shop, Laduree SoHo.
For those of you unfamiliar, Laduree is a bakery and sweets house and one of the best known macaron makers. [ They're the ones you see in the Marie Antoinette movie by Sophia Coppola ] There are currently only three in the USA as of right now, two in New York and another in Miami Florida.
It was such amazing luck that we happened to go to this specific Laduree; a fellow lolita and friend from my comm,Olivia, was also having lunch there that day so it was such a pleasant surprise to run into her. So we chatted for a bit while half of the Toronto posse split and took off to the Morbid Anatomy museum and the other half went to East Village.
I ended up heading with Linda and Karen towards East Village due some troublesome footwear. We went to Revolution, Trash and Vaudville, Obscura, and Search and Destory. I think my favorite was Search and Destory; Linda scored this awesome jacket as well as got a great ' Fuck You ' bag with her purchase. We were also accosted by the semi blind woman with her eye seeing stick thing. It was no bueno.
After this we booked it to Dizzy's for a well deserved dinner.The food was fantastic and company ten times better. I loved hanging out with the Toronto ladies and would love to go see them again. I think I am most fond of the fact that I had so many Juliette Justine lovers to gush over designs and prints with haha.
I know I've said it so much that you readers are probably tired of it, but I can't express how much fun I had those few days on the east coast. I hope you found my travel experiences interesting, as I will be going to PMX very soon and can relay about my experience there next month when I meet the designer of Innocent World.. Until then though, please stay tuned! I've got a few reviews I've been writing coming up and hope you enjoy them as well as find them informative.
Also as a parting gift I leave this amazing photo of some of the events held at the Morbid Art Museum. Ja ne!