I started off at 4 in the morning, got to the airport and waited my two hours, I passed the time by re-reading The Little Prince and knitting a little bear for my girls.
Plane was on time, took the E train to Times Square and started off with breakfast at 8:19 @ Yoshinoya… I didn’t even bother waiting for the Hello Kitty store this time – it is such a non-event, way too small and nothing interactive.
Picture of me accepting Oscar.
I headed up to check out David Letterman, sure enough there were free tickets to be had. I love David Letterman, he’s not always that funny but he seems like a sweet guy which makes up for it. I really hated the last taping I went to when Howard Stern was a guest. I can’t stand Stern so I just sat without clapping but he crossed the line when he bad mouthed Oprah and I booed him mentally.
The Ed Sullivan theater (where Letterman tapes) and The Broadway Theater (The Color Purple) are right across the street from eachother. When I got to The Broadway Theater I was surprised to see a line to buy rush tickets! I got in line and scored the last 1/2 price ticket for the matinee!! woohoo
With hours to kill I strolled through the streets, I ended up at Rockefeller Plaza and got a glimpse of Al Roker and Marilu Henner on the Today Show. It was just too cold to wait around and try to get an autograph so I got you with this picture.
I spent some time window shopping and getting a mani with Essie’s Sugar Daddy Pink nail polish just in time to grab a quick lunch and get to the theater.
After the play which I LOVED I had to run to the train to get down to 18th Street for the CEW event for Cosmetic Executive Women. It was an amazing rush of product information, with 600+ vendors to manage it was organized chaos with clear sections for fragrance, sun, skin etc… All the best brands were represented but my favorite thing was the water, with all the talking it was nice to toast to our succes with allure water. There were hair blow outs, hand massages, eyebrow design and so much more. All of this to help decide what the best products are, so stay tuned for lots of reviews…
Total Beauty was gracious enough to co-ordinate a get together afterwords so we could dish about products and life over delicious food. Thanks so much guys, my day in New York was awesome!
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