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New York. Bright lights, big city.
Last week we were in NY for the Curve trade show. (Aisles and aisles of lingerie!) We spent a day visiting friends and lovely shop owners who sell Soak. The next few weeks will trace a bag filled excursion through multiple boroughs and great shops. First on our stop, nestled in Soho was a walk on the crafty side, to Purl and Purl Patchwork. For all that we love Purl, we were a bit distracted by her neighbour, Once Upon a Tart… Before I get carried away, be sure to watch the Purlbee blog, for updates on Purls exciting move, bringing both stores into one, later this year.
It was an unusually warm winter day in New York, especially for us Canadians. We took advantage of the sunshine, stopping for a mid-morning pear and chocolate tart on the patio. Choosing which tart to have was indeed a challenge, but I always do favour finely sliced fruit, so the pear tarts immediately caught my attention. I’ve even tried to make the likes at home once or twice. If you are in the neighbourhood, grab a bag off the wall, select some delicate tarts and if you forgot your sweet tooth at home, grab some of their delicious salads and sandwiches instead. From baguettes to cupcakes everything looked scrumptious. They also have a cookbook. It was early in the day, with the walking we had ahead, I resisted temptation… but something tells me on my next trip through Soho (perhaps Purl’s grand opening?) I’m likely going to pick it up.