What I Did This Weekend in 4 Episodes
Saturday- The C-WordSaturday morning marked the grand opening of the C. Wonder at Columbus Circle, so I decided to check it out. If you're familiar, C. Wonder is a clothing/homewares store that a lot of ladies have been losing their shit over ever since they opened their first store in Soho last year. I am not insanely in love with their stuff, it's a little too Sorority in the City for me, BUT they have this:
I really want it. Why? Check out my Hot Pink post & you'll know. The Grand Opening promised treats, prize drawings and "mystery gift cards to the first 300 customers" so I thought, anything that makes this less than $98 has to be good, right?
So a little background on me: I'm not really the "shopping party" type and I hate crowds and lines (wait, why do I live in NYC?). But for a gift card and the chance to get something I already wanted, I swallowed my pride, joined the 150-person line that had formed BEFORE 10am and prayed I wouldn't see anyone I knew. A too-cool image is very fragile, ya know?
15 minutes later: Cut to me hiding in the corner of the store eating free candy and just trying not to get body checked by the monogrammed masses, clutching my $5 no-longer-a-mystery-gift card. One of the salespeople, reading my mixed expression of social anxiety and disappointment, felt the need to ask me if I was OK.
All in all, it was generally a waste of my time. C.
Sunday- Seventh HeavenOrganic Modernism, one of my favorite furniture stores in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I had merely stopped by to ogle a few pieces I've had my eye on, and ask some questions. But then the next thing I knew, there I was, talking to the owners about the Alma Brass chair and lo and behold, they offered me a $200 discount. People, if someone offers you a 33% discount, you take it, right?!!!
Sunday- The Emmy'sSunday night my show had a black tie Emmy's party. The show had been nominated but we didn't win. My husband's show won. So really I won too. Because Jon is a winner. I got to wear a silver silk charmeuse dress I bought on an impulse 5 years ago and never worn. I also got to break the news about the chair to Jon at the party. A little booze never hurts when discussing impulse purchases.
Monday- The Office
No wait, actually: