Last day before work

Today was my last day before starting work. I'm spending this summer working at a financial firm in New York City, and I figured I'd spend the day enjoying midtown, since it's the area I know best (and I don't know it too well either) and since I would have a hard time finding a good chunk of time to do so any time soon.

I took the subway. Bought my first metrocard. I accidentally took the wrong train and went to Brooklyn. (Whoops!) I will adjust soon I think. I am used to the Metro in DC-- the only difference is that I don't know NY very well, and there are way more lines.

I'll get the hang of it. I know it!

My first stop-- the Sanrio store. I didn't buy anything, but I loved it. Maybe after I get my first paycheck. I liked an umbrella there-- but it was $17, and I can't be too free with my money right now. It rained all day, which may have made the umbrella ever-more appealing, but I had my raincoat on, so it wasn't too bad!

Anyway I went running around the Times Square area.  Had a fun sighting of the Naked Cowboy.

(If you're not following me on vine, you should! My handle is HarperHoney. Expect more hilarious video bits like that one.)

I went to the Disney Store (naturally) to scope out the Monsters University Merchandise and start thinking about what I wanted once I started making some money. Whenever I go somewhere, I visit the nearest Disney Store. I might be a huge dork.

 I'm really digging the Monsters U folio.

The Times Square Disney Store is pretty magical. I did some more wandering through the streets of New York and snapped a few pictures of some iconic views.

I did some shopping, too! I went to my favorite bath and body store, Sabon, and got a face wash there. Their products are such quality-- paraben free, made with natural ingredients. I definitely recommend them. It's a little pricey, but it's worth it!

I also went to Lee's Art Store, "art store of the stars" where Brangelina get art supplies for their kids. It's a nice place! I bought a kraft pad and a gold pen. :)

Then I went back downtown for the most exciting event of the evening was seeing some Broadway stars at Schmackary's! A fundraiser for Broadway Cares, a non-profit dedicated to helping those affected by HIV/AIDs virus. I saw current Cinderella and Prince Topher in Rodger's and Hammerstein's Cinderella, Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana, and Jeremy Jordan, original Broadway Jack Kelly in Newsies, whom you may have seen on Smash or in the movie Joyful Noise.

the dynamic trio

Classic Jeremy Jordan.

They're precious. They starred as Bonnie and Clyde together in Bonnie and Clyde! They are so cute. I was soaked from the rain, but it was worth it. I grabbed a pair of cookies for me and my roommate! what fun!

Then I dropped off a very special gift for Auntie LaVon at the Newsies stagedoor.  For the first time, I had a sharpie with me when I went to that magical autograph wall at the Nederlander so naturally I went and did some small-time vandalism.

Outside the theater, there was a real-life newsie, literally selling papes. I'm not even joking. Right at the stage door of the theater.

I see you, bro, doin' that Jack Kelly-type ish.
I also ran into Brez on his way into the theater and on my way out! He's super chill. He plays Racetrack in Newsies, but the first time I saw the show he was on as David Jacobs / Davey! I didn't snap a picture since he had to go to work, but he was so nice!

I took a cab home (I had enough rain for the day) and ate some left over chicken and mixed veggies I had cooked last night. Now I'm relaxing, changed out of my wet clothes-- you know you've been in the rain too long when your bra is soaked despite wearing a raincoat!-- and enjoying my last night before I go to work.

Wish me luck tomorrow!


  1. What a fun day! Times Square is one of my favorite places to visit. My favorite store is the huge Forever 21 there! :-)

    xoxo Miss ALK

    1. It is enormous! Times Square is crazy and I love it!

  2. 1) You are not a dork - Disney stores (and anything Disney, really) are amazing! And I love that you love Monsters University. Just saying.
    2) I did not get any of your Broadway references, and now feel un-cultured.

    Best of luck at work! Don't forget to have fun, too!

    ♥, Em (