Now I am completely and utterly behind, as I'm sitting at San Francisco airport waiting for our flight to Auckland, but let's just pretend I'm still in New York about to go to Toronto.......
Our last day in New York involved a huge solo walk around the Lower East side, as T was keen for some quality time with some record stores and his credit card.
This walk yielded several vegan delights. First up:
Vegan cupcakes from Babycakes, like this red velvet one.
Vegan shoes from Mooshoes - I bought some ace new boots completely made from recycled materials, and some green and black striped flats. I haven't taken any pictures of these purchases yet, so some cat photos will need to suffice.
I then visited my most favourite building in New York, the Chrysler. I still can't believe that it was constructed in 1930.
The night then passed in a blur, as we met T's friend Rob and his partner Leanne. Rob and T met each other as summer camp counsellors in upstate New York 9 years ago. We had a great night drinking in various locales around Washington Square. This included one huge silver bowl filled with gin, PBR and lemonade with 4 snorkel type tubes for each of us. Ouch.
The following day we headed up to Toronto. We were quite delayed on the way up, which meant we didn't get into Toronto until after 11pm. Brad and Joanne were waiting for us with lots of vegan snacks, and Stan & Kirsty and Al arrived soon after. We had a great time catching up, laughing, feasting and enjoying Brad's vegan chocolate raspberry cake that he made for our wedding. It was amazing!
We had such a great time that we didn't leave for our hotel, the Metropolitan, until 5 am. I found it quite amusing that the guy on reception asked me if we wanted a wake-up call for the morning. Once we got up to the room, we discovered that we had been upgraded to a 2 bedroom suite, which indeed was suite!