i woke up early again today to check out bloomingdales and try and find a bag to fall in love with. after looking through the handbag section i settled on three options a gryson, a tylie malibu and a rebecca minkoff. the gryson was a little small for an everyday bag and the most expensive so it went to the bottom of the list. the other two were comparable in size and price. they were also both black which i was trying to avoid. the deciding factor was that the tylie bag was slouchier and could be worn across the body making it more versatile and slightly more rock and roll. i definitely will think of a r.m. bag for a future purchase but right now i love my tylie malibu bag. i was very impressed with the service at bloomies too, the woman who helped me was so helpful and patient with my indecisiveness. after bloomies i met up with chris, sonia and kevin and we hit urban outfitters again were i picked up a red alternative apparel v-neck. sonia got a very cute blue ruffle tank too. then after darryl and carly arrived we stopped at a few more shops and headed to find the burger joint in the parker meridian. unfortunately, they didn't have veggie options and there was a huge line so instead we decided to go to a thai place two doors down instead. it turned out to be a great idea because i had the best pad thai ever at topaz and amazing wonton soup. in soho i fell in love with madewell (check out karlie kloss on the website) and bought a sweater and a scarf. since i've gotten back all i can think of is how i should have tried on their ankle zip jeans. don't you always regret things that you can do nothing about. i guess i'll have to look out on ebay for them or hope i get back to nyc soon. i was disappointed at opening ceremony as i didn't find anything i loved and i was expecting to really like the store. after saying goodbye to carly (she had to head back to t.o. early) the guys headed to happy hour and i discovered a few more things around soho. i went to pinkberry for captain crunch and strawberry covered froyo. i found an adorable french bakery called ceci cela were i bought delicious croissants and mandolins. sonia and i also hit up fresh were i got their infamous brown sugar body scrub and in god we trust were i got a cheeky heart necklace. it says hit me with your best shot i also bought a feather charm ring. later for dinner we went into the meatpacking district and enter the craziness of tortilla flats. now, the tortilla flats in toronto is a regular barracuda baseball hangout but it didn't compare to it's new york brother. this place was a party with good cheap mexican. we sang along to journey and bsb, spelt out rude comments with their stick on letters on our shirts and enjoyed the chaos around us. after a quick stop at a local dive we headed back to the hotel to rest up for our last full day in nyc.