Love the new United Terminal 3 at SFO. We had a delay and a change of routes and it was actually not so horrible.
|My youngest watching the planes.|
|Elizabeth W here and below. Great spot for local souvenirs from this Ghirardelli Square based local perfumer. I love their Vetiver and Sweet Tea fragrances, body oils and lovely candles too.|
There was also time to have an Aperol Spritz before takeoff, at Mission Bar & Grill.
Terminal 3 has long work bars with almost 400 electronic outlets to charge devices, free wifi, free water dispensers to refill bottles, a dedicated yoga room, and a spa-like women’s restroom/lounge as well. If only all airports could be so nice! Shout out to SFO and United for a job well done!
I also picked up these Tretorn Tournament Net Sneakers (above) at J Crew the day before as I knew I’d be pounding the pavement a ton in New York. They are cute enough to wear with a skirt and have the net fabric which kept my feet cool the whole trip. They also have a cushion insoles that massage your feet and let them breathe, i.e…no sweaty feet! Get these if you want a cool travel shoe or just an alternative to sandals for summer. We walked about 18,000 steps a day in New York (serious) and took the subway. I wore these on the flights and a few days in the city too. They also come in a cute navy.
We did squeezed a lot into 7 days and I will share all of it next post. I especially loved Brooklyn which I had never been to. We tried to do things the boys would like.
Because we have done this a few other trips, my kids love afternoon tea… It’s the sweets really.
LES has great coffee shops and The Tenement Museum which I’ll tell you about in my next post!
Between all we did I fit in a few hours of retail research. 😀 I am used to shopping solo when I travel as I have a household of men who would prefer not to spend even one hour of vacation in a store. While they did a speed boat tour, I spent a few hours on Fifth Avenue, which was an easy 15 minute walk from our Midtown hotel. Of course I hit Saks Fifth Avenue!
I bought a pair of Rag & Bone straight leg jeans with a ragged hem and a white jean skirt from Frame that I will wear a ton. The big Zara was there and is always a great go to for summer trendy things like floral blouses and modern sleeveless shift shirts.
Some of the gorgeous Michael Kors bags at Saks. Mind you these are the $1,000 ones so no I didn’t come home with one, but they are beautiful with their two tones. Lots of fabulous things to fawn over at Saks!!
The people watching was terrific on Fifth Avenue and I found New York gals to be fully embracing summery dresses and skirts (the best way to stay cool) and ankle tied espadrilles, which made me really want some.
I wandered into Banana Republic to find a bathroom, and found this flagship post had some very cute things ( although I have one in my town) and bought this pair of leather espadrilles (think they are 40% off now-!) with ankle ties which are very comfy with a padded footbed, and the perfect white linen shirt dress which I had on my list to add to my summer wardrobe. While shopping I fell for these Vince espadrilles which I am dreaming about, such a chic, modern looking espadrille.
Hope you are enjoying summer!