Our trip to New York was centered around the National Stationery Show, which was a blast. But, when the day came to an end we made sure to take advantage of the fact that we were in New York, and found some other fun things to do! The weather didn’t exactly cooperate. It rained almost all week, so picture taking opportunities were few and far between, but here is a glimpse into our time away from the trade show.
Amelia visited Radio City Music Hall!
Our apartment for the week was not too far from Rockefeller Center, so of course, we had to pay a visit to Al, Natalie, and Matt!
Karen was really wanting to get on TV, but we just missed it.
I got to celebrate my birthday in the Big Apple! I wanted cupcakes from the Magnolia Bakery. Yes, it’s the place made famous by the girls on Sex in the City. But it is also where Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell ate cupcakes on the way to see the Chronicles of Narnia in Lazy Sunday.
“Two, no, six, no, twelve, bakers’ dozen. I told you that I’m crazy for these cupcakes, cousin.”
We also squeezed in a Broadway show. Karen was really excited about seeing Mamma Mia!
The night after the show ended we ate dinner at Eataly, one of Mario Batali’s resturants. It was delicious!
On our last day in the city we crossed over the river to Brooklyn to the area known as DUMBO, which stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.
Our reason for making the trip into Brooklyn was to visit the Etsy headquarters! I think this was a highlight for all of us. It was really interesting to see what goes on behind the scenes, and to actually talk to the people who are the backbone of the whole Etsy community.
When we introduced ourselves as the girls from 1canoe2 they actually knew who we were! That was kind of an honor considering that there are a gazillion people selling on Etsy, and a ton of really great shops. They asked for our opinion about certain features on the site and asked if we had any concerns or suggestions on how to make it better.
What a fun trip! We learned SO much about what it takes to be successful at a national trade show, and we are already talking about how we’ll come back bigger and better next year!
:: Carrie ::