Girls, I'm going to NYC Dec 26th, and will be there for five days with my family - we are staying in Lower Manhattan - taking our daughter (17) and her boyfriend; and our son (27) and his girlfriend. I've already called Kim at BalNY, and told her I'm stopping by to visit. I'm taking my camera so I can take a photo outside like Powder "M" did when she went! I'm really excited about going - at first I wasn't going to stop by because of the way BalNY staffers have treated some of our lovely members. But I decided, I would go and I'm going to enjoy it, and ask to see all of the bags that I want to see, and I'm not going to feel bad about it!!! The last time I was in NYC, I bought a Hermes Birkin.... this time, no Birkins, not for me. Don't care for them. I can buy a lot at Balenciaga for the cost of one Birkin! We have tickets for "The Color Purple." We will be going to Ellis Island, Rockefeller Center, and all of the traditional things people do in NYC. DD's boyfriend hasn't been before, and I don't mind doing things I have done before. In fact, I like it. If anyone has suggestions on restaurants (no really fancy restaurants - we don't care for that), other sight seeing things, great shopping stops, I would love to hear from you. If anyone wants me to look at anything in particular at Balenciaga, just let me know - you can pm me, and I'll check it out for you. I'm so excited to be going!!!