October 30, 2009

A Day in New York City – Shopping at Century 21 and Lunch at Zoë

Century 21 Department Store is a dizzying array of floors filled with fashion and chaos. Shopping here can be curious and exciting, but requires patience. There are racks and racks of clothing jammed tightly together. Shopping here can be tiring!

The second day we were in New York City we headed to Century 21 in the morning. Searching through the racks we found sweaters and jackets and dresses. My husband found dress clothes, hats, and jackets. (One note about shopping at Century 21 – it is important to check clothing items for damage, especially in the women's store.)

After a few hours of shopping we narrowed down our purchases and headed back out onto the street. Taking a cab to SoHo we headed to Zoë for lunch. Described as a contemporary American restaurant, Zoë is a comfy cafe on Prince Street. Much of the food on the menu is cooked in the restaurant's wood-fired grill and oven. I ordered a mushroom pizza. It was excellent – a crispy crust topped with roasted portabello, cremini, and shiitake mushrooms, herbed ricotta, mozzarella, and arugula. My husband and aunt both enjoyed the meat and seafood dishes they ordered. It was the perfect meal after a morning of shopping and walking around Manhattan!

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