beadsFor the first time in years I did not make a spring pilgrimage to New York City.  In years past I would spend a few days in the Big Apple in the spring to catch a few new shows, do some shopping and just take in the joys of the city in the spring.

I did not make it this year, but alas, I have made a few notes for what I want to do on my next trip to New York. If I am fortunate, I will be able to catch a cabaret performance of the legendary jazz piano performer Barbara Carroll.  I love cabaret shows, and New York is the place to go to catch a glimpse of legendary artists like Miss Carroll, who has been performing for well over 50 years.

On the shopping side, I want to make sure I see out Beads of Paradise on my next visit to New York.  Bead of Paradise looks like just about the coolest shop around – a place where you can buy new and vintage jewelry and beads.  From what I can see, a visit to Beads of Paradise is an assault on the senses and just about the best idea for a store I have heard in LONG time.

Read more about Barbara Carroll here.

See more about Beads of Paradise here.