Or in my case, the red jacketed book.
I had the best day in Sydney today and so it has warranted a second blog post (first time ever for two posts in a day). I think my whole new karmic outlook is paying off already. Presents for everyone!
So this is how it went down:
My mum and I had decided to go into the city today because we can. I have a Dymocks voucher I want to spend and she wanted to go to The Nut Shop. I rang on Saturday to make sure they would both be open today and they were.
We said we would leave between 7.30 and 8, because we weren’t quite sure what the traffic would be like after Australia Day. We had a dream run in. Didn’t hit a traffic light until Leichhardt (also, that is the stupidest spelling ever and I just lost a $50 bet with my husband over the double h’s, thanks for nothing Lugwig).
We parked, went to Woolworths and found the cranberry sauce my Mum had been looking for for ages and the Baker’s choice muffin of the day was Mars Bar flavour. So all in all this is a great start and it’s only nine thirty.
To kill time we wandered into Hyde Park to see if Sacrilegious was still running. I was confronted with this.
I was a little sad I didn’t get to jump on it, but at least I did get to see it. As we wandered back toward the mall we realised David Jones was already open (at nine forty five, mind you. Myer has a lot to learn from them). I tried on a few pairs of Kate Spade shoes, though nothing nice enough to warrant their price and then discovered that it was another 50% off the Country Road sale stock so I have a new skirt.
We haven’t even got to the best part yet and now it’s only ten and the rest of the shops are opening.
Dymocks was next on the list because it was kind of the whole reason we were in the city. In addition to a voucher to spend I have been scouring the stores for a new book called The Intern by Gabrielle Tozer. It’s kind of like a YA Devil Wears Prada. Lots of places stock it but I have been looking for a special, limited edition version with a red cover. If you are lucky enough to find one of these copies and post a picture of it on instagram you not only get something good to read, you also get the chance to win a Kate Spade bag. I asked one of the clerks in Dymocks if they had any and there were only about a dozen assorted black and white ones on the shelf. I knew it was a pretty long shot to find one, but I have been looking in every bookstore I go into. They didn’t have the other book I wanted either, I have been searching everywhere for Bel Canto by Ann Patchett but it is nowhere to be found.
Next we went to Top Shop where I realised that the new A line, fifties style, calf length skirts of this season are totally my thing. I’m going to get one in every fabric and colour.
Then it was off to Kinokuniya.
We always visit when we are in the city. It is such an amazing shop. It didn’t open til eleven though, so we had to wait like ten or so minutes. I am so glad we did though. Quite a crowd had gathered by the time the store was due to open and I was by no means first in the door. But I was first over to the YA section and there, on a huge pile of black and white copies was one, just one, red copy of The Intern.
This is it.
Coming up on my next blog: Off to my favourite city again.