Monday, February 16, 2009

Toy Fair 2009

Greetings from New York City! It's so exciting to be in one of the most vibrant cities in the world and we get to call it work! We flew in on Valentine's Day and even though we left our Valentine boys at home we were blessed to take our girls with us. We had a day and a half before the show started to explore and experience the city. If you've never been and you have the opportunity to go, I think everyone should visit "the city," as it's called, at least once. There is so much history here and many wonderful tour guides just waiting to share it all with you.

We had the pleasure of eating at the Stardust Diner, where aspiring Broadway performers entertain throughout your meal, all for the price of dinner. That's really something! Broadway quality entertainment without the expense of the theater. Of course, we hit the theaters, too. We saw Shrek (starring the up-and-coming Broadway legend, Sutton Foster), In the Heights, and Guys and Dolls (with Gilmore Girls' Lauren Graham as Adelaide). Lindsey and I spent an afternoon wondering through the Metropolitan Museum and Central Park. Michelle and Jessie and our right-hand girl, LaChelle, took a bus tour of Manhattan and the surrounding area. We had breakfast with the locals in some really cool diners, getting a taste for a real New York bagel. And we actually managed to show up at the Javits Center for the Toy Fair, too. It must be about a billion square feet of wall-to-wall toy vendors, a toy-seller's Mecca. We can't wait to introduce you to all the new toys we saw. Keep logging onto to see them as they arrive at the store.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

ToyFair or Bust!

We're leaving for ToyFair in NYC today. Not with the chickens, but early enough to still have most of the day to play when we get there. We did ToyFair completely wrong last year. Gone is the rookie mindset that we must see every booth and meet every vendor. This year will be ToyFair the Mulberry Way! We'll work and make time for time play. Check back to read all about our adventures in Toyland!

P.S. We know it's Valentine's Day so if you see one of my Valentine's wondering around lost and lonely without me, give him a hug!