Mattress Hunting in New York City

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  1. Great shots. I was in NYC last week visiting one of my sisters for couple of days and saw Hello, Dolly. It was Fabulous!!! How long will you be living there? There is so much to do and see.

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      1. I love the energy. I usually go there in the Fall for the US Open (tennis, of course!). But if I’m not there for a tennis trip, I like walking down 5th Avenue, love the Met and MoMA. I can do without the hustle and bustle of Time Square. But that’s just me. Enjoy!

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      2. Can you believe it but I have not yet been to Times Square? I have the Met and MoMa on my list for sure. My husband is already going a little gaga over acquiring tickets for the US Open. If you have any tips for how to bag the best tickets it would be great! 🙂

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  2. Loved this and smiled all the way through it. From falling on mattresses, hugging salesmen, dark Lindt chocolate and Indian food to die for you had me! Welcome to the big smoke. ?

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  3. OMG- when did I miss the indication that you are moving to NYC? I still locate you in my mind in English Midlands 🙂 Oh… so we have to set a meeting in US, I guess 🙂
    Anyways, wish you good luck with all 1000 things you have to sort out.
    Enjoy New York- you are right, one cannot get bored there 🙂

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    1. In my mind, I often live in the midlands still, Marlena. Where are you here? I would love to meet if you are ever in the vicinity. Thanks, the list of things to be sorted out is unending. Intimidating, but trying to get about it with some method to the madness.

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      1. I’m sure you will be on top of everything and fully settled soon 🙂 We live in Berkshire, but travelling to California next week- yuhuuu :))) We visited NYC in January. I believe (knowing my husband) we will come back there soon again.

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  4. Looks so busy and the buildings are so tall…a bit like Sydney where some streets never see the sun because of how tall the buildings are. One day I will get there. I will be there via your photos and your blog. A friend of mine is leaving today to head to New York. spending 4 days there then onto a tour of Canada etc. Another friend is going in two weeks to see U2 I think….I could be wrong have been wrong once before lol…..

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    1. U2 is on a concert here? I shall check out this tip asap 😉 You know what, sometimes, just sometimes when it is unbearably hot as I thought it was the other day, those tall buildings do serve a purpose other than simply towering over you. I hope you get here soon enough if these posts intrigue you 🙂 P.S.: It is extremely busy but the diversity of people here lends it character.

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  5. I still want to visit NYC! My dad was there for work a few years back, they were building a casino! But sadly I didn’t get to visit before he came back. I love the pictures at night with all the lights✨ I don’t think I’ve ever hugged a salesman before lol

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    1. Hahaha this was a unique one I tell ya Lee. I am not much of a hugger if it is a stranger, which I believe is the case for most of us 😉 May you visit NYC soon girl! It can be addictive if New Yorkers are to be believed xx

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  6. Thank goodness you found a mattress $1000 cheaper than the first ones. No matter how comfortable it was, it might be hard to have a good nights sleep on the first one knowing how much it cost. I think I may hunt for some Lindt chocolates today too.

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    1. I have a whole bag waiting to be unravelled. I am holding onto them for a rainy day. Though I think they should not be put in a corner 😉 The mattresses we were offered went up to $3000, Jen. Needless to say, we were in a daze xx

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      1. I don’t think I could save them for a rainy day, unless today was a rainy day 😉 Sometimes I buy the bag of 50 online, and it lasts a week. Then I’m sad because they’re gone. I didn’t even know mattress prices went up so high. Good thing you found a cheaper one, now you can sleep easy. Hope it’s comfortable.

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      2. Welcome to my astonishment at the thought of mattresses that can go up to $10,000. It is a strange, strange world out there. We shall find out about the mattress on the weekend when we shift into the apartment 😉 I am reaching out for some right now! Coffee and hazelnut. I would offer you some now had there been a screen transfer possibility 😛

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      3. I did not know about the peanut butter ones! I would go nutty about that for sure. Thanks for the tip. I shall look out for it the next time I hit the store. Which might be soon 😀 Knowing how fast technology is evolving, it might just be reality. Transferring snacks virtually. Imagine the glee of it! xx

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      1. No way to know the answer to that. But considering the fact I’ve gleaned most of my knowledge about the city from movie and TV series, the expectations are already high. ? If I ever get there, I’ll definitely let you know. ?

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    1. So you know what I wax on about, Paula. For someone like I who is pretty content with any kind of mattress unless it is a super saggy one, it was tedious indeed and a bit more. Americans seem to be very particular about it as an Investment 😛

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  7. I will keep on walking around with my head in the air. Seriously, so many tall buildings, it’s crazy. I’ve never seen anything like that. I’m glad you bailed on Macy’s. The general department stores always seem so expensive (especially with mattresses!), and the saleswoman shouldn’t be bothered that you didn’t want to throw yourself into every one. It’s odd. We have bought one mattress in our life, and I just gingerly sat on each one. I’m glad you found one in the end though, and at a decent price 😀 Job well done, and all that food was earned 😀

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    1. Hey Angela! I know you would feel just as awed as I do 🙂 It’s good to have that sense of awe. Makes it easier to be happy, is it not? Oh yes I had to drag Adi out before we signed up for lunacy. I was also sitting gingerly on each in the beginning till she stood on my head and made me lay down for 5 minutes! 😛 Thanks, it was indeed a wonderful deal we got because they were doing extensive sales at this mattress store. The food was the cherry 😉 xx

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  8. This is honestly one of the best pieces I have read of yours … the breathless pace echoes the atmosphere that hits you like a tram in the face when you walk around New York, the descriptions of people from the alarming to the alluring (both of which happened to be sales people of mattresses of all things) and the feeling of walking in your footsteps around this neck-aching place. Go girlie … New York is suiting you well! Xx

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  9. Really enjoyed reading this one. You seem to be enjoying “the business of setting up home”. Such things turn me into a stress bunny. In the rush to “get it done”, I often forget to “have fun”. Last weekend, we were out lounge shopping. With our 4-yr old blackmailing us with “give me a lolly or I’ll turn the shop down with my screams” (yeah. speaks of great parenting, I know), I was barely able to sit on the lounges. Saw a few other families sit on theirs and almost role-play a typical evening at home (they sat chatting, while someone lay on the chaise, and the kids exploring the inbuilt hidden storage spaces like a treasure hunt). I sat on the one I liked for a couple of seconds. It did not hurt. So we bought it. On reading this, I think we missed out on an opportunity to have fun. I’ve taken a mental note of it now. Thanks to you!

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    1. Hey Deblina, I could picture that you know. The little girl pulling her stunt on mommy and daddy and getting away with it. I can imagine how mind numbing it must be for her 😉 But well look at it this way, at least you did a quick purchase and got off to other things. Americans are obsessed about testing things out and something like buying a mattress is akin to a quest for the Holy Grail. I found it hugely amusing. Thanks for reading and commenting re xx

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  10. What an adventure! I am love … with your photos. How glorious the images are! and I loved this: “Oh, the streets were a miasma of activity” – so inventive! (I think I am repeating myself, but oh, well, at least I am being consistent!)

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    1. If you repeat yourself with such kindness woven into your words, I can never complain 😛 Thank you Theresa 🙂 Makes me happy to hear that you love the photos. As I repeat myself and say, it makes me feel rather chuffed xx

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  12. It’s always enjoyable reading about the experiences of newcomers, to see from a different point of view, and the descriptions and pics in your post didn’t disappoint. The overwhelming thing about this city is that it never ceases to amaze. Years after relocating, we still feel we’ve hardly scratched the surface. Your adventures have only just begun. Cheers!

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    1. I just popped over to your profile, Lynn & Justin, and I have to say, I love the way you describe the various aspects of the city. It is a frank appraisal. Yet your love for NY shines through in those few lines.

      Thank you for the kind comment. You know, it is quite a city, though I have not even got around to scratching its surface. But I am enjoying the slow process of letting it soak in. But I do believe I am in for a great adventure and that feeling by itself is a grand one. Cheers.

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      1. Thank you so very much for your thoughtful comments. We’ll look forward to your continued posts, both on the process of getting settled in and the many adventures that will undoubtedly follow.

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    1. Hahaha is it? Javon had also had quite a discourse reserved for us on pillows. The goodness of sleep that will drive away the cares of a busy day. I would recommend him to you 😛 But you are in California, right?

      And thank you, girl. I appreciate the appreciation 😉 xx

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      1. I live in New Jersey so I am making my way into NYC slowly to start acquainting myself with its addictive vibe. So far the food has been spectacular. Not a dime of mediocrity.

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