Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Time for another SPEAKEASY!!!!



Let's do this!

* What I've earned in the past few days. is that people don't have dates free in common.  You want the guidance, you want the appointments, but the shared energy is really squashed by the pandemic-ness of it all.

It is time for your own customized  Speakeasy, EASIER than before!

Details and ticket purchase button are below.  This ticket is available for IN-PERSON shopping in the garment district on the date of your choosing. Monday-Fridays give the best options, and Saturdays, while still possible, offer fewer choices for in-person shopping.  Sundays offer very few options, but some still exist. You may ask any questions in the comments below, or contact me directly via email.

  • Appointments given for specific stores with scheduled shopping times
  • Easy navigation given via customized maps (with considerations for disabilities if needed)
  • No in-person social gathering 
  • No included shared meal, but recommendations for the most accommodating places in the area.
  • invitation to a Zoom "afterparty" and summary of event to share with other participants.
  • Pre-negotiated discounted pricing offered to participants by selected vendors.
  • Participant price is $60 per customized, arranged, and managed, scheduled shopping itinerary.
  • If requested, I will personally be present in the district to meet (properly socially distanced) and help guide and advise participants as needed. (extra fees may apply, depending on your needs)

Date:  Your choice (weekdays in November 2021)
10AM - 4PM (customized appointment times will be given, based on your needs/desires)

Terms: You may cancel for a full refund if you have not yet received your itinerary. In these complicated times, if you do cancel after receiving your itinerary, you may specify a new date. You may also bring other shoppers along with you, if desired, as the fee is for the itinerary and appointment hours only. If a vendor becomes unavailable for any reason, you will be notified as soon as possible. All shoppers must comply with each vendor's management masking and distancing rules.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

A photo essay... the highlights of a garment district trip or two... or three, maybe?

There's more to these stories.  Go to my Insta for more...


Riding in an EMPTY subway car

Beautiful flower from Schmalberg

Gotta use some bleach to make these work...

Fabric pleated

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Speakeasy maps - updated and improved - and... what does the future hold?


The word "Speakeasy" is truer now, than it has ever been.

I have created a new, late/post pandemic speakeasy map, that I will continue to update as time goes on.  It lists businesses with a brick-and-mortar presence in the district, as well as those who also offer a great online sales experience. 

As the district changes, so does the blog, and the maps!  I've been chronicling how it has all changed over time, and I am still to doing just that!

There have been many speakeasy map updates.  I've been going through, refreshing descriptions of stores, deleting and adding as the landscape continues to change. 

Remember that it is always possible to do the equivalent of a speakeasy tour yourself, on your own schedule!  I can help you narrow down your list if you want to fit it all into a certain timeframe. Just ask me!