It was not a big shopping trip, but I thought I'd share some of the bits and bobs I found around NYC.
Not one (except the coffee cup and the screwdriver kit) could be described as 'essential', but I just couldn't resist.
Of course, we have already lost the wind-up key and he now staggers along with a limp due to some over-zealous cranking, but I still love our Robot Sharpener.
A new addition to The Restaurant Bag: Cafe Bingo. The first one to find crumbs, a travel mug, a tip jar and the like, all in a row, get's Bingo! From Anthropologie.
I love stationary.
A pocket-sized screwdriver kit, with both standard and impossibly tiny attachments, ideal for fiddly little jobs like tightening sunglasses hinges or opening toy trains. Where has this been all my life?
I have some very grown-up cards printed with my name, but every now and again I like something a bit more whimsical. Very '70s. Love it.
The perfect spiral notebook. From MUJI, of course.
For our next big road trip: an excellent alternative to the portable DVD player. Best of all, it's picture-based, so the pre-school set can play, too. From Anthropologie.
Purchased with DB (okay, me) in mind: some finger printing projects for us to do together while WB is at school.
These are so adorable that I will never be able to bring myself to use them for erasing. From Kate's Paperie.
"The Greek"- it reminds me of New York, back in the day when we used subway tokens, a call from a pay-phone cost a dime, and every take-away coffee came in this blue paper cup. I am dating myself.
I thought this might come in handy for those times when I am too tired to explain (or even remember) why we are supposed to behave in certain ways and not others. I need a pocket-sized edition.