Gaga greetings from Gotham! A day after landing in New York City for the Thanksgiving holidays, we dropped by Barney’s on Madison Avenue which was in a frenzy for the official unveiling of “Gaga’s Workshop”… Lady Gaga herself, cut the ribbon to the special area on the 5th floor of the store and some of the profits from the sale of special items will be donated to a charity of her choice. We were browsing with the Teen, and debated waiting around to catch a glimpse of Lady Gaga, but decided to just come back later tonight or tomorrow to see what all the fuss is about. The special streetside display windows will be unveiled for the holidays soon, and Barneys on Madison Avenue will be open to the public starting at 11:59pm Monday night. More on the opening, here and here.
A special colorful mural covered the front entrance of the store and guests will walk through the mouth of the “creature” to enter Barney’s. I snapped these shots of the line of half a dozen specially painted New York Taxi cabs that were parked outside Barney’s an hour or so ago. They will be driving around the city throughout the holiday season I gather to promote “Gaga’s workshop.” I will post photos of the Barney’s windows in a few days if I manage to snap more photos. Finally, as we walked home from Barney’s, we randomly picked a Korean food take-out place on Lexington Avenue to buy our dinner, and as we entered the store, a Filipino couple, seated just inside, said hello… turned out to be marketmanila.com readers who recognized us. How utterly bizarre is that? I mean, what are the chances of that happening in a city of what, 8-10 million? Turns out the lady was also a good friend of Mrs. Marketman’s cousin who lives and works in New York. Such a small world indeed, despite having breached the 7 billion global population mark. So, hello folks in New York City! :)