Friday, January 6, 2012

NYC II

As we strolled down Madison Avenue munching on macarons, I spied the Beretta store and asked JCW if he wanted to go in...call it a peace offering for waiting in line at Ladur√©e.

He headed straight for the gun rooms upstairs. They were more like gun galleries filled with the most beautiful guns I had ever seen in my life. Such works of art...as I snapped a photo someone said "gun porn" and they were right. This is were the idea of learning how to really shoot and having a girls gun club starting whirling around in my head.

We peaked into the customization shop and they showed me how they could fit a Beretta to be just my size. I told JCW I might be asking for a shotgun next year and he said the chances of him getting a new gun before I got one where a lot greater...way to burst my Beretta bubble!

The entire store was magnificent and filled to the brim with clothing and home accessories.

The decor was very eclectic and certainly not minimalist.

We walked passed the windows at Barneys and Bergdorfs and they were total mob scenes but fun nonetheless.

Cape, J.Crew
I had to see the tree at Rockefeller Center before getting ready for dinner.

19 comments:

Whitney and the Preppy Puppies said...

Love! So much eye candy at the Beretta store. Here's a solution. It looks like the gun JCW is holding is one of a matching pair so why don't y'all get those two and then get them fitted? ;-) Have a great weekend!
P.S. I adore your cape.

The enchanted home said...

Beautiful store..have never been. Love your cape and bag, you look so chic!

Pink Champagne said...

I would say a fair trade for waiting in line at Ladureé. ;) Sounds like a fantastic trip to the big city! XOXO

bmwalsh said...

Looks like a great trip! I just recently started shooting with my Dad and husband and I love it (mostly clay pigeons and targets)! I live in Maryland too and would definitely join a women's gun club.

Baltimore Prep said...

My husband adores the Beretta store! It is always a must when we visit the city. I also think the shooting club is a splendid idea. Enjoy your weekend!

Anonymous said...

Does the price tag on the gun in JCW's hand REALLY say $254,000? Well, I guess it IS for a pair of them. Great store.

BMO'C

j.mosby said...

To cool my dear! I have a Beretta quilted riding coat that rivals the Barbour one.

Main Line Sportsman said...

I am sure JCW was thru the door before you got the "N" in "In" passed your lips...
Nothing better than fondling soem fine double guns!
I have a Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 12 ga.(fitted) that is a a favorite...
If you do go down this road, having a gun fitted is very much worth the effort and expense.

Sundresses and Smiles said...

The Beretta store looks fabulous!! And oh how I would love to get a gun fitted to me--I always get bruised up from shooting and have a feeling a smaller gun would be better!

The City Boy said...

The Beretta store looks amazing. I might have to check that out!

Portuguese Prepster said...

love your nail polish!

sSe said...

I love that cape! Where did you get it? It's so prep chic!

Cool Gal said...

Oh, I am in desperate need of a NYC getaway! It sounds like you had the best time (Drooling over the lobster roll in your previous post. YUM!).

Happy Friday!

eas said...

My going away gift from an old job was a Beretta. It's amazing and sure beats a gift card! The store is lovely!

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

The cape is from J.Crew and proved itself not to be the best selection for ice skating and would probably not be very good for shooting either! xx

Summer is a Verb said...

We also left puddles of drool at Beretta :)

pretty pink tulips said...

You are looking super chic in your "of the moment" cape and Goyard bag!!! Isn't NYC at Christmas just magical?

I have driven by Laduree and seen the insane lines. Yet, I've never been in the Beretta store. Looks amazing.

And, though this doesn't directly relate....I recently read Rules of Civility, set in 1930s NYC. I think you might love it! (There's even a shooting connection)

Happy weekend!
xo Elizabeth

High school Prep said...

Love the bag.
Sounds like you had a great time :)

your newest follower :)

little miss southern love. said...

love the beretta store! That't exactly where my fiance' would want to go! I have a beretta and I love it! Tell JCW to splurge and get you one as well! :)

xoxo.