We went on the Sex & the City tour while we were in New York. It is a lot of fun and to be fair quite informative. It is a three hour long tour and the bus takes you to places that on a five day trip you probably would not have gone to because there is so much else to do. You hop off the bus at plenty of filming spots around the city and learn little fun facts about the iconic t.v. series that you never would have known about. Our friend went on it before we came over and only told us a bit about what it entails and we are going to do the same here. It is a lot more fun not knowing what is in store so if you are in New York and you are not even a big fan of the show just go on the tour. It is a lot more fun than the open top tour buses.
Our tour guide (they sound so like Carrie it is hilarious) mentioned a documentary to us while we were driving past Bergdorf Goodmans called ‘Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s’. I just watched it this week and it is so good. For anybody out there who loves fashion and/or loves documentaries, storytelling and learning about people’s lives then this is for you.
The documentary gives us a behind the scenes look into the world of the Bergdorf Goodman department store. You learn about the family history, the design of the building, how important and fulfilling it is as a designer to get your collection into Bergdorf’s, the personal shopping experience, the famous window displays to the doorman preparing for his day of work at the store. The documentary is fascinating and has plenty of interviews with designers, celebrities and the iconic figures who work for the store. For any lover of fashion this dvd should have a permanent space on your shelf so you can watch it again and again.
The figures who really stood out in the documentary were of course Linda Fargo who is the Senior Vice President, Fashion Office and Store Presentation of Bergdorf’s since 2006 (You will want her job!), David Hoey who is their resident window dresser (so interesting listening and following his journey from a few ideas for the Bergdorf Christmas 2011 windows to then seeing them in all their glory) and possibly New York’s most famous personal shopper Betty Halbreich (my favourite character in the documentary).
The evenings are getting longer now so what an excuse to curl up and explore this fascinating documentary. Enjoy and let us know what you think of it on our social media!
Words: Lou, Tabitha magazine