New York City souvenirs

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I don’t buy cheesy souvenirs when I go to New York City.
Ok, I may have bought a silly keychain the first time I went, but now that I’ve been several times, I don’t bother.
But I still like to come home with something that reminds me of my trip other than just the pictures I took. Since I couldn’t bring back a cupcake from Magnolia, here are the three New York souvenirs that I ended up with:

BOOKMARC Journal
Marc Jacobs is synonymous with New York in my mind, so I always try to get something from his Marc by Marc Jacobs store on Bleecker Street. This time around, I went to his new(ish) bookstore across the street called BOOKMARC.
It had a pretty impressive collection of books and lots of pens and bookish things. I settled on a journal because it’s something I know I will use, and because it made me laugh.

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Here is New York by E.B. White
After many unsuccessful attempts to find this book before leaving for my trip, I decided to just get it while in New York since I was pretty sure it would be easy to find. Sure enough, Barnes & Noble had tons of copies ready for me. I read the first page in the store and knew I would love it.
“It can destroy an individual, or it can fulfill him, depending a good deal on luck. No one should come to New York to live unless he is willing to be lucky.”

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Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney
One day, while walking down Fifth Avenue from the Met to The Plaza, I came across a guy selling used books on the sidewalk. It didn’t take long for me to grab this book and pay the man.

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You can always find what you need in New York.

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