A full day in the city! A dear friend decides it’s time for an “adult” day (read: a little break from her four very active sons) and I get to be an active participant.

First a good brunch, complete with scrumptious bellini. Then shopping at Century 21, where she makes out like a bandit. We got a kick out of some of the couture along the way. Then a walk to SoHo and a stroll through all the street vendors. Then a snack and cocktail. We tried a drink called a Lemon Tart; the rim was dipped in sugar. Lemonade with a kick — so good. A little more shopping.

A full day of friendship — from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Never a dull moment.