1. The Saturday before St. Patrick's Day there is an xmarksthescot.com pub crawl. We'll be starting at 3pm on Saturday the 15h at Ryans's on Second Ave in the East Village. Post a comment if you want to come along!
2. Tartan week isn't that far away. It's coming up the week of April 5th. You can read all about it at the site which is: www.tartanweek.com
I just found this via my google allerts. Sounds interesting!
Iain, the one on the right, and myself are members of the worlds largest referral organisation BNI,
and with their help and support we are attempting to motorbike across
America in only ten days, just a mere 3227 miles. We wanted to take our
trek to a far harder level, obviously being Scots, and we made the
decision to wear our kilts for the whole of the journey.
So, this isn't really a kilt event for anyone but me, but I'm used to that. At 7pm tonight Frank Delaney will be reading from his new novel Tipperary. He'll be at the Barnes and Noble on Broadway and 82nd Street here in New York. I've read the book, I love Frank, and I'm looking forward to hearing him read tonight.
I'm wearing my e-bay Black Watch kilt and a black sweater with boots. Here's the photo:
So, last night I attended a party for Jeffrey Bank's new book called Tartan, Romancing the Plaid. It's a great book, and it was a fun party. I'll write more about it later, but for now I posted some photos from the event which took place at Saks.
Click on the gallery to the left to view them all.
So, last week I stopped by the Scottish Village with Erika and Jill to talk more with the guys from 21st Century Kilts. When we got there, they were just setting up for a little fashion show, to showcase the businesses that were at the Village.
The guys from 21st Century Kilts came over right before the show started to ask if Erika would be interested in filling in, as one of their models didn't show up. While flattered, Erika declined.
Here are a couple of terrible photos I took before the battery on my camera died.
So, yesterday (Tuesday the 3rd of April), I went down to Grand Central Station and got measured by the folks at Geoffrey (Tailor) for my wedding. I ordered the Argyll Outfit which consists of a kilt, a vest, a jacket (in my case lined with red silk) a sporan, a belt, kilt hose and shoes, and of course garter flashes. You can see the outfit at Geoffrey (Tailor)'s website.
Their work was incredibly nice, and while the salesmen I met with yesterday was a bit surley it was a good experience. At one point Diane (who came with me from our office) pointed out that the kilt jacket I was buying would look great with jeans. The salesman snapped at us, "It's a kilt jacket. You can't wear it with jeans". Diane commented that it was a bit odd considering we were standing in front of a photo of a guy with a giant green mohawk sporting a kilt and a tee shirt.
Personally I'll wear the kilt with a tee shirt, the jacket with jeans, the vest with kahkis, and the shoes... well, I'll only wear the shoes with the kilt. I'm happy to be wearing a traditional outfit for the wedding and I think it will look great, but I'm absolutely not going to get stuck with some concept of what I can and can't do with it all after the wedding.
As part of tartan week New York, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland along with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants will be "debating how a more principles based accounting framework could be implemented in the U.S. environment."
While it's tempting, I think I may miss this event.