Williams-Sonoma, I will always be a sucker for W-S, which took me to Time Warner Center. I didn't find her a good gift, but I couldn't resist the magnet pulling me upstairs, Bouchon Bakery.
here and here; had this visit resulted in another letdown, I decided I wasn't going to return for a while. When I arrived in the late evening, many popular pastries were still available, including the Sticky Buns, TKOs, and Nutter Butters, leaving me with an agonizing decision. I was in the midst of a rough emotional week, I sought comfort, an edible hug-I bought a chocolate chip cookie. Bouchon's chocolate chip cookie has routinely been talked up, both Dessert Buzz and Food in Mouth found it to be notable, if not among the bests in New York. I got my cookie, placed it in my bag, and headed home with a plan to eat it warmed.
Time Warner Center
10 Columbus Circle, 3rd Floor
There are also locations in Yountville, CA and Las Vegas.