We spent Wednesday walking around Central Park and Soho.

I love Central Park, who doesn't? It's a great place to take my daughter as her brother is in class. So that's the first place we went to. More exactly to the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.

Then we went to Union Square, to the Farmer's Market (very nice, but ridiculously overpriced compared to Valencia), the comic book store Forbidden Planet, and the skateboard store Zumiez.

But we also went shopping to the biggest outdoor shopping mall of all: SoHo. The neighborhood in Lower Manhattan that used to be associated with artists, then art galleries, and now upscale and luxury shopping. I used to have my company's offices there, and I witnessed the transformation first hand.

One of the shops I enjoyed the most was the awesome Converse Flagship store, where you can not only buy their classic Chuck Taylor All Stars, and their latest Converse Renew (made from recycled materials), but also personalize your sneakers. Cool. On the way back home we stopped at Whole Foods Market Union Square, and then took the subway.