Macy’s Flower Show was beautiful. To add to the attraction, couture and ready-to-wear designer b. Michael celebrated his latest spring ready-to-wear line. His timeless fashions are elegant, and they are available at Macy’s stores nationwide and also online at MCO.

The season’s hottest looks were on display at a special informal fashion show. The featured b. Michael millinery was fabulous. There were many in the audience who were well dressed and eager to support the designer’s collection. B. Michael talked about his experiences in the fashion industry. Delicious finger sandwiches, scones and tasty tea were served. The event was a sure sign that spring has sprung! Macy’s Flower Show ends Saturday, April 4.

In Harlem, the boutique Bebenoir is having a spring fling of fashions and accessories. They are located on Frederick Douglas Boulevard, between West 116th and West 117th streets. You will notice their fashionable window display with attractive black mannequins. In the store, there are high-fashioned clothes for men and women. Find day and evening looks for all sizes. Pretty print dresses, shirts, scarves, handbags and jewelry will catch your eye and fit your budget. They even carry cosmetics and have just launched a new line of handbags. Colors are bright, and there are some printed bags, too. You’ll want to visit their sales rack, sometimes in front of the store, but often in the back. Friday nights, they serve cocktails! Tell them you read about them in the New York Amsterdam News.

In the Bronx, the New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Show runs until April 19. It is a spectacular show this season, featuring a menagerie of orchids in all shapes, sizes and colors. They have created a wonderful exhibit by hanging these beautiful flowers in chandelier fashion all over the place. Everywhere you look, whether it’s up or down, your eyes will feast on a beautiful bouquet of orchids in their splendor. This year’s show spotlights the beauty of this iconic flower with hundreds of plants. Great for the entire family, it is worth the trip. For more information, visit