Friday, July 23, 2010

Welcome Back to New York - Part #1

Stuff I Love about New York:
The sky as seen through the stencil of tall buildings that wear watertowers like crowns.

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Stuff I hate about New York:

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Your ass might get shot...by a gun painted in a stylish color.


Guns or no guns, my trip to the great state of New York was fabulous. It was the perfect balance of city and country. I arrived at JFK, caught a taxi to Prospect Heights, and was then promptly whisked off to a roof-top wine tasting party in Manhattan. That does not suck.
My first 48 hours back in New York were so delicious that it felt like New York City was throwing me a welcome back party. Yes, New York. I love you too.

Anyway I did so much stuff that I don’t wanna bore you with so I’ll skip to the highlights:

1. Wine and cheese at Balthazar’s with my partner in art-world domination. Followed by a performance by Carolee Schneeman at Location One. Yes that Carolee Schneeman.

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2. Bought my favorite OPI nail polish colors: Big Apple Red and Midnight in Moscow

3. New running shoes!

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4. Free tickets to see “Fela” on Broadway. So good I got goosebumps.

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5. Two Hour lunch at Old Homestead SteakHouse.


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6. Girlfriend Gallery hopping meet-up in Chelsea.


7. Complimentary Dinner at Maze by Gordon Ramsay at The London, followed by a tour of the kitchen.

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Dude I was in Gordon Ramsey’s kitchen! (And no he wasn’t there… which is kinda fine with me cuz let’s face it---he’s a scary man.)

All that and I haven’t even told you about the week I spent upstate.


To Be Continued…

4 comments:

Balanced Melting Pot said...

I love the gun PSA - only in NYC. The food looks absolutely delicious. For me, NYC has always been a place that looks fantastic from afar. I just can't see myself living there.

MsBeautySoul said...

Your time back sounds wonderful!

Celia Zimmerman said...

"Your ass might get shot...by a gun painted in a stylish color"
soo funny!

Now that I go to school in MA i've had a lot of opportunities to go to NYC. It's as amazing as everyone says

The ColoIowaConnectifrancilite said...

It is always such a shock coming back from France to NYC!