Jul 28, 2011

~ new york

While in New York last weekend, I hardly thought about my camera. All anyone could think about was the sweltering heat. We literally almost melted. I have never sweat so much in my entire life. Wearing the same outfit out to dinner more than once? Not an option on this trip. We soaked through every single outfit. The heat index was 110 on Friday, and it felt even hotter than that. HOWEVER, even with these hellish temperatures, we absolutely had the best time. Once we were in the following air conditioned spaces, we quickly forgot about the heat and thoroughly enjoyed being in New York and with each other. 

Here are some highlights from the trip...

Alexander McQueen: My daughter who is living in NY this summer, already stood in line for two hours for this exhibit and was thrilled to do it again with me. Cameras are strictly prohibited, so photos to share are not an option. If you are debating whether or not to go, go. It's an incredible show. The Met is such a gem, full of inspiration, entertainment and education.

Beautiful flowers: As I mentioned, I barely touched my camera, however the flowers at our hotel were definitely worthy... 

The weekend was truly a food extravaganza... Allow me to list our meal gatherings to make it easier...

~ Del'Anima: Our first night we tried a new restaurant thanks to Dovecote Decor's recommendation. Oh, am I glad we did that. A small, quaint bar/restaurant in Chelsea... with the most delicious Tagliatelle alla Bolognese I've ever put in my mouth... truly scrumptious and a new favorite! (Thanks Liz!)

~ Nobu: The next night, we returned to this favorite in Tribeca. Our memories were solidly confirmed, and it remains a top favorite.

~ Bergdorf Goodman: The next day we enjoyed a wonderful lunch on the top floor of Bergdorf Goodman... such a beautiful setting. The ahi tuna tower with avocado was unbelievably delicious and worth a trip back... soon.

I did manage to pull out the camera while waiting for our table at BG... a lovely shopping experience.

Gotham Bar and Grill: Our last dinner was at this long time favorite... the atmosphere is beyond festive... a perfect celebration destination.

Nello: Our last day, before going to the airport, we splurged at this lunch favorite. Ridiculously priced, pretentious as hell, but the food is always, always perfect. Do not even think about getting tap water... it's 'with bubbles' or 'without' and it's coming from an expensive bottle. Anything on the menu is a safe bet for one of the most delicious things you will ever put in your mouth... Plan on seeing someone famous, and plan on spending a small fortune. 

Another highlight was seeing The Book of Mormon which lived up to it's rapturous reputation and reviews... We LOVED it! It was hilarious and hysterical with fabulous music and memorable characters... pure entertainment. Despite all of the above, I wouldn't recommend to all... In addition to it's humor and outstanding display of talent, it's also more than a bit irreverent, definitely a bit inappropriate, and certainly not for everyone.... profanity and blasphemy galore. If you squirm at the thought of AIDS or female genital mutilation or Jesus mixed with humor, this may not be the show for you. "The moral," the writer Andrew Sullivan claimed on opening night, "is that religion is both insane and necessary at the same time." 
Shrewd and remarkably well done... right up my alley.

So there you have it. A sizzling hot weekend in New York...

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The enchanted home said...

Wow a fun weekend indeed!! You hit many of my favorites too,Bergdors (love just strolling through and of course grabbing a bite) Gotham Bar and Grill, Nobu, The Met...have tix to see Book of Mormon in two weeks, cannot wait, have heard such great things! With our home bulding I don't get into the city much anymore but you have just reminded me of how amazing it is and that I need to get back more often....thanks for sharing your beautiful highlights, great pictures!!

Richard Cottrell said...

I am so jealous you got to go to my favorite city see all that and most of all eat all that. Thanks for letting me tag along. Richard at My Old Historic house,

Acquired Objects said...

After living in NYC for nine years I know how amazing the restaurants are, I left with a weight problem….lol. Next time you go head on over to Brooklyn Heights and try out Henry’s End , small but amazing, or the River café right under the Brooklyn bridge the views and food are to die for! Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend!

An Eye for Detail said...

I lived in New York for almost fifteen years...and that was quite a few years ago!...but you know, I still feel it is "home". It has that magnetic draw; that bit of magic. No, I wouldn't want to live there again...but will never, ever tire of returning!
But oh yes, the heat in the summer is unlike any other. Then again, the cold, and the wind, in the winter can be just as devastating!!
Thanks for sharing your trip with us!

Rebekka Seale said...

WOW, I'm so jealous of your lovely trip! We really need to make it up there. My husband, the architect who LOVES skyscrapers, has oddly never been!

Karena said...

Amazing trip and your images tell a wonderful story. Thank you so much for sharing the beauty!


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