Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Big Apple

I just spent an incredible weekend in NY with my husband as the grand finale of "SF's Fortieth Birthday Extravaganza."  I have to say that I absolutely love that city.  Nothing energizes me more than walking those streets and soaking it all in.   My husband was in meetings on Friday, so I had all day to bump around--stepping in and out of shops, markets, museums and galleries. Then, we got to do fun couple-y things for the rest of the trip.

I am sorry to say that I took zero pictures because, well, then I would have looked like a
tourist.  I also skipped the surgical mask because, well, then I would have looked like a goob.   I actually saw ONE mask the whole weekend, but you would think from the nightly news that everyone was running around New York wearing oxygen tanks and space suits because 
of the dreaded killer swine flu.  Okay, full disclosure--I was a tiny bit obsessive with
the Germex.

Here are some highlights:

ABC Carpet and Home--truly the most blissful place on earth.

Music at Bemelman's Bar at the Carlyle Hotel--
wonderful jazz and we were surrounded by Ludwig Van Bemelman's stunning murals.

A gigantic pastrami and corned beef on rye at the Carnegie Deli.

Frozen Hot Chocolate at Serendipity (thank you Miss J for the rec)--we also ordered a piece of carrot cake so we could have something healthy.


Plus, we had drinks with friends and watched the Derby at their fabulous Park Avenue apartment and had dinner at a groovy little Spanish place in Gramercy Park.  Such a wonderful weekend!  And then look at what I got to come home to . . . 


Have a great week--sf


Suzanne Young said...

That's so cool!! I've only been to the city once (even though I lived in NY until I was 21). I went to the Montel Williams Show and got lost on the subway. But wow. It was fun.

Still, as an adult, I bet it's way better!! I hope you had TONS OF FUN!!! Happy belated birthday!!!

Irene Latham said...

We got to NY as often as we can... love that you had something healthy at Serendipity. Fun little place. :)

Lisa and Laura said...

Ooh, looks like you had a fabulous trip! And I'm so jealous of the peonies. All we've got over here are some lame tulips.

Christy Raedeke said...

You're going to make everyone under 40 very excited for their 40th birthdays! Amazing week of fun...

Katie said...

I must say, your trip sounded AWESOME! And so I thought I might just plan one of my own :-)

Although when I told my oldest yesterday she started freaking out for fear I'd get the durn Swine Flu!

And the PEONIES! Oh the Peonies! We are taking some to Meg's teacher this week. I love those giant flowers more than any other, I think.

Yours look gawgeous!

Shelli said...

fun - i love the sity too. im still laughing that suzanne saw montel :)
i heard you had a fab time and congrads.

Little Ms J said...

I'm so glad you got to try the frozen hot chocolate! Isn't Serendipity such a weird and oddly wonderful little place? New York is my most favorite city in the whole wide world. I'm going alone at the end of the month for the conference and then me and hubby are taking some clients to the US Open in September. Can't wait!

Hardygirl said...

Agreed Shelli about Suzanne. Hon, I think you are the only person I know who's seen Montel in person--awesome!

Miss J, I absolutely cannot wait to hear about the conference in NY. Conference call with Katie and me upon return?? Loved Serendipity!


PurpleClover said...

Man it's been too long since I've been! I wish you had taken more pics but I totally understand not wanting to look the "tourist" part! haha.

Little Ms J said...

Of course! I told her we should all plan to meet there for the conference in 2010!

Kelly H-Y said...

Sounds like THE perfect birthday weekend!!!!!

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