Monday, September 18, 2006
New York, New York
I wanna be a part of it-New York, New Yo-ork...Bah bah badada, bah bah badada, bah bah badada dum...
This past weekend, my dear friend Guinevere put together a sort of reunion weekend so that all her good friends who had never met could finally meet. So, it was not a re-union, it was a union. I guess. Anyway, it was delightful. I had met Jane, who used to be G's roomate and also finally got to meet Krissy, whose name I have known for many years. It was so nice to put names with faces and enjoy the fact that when you have a friend in common, it is a very good chance you will become friends yourselves. K and I hit it off and I hope I will be able to stay in touch with her. Jane is lovely and actually remembered me even though I think we've only met once. Guinevere and I haven't had the chance to spend that much time together in a while, so that was special.
New York was Fab! in two days I ate myself around the world at La Bottega (Italian brunch to die for), Le Pere Penard (wonderful down-to-earth French), HSF in Chinatown (Dim Sum-if you've never "done" dim sum, try it out), MarieBelle for Iced Hot Chocolate (mine had cardamom in it-and I thought chocolate really couldn't get any better) and then finally a little Vietnamese place in Chinatown (chicken curry that was so, so good). It was so much fun to drive around NY with natives who knew all the non-touristy places to go and could drive around without ever once looking at a map. We did try to get into Serendiptity, the famous dessert spot (check out the movie of the same name with John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale-it is a cute love story), but it was crammed and our native guides were not interested in waiting 2 hours for a table. We concurred, so I bought the recipe book so I can try some of their more famous dishes. We did not get to see the temple or ground zero or anything really famous, but as I said, I liked walking around just feeling the vibe. We did go see Spamalot which was laugh-out-loud funny. We also got to see Lenny Kravitz's actual recording studio because K's hubby Dave is part of Lenny's production team. Way cool.
Posted by Kellie on Monday, September 18, 2006