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.

1 comment:

  1. I love that you had this weekend. It's amazing how they can refresh you - and new friends are a huge bonus. Yay!

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