The Big Apple!
I am back from my much needed excursion to NYC. I do love a trip to the city. There is no better companion for me in the city than my husband John. He seriously moves with such ease in the city. Never lost, completely comfortable and at ease with everyone he comes across. I just tell him what I want to do and he gets me there.
We arrived on Friday and immediately took to the streets for a little shopping.
We weren't taking any pictures until John saw this sculpture which he insisted on being photographed with.
It was right outside of Nobu but it was to crowded so we grabbed dinner at our favorite pizza place, Angelos. I had a salad, John had pizza and chicken cacciatore. When we got back to the hotel we had drinks in the bar and then retired to our room and watched a hysterical Louie C.K. comedy show. I loved his show Lucky Louie. If you have never seen it you MUST. (Wait until the kids are in bed for sure.) Check out this youtube of him. Or just go to youtube and search Lucky Louie for some really funny clips.
Okay so back to NYC...
Next morning we hits the streets again. We were trying to hit the Chelsea flea market we love but it had snowed the night before so no one was there. Bummer. We were hungry somewhere around NoLita and someone told us to get breakfast at Cafe Colonial. It was this great little Brazilian Cafe. The menu was terrific. I exercised control and ordered a protein shake and John ordered eggs, hash browns, sausage and toast. I never realized how much self-control it takes to eat 3 meals a day w/him.
Next stop, Empire State Building. We had never been to the top so we decided to check that off our list. BAD idea!
It was so freaking cold and windy up there I couldn't think much less take in the view. Luckily John persevered and got some pictures. Awesome view. Loooong way down.
We headed back and once again found a graffiti wall. Can't pass up a chance to get a shot of art.
My sister Carla and her husband Scott were coming in on the train around 11:00 so we headed back to the hotel. By this time John was on a roll w/the camera and was even snapping shots in crowded elevators. I was annoyed. He would always try to start a conversation w/the elevator crowd and they usually just stared at him. He kept trying though. It would have been a better shot had he taken pictures of them.
We stopped by Carla and Scotts room for a little.
Finally it was time to leave for the show. We decided to walk to the theatre despite the bitter cold. I bought a hat off a street vendor after the Empire State Building and was glad I had it. Carla wished she had one.
We arrived at the show.
Our seats were excellent. The show was awesome. The set design was fantastic. Christine Ebersole nailed the part of Little Edie. The back story we all agreed was just right. I felt like they really conveyed the story well. Edies disappointment in life just made me cry in the end. I was really moved. In fact Carla and I cried halfway down the block afterward. It's a must see for sure. It was definitely a plus seeing it with Carla and Scott as they are both from the theatre. It made for a little more in depth discussion.
John bought me a couple souvenirs from the show. A Grey Gardens t-shirt and a pin. They sold a bunch of different "Edie-isms" on pins.
Next stop, Strip House in the West Village.
We had entirely too much fun.
We laughed so hard. Something like this...
Carla is so endlessly good in front of the camera. I just can't show you all the good shots. But her shiny happy face will be this posts ending shot. If only the photographer was a good as the subject. Then again it does convey the feeling of the end of the evening.
Big fun folks. Now it's back to reality.
Ooops! I almost forgot. The obligatory annual shot of the Strip House men's room:
(Click on it.)