Category New York

Weekend in New York!

Back in (what turned out to be the final days of) the before-times when I lived in London and seeing plays was normal, I saw James McAvoy play Cyrano de Bergerac in a new adaptation of the of the play. It was excellent; one of the best pieces of theatre I’ve seen. So when a […]

The Met, grilled cauliflower, and a jagged little pill

How better to start the first day in New York than with an uncle/niece breakfast date at Le Pain Quotidien. Thus did Brynn encounter the glory that is Belgian hot chocolate. Then off to the Metropolitan Museum of art, with a brief pause at Grand central Station to marvel at the stars. In the best […]

Senior trip to New York!

Not my senior trip—Brynn’s. Can you believe she’s that old already?! I’m beyond delighted to be here in New York with her and Heather and Jordan. Some of my favourite people in one of my favourite places doing some of my favourite things together. Tonight’s activity: Bryant Park and Times Square. I ate: six pork […]

Weekend in New York!

I flew in from London on Friday night; Justin landed a couple hours later from Seattle. We rendez-voused at the hotel near Bryant Park and enjoyed what turned out to be just the most lovely spring weekend in the Big Apple. Saturday morning started out with a tasty but disappointingly served breakfast at Le Pain […]

Art and wedding and candy-floss clothes

My Site Today was just the most fun!  I woke up refreshed after a great night’s sleep and went downstairs to meet Dan for breakfast.  He’s the one who hired me at the Kennedy Center thirteen years ago based only on a short phone interview that I took sitting in my car at a Flying […]

I’m in Brooklyn!

Nothing like a quick hop across the pond to catch up with friends! A good excuse this time: Nicole, one of my good friends from Kennedy Center days, is getting married tomorrow and today is her birthday! Naturally we’re in the uber-hip neighbourhood of Williamsburg, and the hotel is all artisanal free range brick and […]

Egypt in New York

Having just traveled through Egypt (and visited the Egyptian wing of the British Museum), I couldn’t not make a pilgrimage to the Met Museum’s famous Egyptian collection. In particular, I wanted to see the Temple of Dendur.  I remembered feeling awed by it when I visited years ago, and I wanted to see it again […]

Weekend trip to New York!

As impossible as this may seem given my youthful glow, it has been ten years since I graduated from law school.  Ten.  Time for a reunion! Never one to pass up an excuse to spend time in New York, I took the day off work and flew out this morning.  Weirdly, it takes nearly as […]

New York – A three-star last day

Like all good things, our trip came to a close on Saturday.  But our flights were late enough that we still had the bulk of the day to play — and play we did! Nicole, a good friend of mine from Kennedy Center days, recently moved from DC to New York, so we began our […]

New York – Towers and windows and sign language on New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day is typically pretty dull.  The parties from the night before are over, and although it’s technically a holiday, it’s one that you celebrate while knowing that you’ve still got a long, greyish stretch of winter before the distant summer.    That said, if you’re willing to get up early(ish), New Year’s Day is a great day to […]

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