Hello NYC!

For the past five days I’ve been enjoying the city of New York, first as a participant in the Weekend Sewing Workshop hosted by Heather Ross, and then for a few days of couple-y together time with Mr Rae, without kids (cue the “awww” or the “YAY” however you feel about it).Β  This was my very first time in the city so I tried to hoof it all over the place rather than spend any time on my computer, hence my slightly-longer-than-usual online absence of late, which actually isn’t all that odd come to think of it but maybe somebody noticed. No? Good. Mental note: take more blog breaks.

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So yesterday I walked from Chinatown to Little Italy to Soho (where I walked past Meg Ryan on the street, la dee dah) to Greenwich Village to Chelsea and I think maybe part of the Meatpacking District and then walked along the Chelsea Highline (an old elevated railroad-turned-long-skinny-park) from 9th to 19th street, and then walked back to the Chelsea Market and took the train out to Brooklyn to visit Liesl Gibson in her lovely studio (of Oliver+S and Lisette). Then trained it back to Manhattan and walked past Times Square and Bryant Park to have dinner up there with Mr Rae and a dear friend of ours. I think I can say “uptown” instead of “up there” but am not certain, so will refrain as to avoid embarrassment. Slightly less walking today, but we still walked through Central Park and around Madison Avenue and across the Brooklyn Bridge, so yeah, ask me tomorrow how my feet feel.

Can’t wait to show you some photos but I’m also double dog tired so it’ll have to wait. Until then, my friends.

17 thoughts on “Hello NYC!

  1. oh fun – sounds like a fantastic trip. is it overly sewing-nerdy to say i’m more jealous of you meeting liesl gibson and heather ross than seeing meg ryan? πŸ™‚

  2. Oh Yes I noticed your blog break! But these stories are wonderful too, esp. for someone who has only once visited the States (California), so keep taking blog breaks and keep posting about them! Enjoy!

  3. Have a wonderful time in NYC! I uses to travel there for business 3 to 4 times a year. My office was at 5th and 49th Street. I haven’t been in about 9 years and am craving the smells and sounds of the city. I’ve been trying to talk my husband into a trip. I especially love the city in November when it is transformed for the holidays and the temps are cool.

  4. I hope you had a blast in the city! I was hoping to walk past you, like you did Meg Ryan. I totally would ask you for an autograph. πŸ™‚
    Also, if you ever come back, I know you are a sciency person and I live near and have passes for the Museum of Natural History. Hit me up and I will gladly hook you up. πŸ™‚

    • haha you are too cute; no one has EVER asked me for my autograph, so that would have been a first… πŸ™‚

  5. sounds like a perfect trip! totally jealous of both the alone time and the sewing workshop. πŸ™‚ can’t wait to see more pics, and yes, I noticed you had gone missing, but I figured you were up to no good.

  6. I missed you like crazy, I have you on my side tracker on my blog and was just waiting for it to pop back up to the top… okay confession time – I even clicked on your link a few times hoping maybe blogger missed the update somehow :).

    Welcome back!

  7. Isn’t this city fun?! If you went from Greenwich Village to Chelsea, you would’ve passed through the Meatpacking District as well as the West Village and Flatiron District. Those are some of my favorite neighborhoods! Did you see the beautiful brownstones?

  8. So enjoyed spending time with you this weekend! Thanks for all the encouragement. Hope the Oliver and S visit was a blast!

  9. Hurray! Glad you made it across the Brooklyn Bridge and to the Highline. You have been everywhere! So nice to meet you this weekend. What a fabulous time!

  10. Wow I was in the same neighborhood the same weekend..my sis in law lives in brooklyn and we walked all of those places. Got to visit EDUN which is her clothing co she works for too (Bonos wife) and loved the sights..food..the unique culture of each block. πŸ™‚ we will e back for sure too!

  11. Ah, I went for the first time back in April and loved it! We visited a lot of the same areas you talked about in addition to hiking up to the crown of Lady Liberty. And of course, I had to visit Mood. I still remember how my feet ached at the end of every day. All that and I was 21 weeks pregnant- ha.

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