Thursday, March 22, 2012

New York & Friends: a tiny part 1

I have just spent 24 hours in New York City.

JB and I drove in to meet up with two great friends: dear dearest Marianne, who arrived by air from Holland and dear dearest Ms. Lo, battle fatigued from the Providence train station. Without a flinch I say for the hundredth time that New York is an incredible, oversized, one of a kind gorgeous, vibrant melting pot of a city.

We started late afternoon at a rooftop bar overlooking the Empire State Building and the Chrysler building and the Manhattan skyline, all blanketed in a deep dark blue sunset sky. We ate dinner in Soho, met up for the coziest breakfast on 40th Street, strolled into tree filled Bryant Park where we made a shocking discovery about Emily Rabbit (more on that later); darted through the fashion district to JB's orgasmic delight; and sadly sadly said goodbye to Marianne, who flew back to Europe, this time all of us knowing we will meet again, maybe even more of us, no longer wondering if but now wondering only when.



I have no good excuse for the fact that I ended up using four different cameras (don't ask), not to mention I am new to using IPhoto and my Mac laptop, so please bear with me while I figure out how to properly post the photo story of Four Adoring Chicks in Manhattan.

Meanwhile, here is a nibble of the city that never sleeps.

Thank you Lo, thank you Marianne, thank you JB, thank you le pain quotidien, thank you Bryant Park, thank you Boob (heehee), thank you Mood.

That I am able to most easily spend a night and a morning in the heart of New York City with delightful delicious company is something I will never take for granted.

More pix coming.
Love kj

27 comments:

  1. "I'm in a New York state of mind...."
    and this just put me over the top :) To be sufficiently grateful for such an outing is nod to your sweet nature!

    ((hugs))

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  2. annie, i saw this comment from you and i knew i've missed you. thank you for saying i'm sweet: that word about me always makes me chuckle and i wonder if maybe it might be half true :^)

    as for new york, i'm amazed i can get there in not much more than 2 hours.

    annie, sept 10th? i felt a chill. glad you are here

    love
    kj

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  3. Great photos. Lucky you. Did you photograph the amazing Flatiron Building?

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  4. my gosh andrea, I DID take a picture of the flatiron building without knowing it was the flatiron building!!

    i will post it for you, maybe not the best shot, but there it was as i walked along and i snapped it up.


    kj

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  5. Gorgeous pictures, kj! I'm glad you all got to touch base. It's important to have some face time every now and again. Charges up the friendship batteries. ;) xox!

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    1. I like how you say this :)

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    2. And you, Pam?!!!!! Someday I hope you too!

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  6. Glad you had a good time away from the grind. I just know that if I lived above 110th street, it'd be all underbelly, rats and roaches for me. And I would love every minute of it.

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    1. Mark , I only half believe you about the underbellies, but you make me laugh and grin everytime you chime in to my indulgences :-)

      God only knows where you would have me meet you for lunch....

      Love
      kj

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    2. A Brooklyn pizza joint of course.

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  7. Wonderful NY and wonderful friends, you lucky ducks! xoxo

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  8. Wonderful NY and wonderful friends, you lucky ducks! xoxo

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    1. Ah we had a great time, Annie. I wonder if someday we can find a common time and place and look out world!

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  9. Ooo..I was hoping you (with the prompting of Emilwee) would post some photos! Lovely one of the Empire State....and nice to see the flowering trees.....a sure sign of Spring in NY! Isn't is astounding how much one can cram into 24 hours!!! As we have said - friends are the best.....they bring us laughter, love, joy...

    Your girls were in my thoughts the whole time!!!! Looking forward to more photos.....and KJ, you seem to be mastering the Mac beautifully!

    MUWAH,

    ♥ Robin ♥

    p.s. I always think of NY as Emilwee's kind of town!!!! !!

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    1. Robin, it was strange to see flowering trees in march! Ah but flowering friends: that is something else all together :-)

      I know what you mean about Emily. I don't know shy I keep being shocked by her erratic behavior

      The next batch of photos will hopefully highlight our adventure(s). I was in fantastic company the whole time!!!!

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  10. Oh! so glad you had a great time kj. it is truly amazing, but the hours seem to stretch longer in nyc. looking forward to more photos, and WISH i were there with you girls (and my girl)!
    xxx lori

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    1. We have been thinking and talking about you Lori :) We went for breakfast in Le Pain Quotidien and were served by the same waitress who served you and KJ and she still remembered, so you girls left quite an impression.

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    2. Lori, you were not far from my thoughts, that's for sure. Please tell me the minute we can do it again, I will be so excited!

      We had a great breakfast, thanks to your good memory. Xoxo

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  11. I slept all afternoon and still it was not enough...
    My winter holiday has started with some gorgeous spring weather here.
    Can't believe that only 24 hours we were all 4 in New York and having a good time!
    What a dream.
    Can't wait to see more pictures of you! I still have to sort out mine and will post something soon!
    Glad you came home save with loads of fun memories on 4 cameras. Hahaha!!!!!
    That spending time with 3 friends in NY is part of my job I will never take for granted!
    My....... aren´t we lucky!
    ♥M

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    1. Marianne, yes, yes, how lucky. We have only twice actually breathed the same air? Can it be? Because you are a friend for life and for that I count my stars!

      And that dinner at booB.......

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    2. It doesn't feel like twice, that's what I am amazed about as well and it felt like it was only yesterday we saw each other in P town.
      I love a friendship to be like this :)

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  12. I loved taking a breather (sort of) and visiting NYC with you and yours. It is always SO exciting to be there. We can go out in the middle of the night and find so much life still going on (like Paris).

    I loved this and think you're doing ok with the multi-camera program thingy.

    Love,

    S

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    1. sweet girl sharon: one day....

      :^)

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  13. ah thank you for these pictures. must be warmer there than here, the flowering tree. glad you had a fun visit.

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  14. I haven't been to New York in forever (30 years?). Glad you guys had a great time.

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