First, I would like to say I am going to have a whole seperate post about my hotel, the New York Palace. Second, I am currently sipping and nibbling on a gift from Blake – coffee and shortbread for the famous Balthazar’s! A New York treat to start my day! Oh my god, it is a little bit of heaven in my mouth! The coffee … Continue reading How I spent my last day in NYC
Oye! 6am comes early! I hit the gym after making a post for the 4th (it didn’t open until 7), I’m pretty much all packed, I just need to shower and put away the last of my stuff, my computer included – she enjoyed her time on the desk, my evening and morning companion. After checking out, I’m hoping I’ll be able to leave my … Continue reading Gooood Morning New York!
I had that Ting Tings song in my head for most of my time in the Guggenheim. Which really wasn’t terribly congruent with what I was looking at. First, the building itself was an amazing piece of art. James Turrel was having an exhibit there – all about space, light and colour – which was fascinating. I found myself watching the people watching/exploring his work. … Continue reading The Guggenheim and MoMA
Sure it was really for America… but to me, this was my celebration. Here I was, my dream of seeing the 4th of July in New York totally realized. Check! I wasn’t sitting around, “camped out with the homeless”, but found something fun and relaxing to do while the sun set. And I could dress up! Bright red lips, my blue london topaz, and my … Continue reading 4th of July Fireworks to Celebrate Independence
I’m sitting at my table in the hot, hot sun, listening to what could be the worst music ever, but it is so nice, with the appies and the beer, I don’t even care. I’m on pier 59, and I’m watching people enjoy themselves on their boats. Shannon (not Sonya) has been a doll. In fact all the staff have been. One even kindly told … Continue reading The view from here.
Woke up it was a Chelsea morning… So I spent the morning in Chelsea area, wandering around and there for the specific task of grabbing my ticket for tonight’s festivities. In celebration of my own independence and that of a country I have a gigantic crush on (hint, it’s totally America – I like a bad boy), I decided, screw it, I am going to … Continue reading A morning in Chelsea
I hadn’t planned on going to the memorial, but talking with Blake on the train made me change my mind. Even though tragedy is everywhere, and more people die of cancer and things like slipping in the tub, this event changed the way we live our lives. Even as a Canadian. It is something you should see if and when you come to New York. … Continue reading The 9-11 memorial and the Met
I met David a few years ago online, when we were both going through some difficult relationship time. It was really terrific to have someone to talk to who was going through similar things, having to make hard decisions about a life we wished to live. It was during that time he moved to New York. We haven’t been in constant touch, but when you … Continue reading A New York Classic – David
I had high hopes of seeing the American Museum of Natural History *and* the Met in one day – sheeeah, no. My walk there, in the rain, was really amazing. That in itself was an adventure, along Central Park. Just on the walk, I saw some terrific sites. This is at the Plaza entrance to the part – sitting atop a fountain. I didn’t … Continue reading A Day at the Museum
I’m going to go a little bit out of order since I still have yesterday to blog about, but today was so fun, I wanted to get right to it! Today was the day I got to finally meet Blake and all the iQCoPay crew! I’ve been lucky enough to work along side this great group since last December. I slept in a bit this … Continue reading I ❤ iQCoPay – and all the truly lovely and amazing people I get to work with!!