Thursday, July 7, 2011


Hello, Everyone!  I've missed you all for about a week.  NYC was non-stop so I didn't get to go on the web except to check e-mails.

Day 1 took me straight from the West Coast red-eye flight onto city streets.  My room at the Ace Hotel wasn't ready yet (excellent hotel -- Brooklyn hipster vibe with lots of retro accents in the rooms).  So, I headed directly to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Alexander McQueen exhibit, "Savage Beauty", and Central Park.  McQueen was a genius, and since the exhibit has been reviewed ad infinitum,  I needn't say more.

My wanderings in Central Park brought me to old favorites and new delights.  This performance artist -- standing still as a statue -- was a wonderful discovery close to the East 72nd Street entrance.

Central Park "statue",  a performance artist
by East 72nd Street

Central Park "statue" by East 72nd Street
She bowed slowly when I dropped some money in her bucket

I was testing out a longer range telephoto lens and got to see the faces at the top of the Met's facade.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
No photos were allowed in the McQueen exhibit, but the rest of the Met was more lenient.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
I'm pretty sure this is a Picasso though the label wasn't next to it

I love how the atrium's supports cast geometric shadows on this wing.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Atrium wing with classical statues
Metropolitan Museum of Art
detail from Rodin's "Burghers of Calais" in the atrium

The room was finally ready in the late afternoon.  I was greeted by this amazing view of the Empire State Building right outside our window!

Empire State Building
from our hotel room window at the Ace Hotel

That evening, I headed out to meet old friends in the Meatpacking District.  I have no real outfit pictures except snapshots with friends.  You'll recognize the African print dress here, topped by my traveling staple, the Origami Wrap -- the ultimate in versatility.

Dress: L.A.M.B.
Origami Wrap: Lilla P. 
Sunset from the Top of the Standard Hotel
aka "The Boom Boom Room"
Frank Gehry's new building is the white one downtown at the top left

So, I ended my first night with good friends, good food and good views.

Sharing a bottle of rose at the Top of the Standard Hotel
aka "The Boom Boom Room"

Dessert at the Top of the Standard Hotel
I think this was the "Chocolate Bomb" -- velvety mousse inside

That's my NYC travelogue post.  And that was only my first day!   What have you all been up to while I've been away?


  1. To the F.A.
    Glad you had a great time in NYC. Wish I were there too to enjoy the sights and the company of old friends!
    Looking forward to your posts,

  2. Amazing pictures! I would love to visit NY once, that looks like so much fun ♥

  3. I love this post. That 1st shot is amazing. Looks like your trip started well. Looking forward to seeing more. (And yep dancers do make great models). Xxxx

  4. When I went to N.Y. I was fascinated by Central park the most.
    Wonderful shots.

  5. you look awesome..these are great shots...loved staring at them and wishing i could be there :(
    and indeed mcqueen was a genius!

  6. i love this post especially the tour of your adventures in NYC.

  7. I adore your pictures!!! What kind of camera do you have?

  8. OMG, I am totally crazy about this post!!!Thanks for sharing honey,love it!

  9. Thank you for sharing this artistic moments ! Amazing pics !

  10. Amazing post as always

    And you made me want to visit stump town roasters? Thanks for the inspirations :)

  11. so beautiful. i can't get enough of your blog. thanks for another lovely post. I hope you have an amazing weekend. Would love if you'd check out my latest pick for Fabulous Friday and see who fell at the bottom and top of Fash Boulevard's Fash Fave and Fash Fail of the week. Thanks love. xoxo

  12. These photos have made me so excited for my NY trip! I fell in love with your sunset picture. What I would give to see that view with a chilled glass of wine and good company!

  13. happy to see you have great time in NY ! These photos are amazing, I really must go to NYC right now ! love the ballet dancer!:)

  14. great to see what's going on on your side of the world

  15. I just bought a Nikon Reflex 3000 but I am still a beginner!

  16. Did you like the Boom BOom Room? I always love going there.. SOunds like it was fun..

    All the best, Angel

  17. @ Angel: Totally enjoyed the Boom Boom Room. I loved walking the High Line at night too.
    @Francesca: Enjoy your Nikon! Some of my friends use Nikon and love it too.

  18. AMAZING selection of images! Also SUPER CooL and creative blog. Great post girl, keep up the great work and positives vibes. ^__^

    Have a lovely weekend, with a lot of sunshine! =(^.^)=

  19. Love these pictures. So jealous you went to the McQueen exhibit. I miss New York.


  20. love these pictures :)))

    LOVE minnja

  21. Ooh these photos are so great! I miss NYC a lot though.. Also went to the Boom Boom Room (only for clubbing instead of dinner) so great there!
    And I'm really jealous you got to see the Alexander exposition ;) so cool!


  22. Wow, can't wait to hear more about your trip!! Eeek sounds like it was so exciting! x

  23. Looks like you've had a fine time. Wonderful pictures.

  24. I love the ballet pictures :D

    xxx London

  25. The atrium wing is my favorite. I love to just go there and sit.

  26. I love your MET photos. when I was in ny last winter we had not enough time to visit this museum. such a shame!

  27. @Ta, the atrium wing is so pleasant. I sat down a bit myself!


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