Tuesday, August 10, 2010

little bites of a big apple...

mr. b and i returned from our week long vacay in new york city this weekend...
we had such a wonderful time!!
mr. b's parents joined us and we did quite a lot of site seeing ( macy's, the intrepid, tiffany's, ground zero ); a lot of eating ( the four seasons, grammercy tavern, craft {{ i love you tom colicchio!!!}}, caracas arepas bar, artisanal wine bar); and saw THE LION KING which was so beautifully and originally done that i actually cried-- and i don't even like broadway shows.
we did a bit of shopping, a bit of toodling around, and the mr and i ate quite a bit of cheese and drank our fair share of vino.
so, i wanted to share a few pictures of our trip...
even though my photography skills could use some nurturing...

we stayed four blocks from grand central so that made getting around a lot easier.
we also had drinks one night at the campbell apartment, but i forgot to take a picture of that...

right of fthe plane ( yes, i'm still drugged in this picture ) we went directly to central park and walked around. i had never been so that was fun for me and the weather was really really nice



artisanal wine bar on 33rd. we ate here twice and both times it was very good. mr. b knows the sommelier - who used to work in publishing like the mr does - but i didn't get to meet him as his days off seemed to be the days we were there. maybe next time....

i made it over the ink pad in the west village and did a little stamp shopping on monday afternoon. it was a cute little store just packed to the brim with just about everything a paper crafter could want. they even had some invoke art stamps... but i had all the ones they carried already. the ladies were very nice and we even talked a bit about new orleans.

grammercy tavern has GOT to be my favorite restaurant of all time!! i've had 2 exquisite meals there and both have coincided with good company as well. this was, i believe, halibut with a dill cucumber sauce. very fresh and summery. i fogot to take a pic of my green bean salad which may very well be one of the best things i've ever eaten...

i took a walk up 38th one afternoon while everyone was either napping or doing other things and came across quite a few trim and bead shops. this one was wholesale only, but i found some further up the street where i could pick up a few things....

i MUST have this chair. now.

view from the museum of arts and design rooftop restaurant. the food was very good. surprise. 
 i dragged our little group there to see the jewelry in their collection, but it toally sucked. i think the only thing they had post-1985 was a piece of kiwon wang's, which i had seen before. oh well.
their current exhibit DEAD OR ALIVE was fascinating, however. but they, of course, did not allow pictures. the whole place was a little snooty. i had a lot of fun laughing at the artist's statements....


orchids on our lunch table...

me in full on GHOSTBUSTERS run down the steps at the new york public library.
hard to do in flip flops....

go gotta love the east village...

caracas arepas bar in the east village. oooooh sooooo good!!!!

we spent most of friday afternoon in ten degrees ( again, east village ) sipping wine. i don't know how we missed this place on our other trips here, but we know where it is now and we can go back.

this is wrong on SOOOOO many levels....


i want to live here.


or here...

i took about a gazillion more pics - most of them cheesy touristy stuff of just me being a goofball, so i guess that's all i can really share for now.

i am back in the studio with a vengeance as i picked up my first retail spot for the cirque du orleans figures and i have a kinda -sorta -maybe from the ogden museum of southern art to be part of a christmas show there with the cirque pieces... but we'll see. i'm not holding my breath for that one.

so, i will post pics later this week of what i'm up to and i hope to catch up with everyone as well.

have a great week!

amber


2 comments:

Laurie said...

I love all the photos, especially the Ghostbusters shot. Thanks for sharing!

TheBlakkDuchess said...

It looks like you guys had an absolute riot! =D
Love your pics & I can't wait to see more.
Here's to hoping you make the xmas show! That would be awesome! ^-^
Glad you had a safe trip there & back again & hope that the drugs were good enough... ^_~

xoxo