New York

Since my wee ones are sick and our routine is a bit on its head this week, I thought I should finally do my big New York post.

champagne at the met

Whew. It's been a whole month since the trip, and I don't want to do too much description of it -- just share photos.

It was fantastic to spend the weekend in New York with my mom. The weather was glorious until the morning we left, when it became chilly and foggy.


inside tender buttons, nyc

We did some shopping -- mostly on Erin's recommendations.

inside tinsel trading

We met up with an old friend (who I hadn't seen since her wedding almost 6 years ago) at a cute tea shop. Of course, I forgot to take a picture of my friend in the midst of all the catching up.

tea in nyc


I had my very first blog meet-up, with Kristin, who came into New York for the morning on one of the days we were there. I can't believe how amazing it was to connect face-to-face with someone I'd met through blogging. It just keeps astounding me as I think about it! She gave me a sweet birthday gift, which I just realized I haven't photographed yet. I'll fix that later today.

sangria at la paella, new york

We ate at two great restaurants (both were Kristin's suggestions). La Paella was beautiful and yummy. Becco was just so delicious. And we ate at Sardi's for the tourist experience.

chair at la paella, new york

frrrozen hot chocolate

And we had lunch one day at Serendipity3, because I just had to go there -- for the touristy thing, too. (And my sandwich was so good that I'm still thinking about it.)


We went to see The Country Girl on Broadway starring Frances McDormand and Morgan Freeman. And we went to see The Phantom of the Opera -- which was an experience.


We stopped at Purl and Purl Patchwork. The girls in Purl noticed that my bag was made with Joelle's fabric, though the girls in Purl Patchwork did not! I got a little bit of Liberty of London fabric to make a little something for my girl.

soho fruit stand 

There is nothing like April in New York.

walking to dinner

We walked -- a lot. We rode the subway -- not quite as much. And we took some cabs, too.

don't even think about it!

We nearly saw the Pope, who was visiting at the same time, but just missed his motorcade.


Best of all, we saw Satyagraha at the Met (click that link and watch the 4-minute video! It's amazing!), which was one of the most inspiring experiences of my life. Really and truly. It was beautiful, and just esoteric enough for me. ;)

hanging sculpture inside the met

It was a great trip.