Saturday, April 10, 2010


Every year, I spend a week off from work just enjoying New York City. Living in New York, it's easy to forget that the city is as big or as full of amazing experiences as it is. You get into a rhythm (mine is work, cooking, theatre, drinks with friends) and don't stop to drink in the multitude of opportunities right smack in front of you.

My annual staycations are meant as an antidote to that particular brand of lethargy. This year, I'm planning to spend some time in Brooklyn (Williamsburg one day; DUMBO and Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens another), hit a few museums (I want to see this illumination exhibit at the Met in particular) and do some serious windowsill gardening. I also want to carve out some time to spend with my friend Miya, who's working on decorating her new apartment. Can anyone say inspiration board?

Any suggestions or requests for how I spend my time this week? Dinners at Dirt Candy and SHO Shaun Hergatt are already on the itinerary. Am also planning to dig into a bowl of pho at some point, visit Marlow & Sons for lunch, and stop by Blue Bottle for some coffee. What else shall I do, dear readers?

Bring on the ideas!


miya said...

please tell me your inspiration board includes this:

Lisa said...

The Illumination exhibit at the Met is uber cool. I went this weekend. They give you these awesome magnifying glasses to take through.

Emily said...

If you have never ventured up to Fort Tryon park, that is my vote! There is The New Leaf Cafe there as well (I have never been but it's on my list!)

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