We spent the last week in the big apple! It was pretty cold, compared to what we’ve been used to in Miami, but we still had a great time. Jason had a concert at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday with the Cleveland Orchestra; an amazing show. The balance and sensitivity in that orchestra are really incredible; no one is trying to outplay anyone else. It’s just sensitive, amazing music. It must have been amazing for my dear boy to be on stage with them.
We stumbled upon Magnolia by accident one day (apparently this was a new location), and had to stop in for a cupcake and some hot cocoa. I’ve wanted to have a Magnolia cupcake for a long, long time, and finally my dream was realized. And YUMMMERS!!!!
Check out the hat I’m wearing! I knitted it on the flight. You can find the pattern here.
Also, I did lots of shopping while Jason was doing the tuba thing. I found these cute salt and pepper shakers from Fishs Eddy for a friend who let me borrow her coat for the trip. (it was freeeeeezing in New York and I don’t have a need for a winter coat in Miami). I also stocked up on notebooks and a new datebook at Muji – 70% off all 2009 calendars!
The sale rack at Anthropologie was the biggest Anthropologie sale rack I’ve ever seen in my life. I found this beautiful top to wear to the Met’s production of Eugene Onegin. It was a breathtaking performance and Thomas Hampson was fantastic. It is such a pleasure to be able to watch a production where you find yourself just enjoying the show rather than always listening so critically.
And last but not least, we saw the New York City Ballet do their 20th Century Music Masters production. Honestly, I wasn’t too keen on the first Balanchine piece. I felt like the dancers and musicians alike were struggling with the music of the Stravinsky. La Valse was much more enjoyable, and I LOVED LOVED LOVED the costumes. West Side Story Suite was so well executed and really fun to watch. I’ve always wanted to see the show live, and I think seeing the dancing alone, done by some of the most talented dancers in the world, may have been even better.
What a great trip! I really wish we could have stayed a few days more, but it’s time to get back to the grind, my friends.
I’m super excited to be starting a blog… it’s actually my New Year’s resolution this year. I’ve spent way too long reading other super sweet blogs, and I decided it’s time to start my own. Now the trick is to keep with it…
I meant to start on the 1st, but was a bit sloooowwww… So here’s a recap of the first few days of 2009.
Dec. 31st: Jason and I went to Sea World for New Year’s eve. Yeah, Shamu is pretty cool. And those cute dolphins get me every time.
Then…The Koi’s have an amazing New Year’s Day tradition of having close friends over for a big feast. Hot Pepper Soup, Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, Black Eyed Peas, Cornbread, Chicken Paprikash, Cucumber Salad, mmm mmm mmmmmmmmmmmm
Jan. 3rd: Today we spent the afternoon helping the Koi’s “de-Christmas-ify”. All those Hallmark ornaments really add up after 31 years of collecting!