October 20, 2014

Fall Weekend









This weekend, I finally found fall. I also found joy in small things, like a lemon chocolate bar. Like sight-reading some of Beethoven's violin sonatas, and reading about Beethoven in The New Yorker. Pink-topped coffee from Le Pain Quotidien in Central Park (light, friendly, and worth another trip.) The second movement of Saint-Saens' Piano Trio in F, as performed by Kogan/Rostropovich/Gilels. Kale wrapped in tweed from the Union Square Farmer's market, and a new salad recipe to feature it. Basil-scented hand soap. The music at 34th St-Herald Square. Spicy crackers with Havarti cheese over conversation about music and life. "Derniere Danse." Remembering passages of "Rules" while walking by Bergdorf's and St. Patrick's.

Experiencing the season through apple cider and mums on every corner.

October 17, 2014

The Week in Photos








10/11/14: Staring down some flowers.
10/12/14: The charmers at Bluestone.
10/13/14: On the way home.
10/14/14: And a kids' size chocolate gelato for dessert.
10/15/14: To read.
10/16/14: Now I know that fall is here.
10/17/14: Starting the day with fancy avocado toast and ending it with violin sonatas. Perfect.

October 16, 2014

White and Gold





From the glittery east side and the fancy west side of Manhattan. 

October 15, 2014

A Walk on the Upper East Side





It was dignified as ever...until I spotted something whimsical on Lexington Avenuea large red balloon.

October 14, 2014

Autumn (Almost) on the West Side






From the Village and the High Line.

October 13, 2014

Weekend









in Brooklyn and in Manhattan. Farmer's market treats (lysanthus and dandelion jelly.) Bluestone Lane, my first new coffee shop in the Village (pretty, friendly, and Australian.) A stroll along the High Line (crowded as Tokyo, but worth it.) Chocolate croissant and walks up and down the Upper East Side (inspired by "Rules," to be repeated in the near future.) Grand Central Station. A near perfect New York weekend.

October 9, 2014

Today, Thankful





Today, I'm thankful for: a day off. Rules of Civility. Remembering to be thankful for what I have presently, and not only what I might have in the future. A few hours well spent at The Library for the Performing Arts (and its large Sesame Street toys, which sit with the staff.) One of Franz Beyer's cadenzas. New headphones. Kale and spinach pasta salad with artichoke hearts and mocha iced coffee with almond milk. Grocery lists that come together almost instantly. Weekend plans, half-made.