October 23, 2014

The Fall Windows at Bergdorf





A few books ago, I realized that Bergdorf Goodman might not only have holiday windows, but ones for the other seasons as well. This weekend, I saw that this was to some extent true. While there aren't that many windows, some do express the magic of the season. And to me, they're classic New York.

This might just be worth making a tradition out of!

October 22, 2014

Fall Market









This was one of the best I've ever seen. Union Square was bursting with fallwith colorful vegetables and fruits, including pumpkins. I strolled through it for a while on Saturday, looking at all of the produce and the flowers, and taking in the season. Here's to the Union Square farmer's market, where I celebrated fall in full, cup of apple cider in hand.  I'm keeping my promise to enjoy this season to its fullest, because autumn in New York is really something.

October 21, 2014

ROYGBIV








Follow fall's natural rainbow from SoHo to Central Park. There's no lucky pot at the end, though. The fortune's in stumbling upon such vibrant, (mostly) natural colors and knowing that they are characteristic to fall alone.

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.