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Friday, December 5, 2008

photostory friday - i haven't forgotten you, my new york peeps!

it's been two months TODAY since i left for new york, and i still haven't introduced you to some of my NY blogging buddies! how rude of me!

on my last full day in new york, after a quick sprint down to century 21 in the morning, i met daryl near my hotel around lunchtime. she's a born and bred new yorker who calls things like she sees them - i love that!

first she took me to a market in a school yard. the heat coming off that asphalt was really hot!
from there we went to a market that was on columbus(?) well, maybe it went around the block, but it was mostly jewellery and scarves and hats etc and it was VERY COOL! i particularly loved this stand and ended up buying some earrings.
after that, daryl shouted me lunch at madeleine mae's - a very stylish southern food restaurant on columbus and 82nd. it was probably the best meal i had in new york! one of her friends (whose name escapes me), joined us for lunch, and she was friendly and welcoming too! (pam?) yet ANOTHER market was happening at the same time; this one extending many, MANY blocks down amsterdam. i went back later for a stroll here too and brought some knick knacks for our girls.
later in the day i met blogger kelcey, over at the mamabird dairies. we had arranged to meet at malatesta restaurant, a VERY cute italian eatery in the west village. it was a balmy october afternoon, and the bi-fold doors were all open on this cute corner restaurant - i loved it! the food was so fresh and the staff very warm.
kelcey and i didn't have much time together as she and her family had been out of town for the weekend and their gorgeous daughters (who were beautifully behaved, despite their very long road trip) were very tired.

despite this, her hunky husband (can i call you that rick?) gave me a ride to union square, where i went to see 'eagle eye'. i was all set to see yet another half priced broadway show, but i didn't realise the sunday shows all played early and i didn't have enough time to get back. never mind - eagle eye was cool! if you love chase movies and shia labeouf - then go see it!

it was so great to meet you ladies, and i hope we meet again one day soon!


PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

19 comments:

Kristi Smith said...

Looks like fun! I am sad I didn't go see New York when I was only a state away. :(

Chris said...

That really sounds like a great vacation.
I can't remember my last one...

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

so much fun!
Isn't NY the BEST city ever!!

Michelle said...

Oh what fun! Great PSF!

Cecily R said...

How many ways can you manage to make me jealous??? New York and new friends...I am SO green with envy!

Casey's trio said...

I so want to go to NYC! Looks like so much fun.

Maggie May said...

You sound as though you are having such a good time.
Lucky you!

Debra (a/k/a Doris, Mimi) said...

Some memories keep getting better months and even years later. I hope you're scrapping all your stories and photos. Please do share more with us, Sue :)

mommaof4wife2r said...

i'm bloggy jealous...i want to go and meet some of my bloggy friends! maybe i will soon!

Jay @halftime lessons said...

Great post, and nice pictures...thanks for taking us through it!

Nice PhotoStory Friday!!

Jay

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Oh what a lovely day! I heart NYC!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

How neat to have met so many new people. :)

Melinda said...

Sue you need to come back...I will meet you there. Name the time and I will be there to paint the town red with ya!

CC said...

FUN! I wanna go too!

gigi said...

I'm loving this trip that never ends. So much fun.

Robyn said...

I love New York. I have to go sometime when all those markets are up. How fun was that?

Mandyb said...

ok now am caught up on all your blogs... love that lunch stack.... and your girls concerts... know what you mean about those looong summer nights - so so cool.... glad you had fun with your new scallop punch... (you still need mine???) as for the decorations - I might just try that other one you made... not so good with the maths though... might have to go back for a closer look!!!

the mama bird diaries said...

It was so great to meet you!!!

I'm so sad because your new posts aren't showing up in my google reader. why oh why????

Daryl said...

It was great fun to meet you in person and take you to both my favorite GreenFlea as well as Madeliene Mae, my fav restaurant. My friend's name is Wendy ...

And those arent called 'markets' they are Street Fairs ... the one on Amsterdam anyway.. the one on Columbus which wound around the Museum of Natural History is a 2-X a year event .. 3 weekends in October and 3 in May .. so come back for the one in May!

:-Daryl