I’m still here!! Having fun! The weather continues to be spectacular which makes walking around pleasant and entertaining. I love the different neighborhoods and how each one has a unique feel to it. And over the past two days have explored quite a few of them. So I will just run through some of the things we did and places we ate.
Yesterday started with an amazing brunch at Mason Kayser in the West Village. You definitely feel like you are in France - and the food was wonderful. There are 80 locations around the world but the 3 in NYC are the first on American soil. Started by Parisian master baker Eric Kayser this is the real deal! It was hard to decide so we just ordered some things and passed them around the table.
Then some shopping/browsing at the unique shops in the area. I am obsessed with paper products - especially journals and notebooks of any kind. Tom took me to this amazing shop called Goods for the Study and I bought a few things.
On Thanksgiving we had eaten at a restaurant called Little Owl and it was too dark when we arrived to get a picture of the building. I walked back to it because the building is actually where the famous TV show “Friends” apartment was supposedly set. Look familiar? Tom said people are always out there taking pictures of it and that was the case when I took pictures too - so it must be true!
Here’s another really cool street in the West Village. The brownstone directly behind the Rough Road orange sign is the most narrow home in all of NYC. If you stand in front of it your arms can literally touch both ends.
I took a walk around Greenwich Village and I always love stopping at Washington Square. It has the beautiful arch and currently there is an art exhibit right in the archway. On a gorgeous day there are entertainers in abundance and this was no exception.
Today Tom and I headed to the upper east side to see a very special exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The exhibit is 133 drawings by the master as well as works in other media. The show is arranged chronologically and thematically showing the progression of Michelangelo as an apprentice, collaborator, teacher and artist. It was really incredible and worth a trip to see.
More food pictures of what I consumed today! So many great choices here always.
And it’s never a trip to NYC without a stop at Rice to Riches - the only place in the country that serves rice pudding as if it were ice cream. And they will let you try as many flavors as you want!
Tomorrow I am off to Rockefeller Center and MOMA before heading back to KC. It’s been a fabulous trip - thanks Tom and Anna! I already can’t wait to return! I hope your Thanksgiving weekend has been fantastic as well and enjoy the holiday season!