Monday, December 10, 2007

"WELCOME TO NEW YORK".

"ONE BELONGS TO NEW YORK INSTANTLY, ONE BELONGS TO IT AS MUCH IN FIVE MINUTES AS IN FIVE YEARS". -THOMAS WOLFE

Above you will find a cast glass and mosaic piece I did. That's an EMPTY purse you see in yellow. "Why is it empty?" you may ask yourself.

This past weekend, my friend Jerri and I took a road trip to New York to see some friends we met last year at an INCREDIBLE WORKSHOP with Michael Demeng in Italy, Joy and Kathryn.



On the way up to New York, we met up with Ms. Rochambeau herself, Constance, and had some great coffee and conversation. Is that blogger girl stylish, or what???


The "big apple" was crowded as you may expect. There were lines everywhere, but when there is so much to see, smell and TASTE......who cares!!!


Our first dinner was at a wonderful Moroccan restaurant called Barbes, at 21 E. 36th. This hungry blogger highly recommends it. I dedicated this moroccan beer and wine to Maryam at "My Marrakesh"......CHEERS!


Saturdays brunch was also quite tasty. We went to the fabulous TAKASHEMAYA, the Japanese
department store that is a designers dream. The tea room there not only serves fabulous tea but, the bento box lunches were delicious and beautiful.


SHOPPING...........did you say SHOPPING????. Is there anything you can not get in New York City? I'd like to know.

We were all in the market for trim, doo dads, fabric and papers for collage and assemblage work. No trash picking this time. I'm still dizzy from our visits to MOOD FABRICS and MJ TRIM.



We rested for a bit with some wine and "Red Velvet" chocolate cake. Sorry, Judy...not much left for you.



Don't miss the holiday windows. These photos are details from the unbelievable creations in the windows at Bergdorf Goodman.






Scenes from Union Square......... breathe in........smell the roasting chestnuts.


Cold......but happy in Central Park.

As I went to pay my parking bill.......yes, I LOVE TO DRIVE IN THE CITY........I was told the bill for an overnight and five extra hours was $84 dollars!!! I was surprised. Overnight was $45. All of the other people waiting to pick up their cars said in unison "WELCOME TO NEW YORK!!!"