What fun I am having in the city! I decided to extend my stay, and connect with some of my favorite people in NYC. After leaving Jersey yesterday, Sharon drove me into the Village, where I met Jenni and Mike, my newest fave couple I am marrying in May in Mexico. Jenni is the cutest, but after spending the day with both Jenni and Mike, it’s a race sometimes to decide who is actually cuter. 🙂 Mike is a doll. A total guy, but, with a deep sensitivity and loving, warm disposition, that makes anybody fall in love with him. It’s easy to see why Jenni did! But Jenni is as precious as they come, so, they’re a great match for each other. We went to a really cute restaurant in the village, The Cupping Room, and had an amazing lunch with a great bloody mary! Then, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame exhibit was just down the street, and so we went there and had a great time, too. Jenni and Mike have the cutest little place in the Village, and it was great to see them in their personal surroundings, and really get the time to connect with them on such a personal level. I had so much fun!
I met a friend in the city, and we went to Little Italy for dinner. Great food, great conversation – and back to the hotel to try to get a few hours of sleep before today began.
This morning, I left the hotel bright and early and decided to get myself moving around the city. I took the subway down to Tribeca, and met Felix & Evelina at Mocca’s, on Church & Reade St. I browsed Canal street for a few minutes, but got totally overwhelmed, and thought better of it. You can’t do Canal Street alone, for sure.
Tonight is going to be the BEST! I’m meeting the rest of the Aruba gang, Vlad & Tanya, and Max & Anna. (Where did Shilana go in this mix??) We’re meeting at Rockefeller Center, and it should be BIG fun!
Tomorrow morning, I am going to see my best friend in NY’s daughter who goes to FIT, before heading back to Newark. Where did the time go? Well, I suppose nothing this great lasts forever, and I’m just so happy to have had this time. So – watch out tonight, NYC. Here comes Aruba!!!
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It sounds like you’re having, or had, a wonderful time in New York City (depending on when you read this, ) my original hometown.
All of the landmarks you mentioned brought back wonderful memories for me, as I lived in the West Village for several years, on Barrow Street. I still miss it.
YES, I had an amazing time! The Village was incredible, I wish I had been able to spend more time there.
Perhaps on the next trip!!! 🙂
Glad you had such a great trip. The village is one of the most wonderful parts of New York City. I am always torn between the theatre district and the village as to which I love more. In all truthfulness, I believe it is a tie.
Be well my friend,