Can you do this?
March 17, 2014 by admin
March 17, 2014 by admin
My sister Jenny came for her bi-annual (hoping for tri-annual) visit to NYC except she never made it to NYC as we spent all our time in the Hamptons. We “East ended it” as they say (no one says that). It was to be a time filled with hiking, drinking wine, catching up with Mad Men before the new season starts and eating delicious, local food. Check all.
There is a lovely park called “Elizabeth Norton Natural Reserve Park” after the giving and very rich woman who donated the land. I love this park because there is an area in the woods with trails where you can see deer, turkeys and if you bring bird seed, the birds will land in your hand and take the seed. This reserve leads to a long peninsula out to the ocean where you can walk along the shell-lined coast for a very long time. You never think you’re going to be chased by a limping turkey but that is exactly what happened. We admired him/her from a distance but when he/she starting limping towards up with greater and greater speed and got super close, my sister instinctively lifted her hands in a cross over her heart and started trotting. I followed suit. Apparently he was going to peck out our hang nails? I don’t really know. Anyway, after a long and beautiful hike out to the beach we made our way back to the trails where we saw other hikers leaving birdseed for the turkey. Turns out he just wanted a hand-out, so to speak.
We also explored the trails in Montauk out to Oyster Bay, the ponds of Sag Harbor, ate local oysters at the American Hotel (I did anyway, they didn’t have any vegetarian ones for Jenny) and paid $30 each for a glass of champagne at Topping Rose. I can’t say enough about the food though, WOW.
She’s gone now and so very missed.
March 4, 2014 by admin
March 2, 2014 by admin
Recently I tagged along on Ken’s work trip to London. On the days he worked, I spent the time walking all the neighborhoods and seeing the sights and on the weekend we enjoyed the city together. London was full of excitement this particular week as it was simultaneously Fashion Week, the BAFTA’s, Valentines Day and most importantly, my damn birthday. There were so many cute London girls. I saw a few “Adele” types with their thick eyeliner and ratted coifs, the edgier ones with leather pants and elevator shoes and the perfectly styled and manicured girls that make you wish Kate Moss would stumble in and throw a martini in their face. I wondered happily along the halls of Westminster Abbey, photographed the guards of Kensington palace, shopped the streets of Mayfair/Elizabeth Street/Kings Rd., circled around Sloane Square and made my way down the famous Pall Mall, pell mell (god that made me happy to type that, now if only it would come up in conversation…). On the weekend we took in the show “Once”, walked the length of Hyde Park and back and ate our way to BROKE. London is one expensive town. Do be sure to bring many schilling and a pence or two if you want to really tally ho right.
Now this might look like London but it’s actually taken after I got back to NYC. It’s 23 degrees right here and I’d like to know what this little bird was thinking.