A sweet and thoughtful reminder of why I write this segment:
1. Summer: Enjoying What Was Left of It
“Nobody on the road…
Nobody on the beach…
I feel it in the air, summer’s out of reach
Empty lake, empty street, the sun goes down alone
I’m drivin’ by your house, no, no, you’re not home…” -Don Henley, Boys of Summer
2. Summer Treats
Making anything with fruit is amazing when it’s sooooo hot out. Plus, beautiful flowers for decorating…CUPCAKES…and comfort food brunches.
3. Bad Summer Weather
Hurricane Irene, brought the opportunity to splash around puddles throughout Manhattan. Oh, yeah, there was also an earthquake. Wha???!!!???
4. 101 List: The Ballet!
In July, on another rainy night, I made it to the ballet. I saw the American Ballet Theatre’s production of Sleeping Beauty. Loved loved loved. One of the most beautiful performance experiences I have ever had in New York.
5. 101 List: The Cloisters!
I visited The Cloisters– the MET’s museum dedicated to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. This was #40 on my 101 list!
6. Summer Movie: The Help…and Jessica Chastain.
Loved the book. Loved the movie. Which kept impressively true to the book, never an easy feat. And about to be everywhere Jessica Chastain, who plays Cecilia, is my new favorite actress.
7. Summer Movie Disappointment: One Day
Loved the book. Hated the movie, and not just because of my completely irrational dislike of Anne Hathaway. Read it if you haven’t.
8. Animal related accessories
I don’t like animal prints, or particularly wearing leopard, which is so in for fall, but too “Anne Bancroft/Mrs. Robinson” for me. But I do like things that are shaped like animals! And there were sooooo many this summer! I also want to see that movie, “Dolphin Tale…” in secret…
9. Fourth of July in the city.
While it would have been my preference to be on the water, NO ONE is in the city over fourth of July. It’s amazing! Reservations anywhere! No waits! No subway crowds. Thank you, out of town New Yorkers.
10. 101 List: Bikram Yoga!
Oh yeah, I did 63 days in a row of Bikram yoga. It’s the last time I’ll talk about it, but it was worth another mention.