Monday, May 31, 2010

I Heart New York!

Last week, I traveled to New York for my jobby-job. In between meetings and professionalism, my buddy Stephanie and I ran around taking pictures!  That's a several story-tall Carrie Bradshaw above, strolling through the sky in Times Square.

We found a delightful restaurant in Chelsea called, I believe, "La Bottega." Isn't it rather lovely? Steph and I think something big-time was being filmed there...we saw director/actor trailers, signs with arrows that said "TO SET," and paparazzi.

Across the street, we had a meeting inside the Chelsea Market Building - truly one of the coolest spaces I have ever been in, with a small indoor waterfall. But with time to kill, we sauntered into this adorable cupcake shop, tucked away inside Chelsea Market Building's long, brick corridors.

(If it weren't for the meeting, friends, I assure you that I would have attacked one of these with my face.)

That night, we cruised down to Little Italy for dinner. On the way, we met up with Steph's friend Rene, who took a picture of us underneath some Little Italy bling!

Times Square...Chelsea...Little Italy...there was only one thing missing. What was it? Ah yes: foam Lady Liberty hats.

I'll miss you, New York.


Shelley said...

Makes me homesick for a place that was never my home. As a totally Texas writer, I couldn't understand why I loved New York passionately at first sight.

Austin Eavesdropper said...

Yes! Shelley, I can relate. I think ANY writer finds New York a little irresistible.

Austin Eavesdropper said...

(PS - Am checking out your intriguing blog / stories now. :) Texan, indeed).

Shelley said...

Thanks! I needed a positive word today. I'd love to have some blog comments from Austinites.

By the way, I have a friend out here in California who's doing a road trip to Austin--first time in Texas--if you could recommend eating in/visiting one place there, what would it be?

Kristen said...

I love Chelsea Market!! I actually went to acting school RIGHT across from there, so I spent many formative years brooding over soup from Hale & Hearty Soups inside the Chelsea Market. Yumz.

Austin Eavesdropper said...

@Shelley - That's a GREAT question! And a tough one. How long will she be here? I think I would have to go with something quintessentially "Austin," and that is a day trip to Barton Springs (it's in the middle of town), followed by beverages / eats on Barton Springs Road or on South Congress. One of my favorite restaurants on South Congress is called Enoteca Vespaio, which is a cute little bistro attached to a way fancy restaurant (Vespaio). Except Enoteca is more affordable. ;)

@Kristen - Whoa, for serious?! Which acting school? And, omg, I would not do ANY studying if school were remotely in the vicinity of Chelsea Market...I feel weird heaping such praise onto a shopping center / office building, but it truly is a little bit magical. So cool you know what I'm talking about!!

Shelley said...

Thanks! Will transmit info! My friend's just there for a day, I think.

Anyone here more than welcome to the Dust Bowl story blog!