Spring Is In The Air…

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New York City is bloomin’ gorgeous.

Central Park
Central Park

Finally, evidence of warmer weather abounds. Manhattan is ablaze with color, outside dining and people grazing in the grass in Central Park.

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I took a long walk to Pilates yesterday morning. The trip was visually illuminating. I walked several miles to the east side to 24 Hour Nautilus.

Class Pass is totally different in New York City.

Monday, I ventured to Flywheel Sports on my first weekday in Manhattan. The greeting was tepid, but the space was large with all the same bells and whistles you are offered in Los Angeles.

I was not the oldest by 30 years. No one was modeling bra tops and tiny Lululemon shorts.

The class was a piece of cake compared to Lacey Stone’s challenging spin class at Flywheel in West Hollywood, but it was still a good workout.

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I left feeling fit and energized for my 15 block walk home with a detour to Fairway Market to hunt and gather.

Zara
Zara

Day two, after Pilates, I headed home, but the retail therapy pull was too strong to ignore so I took a 5th Avenue detour.

Uniglo
Uniglo

How could I deny these institutions my presence any longer?

St. Patrick's Cathedral
St. Patrick’s Cathedral

First, I prayed for self control at the newly washed and waxed St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The outside is pristine and the interior, although still under construction, is gorgeous.

Interior, St. Patrick's
Interior, St. Patrick’s Cathedral

I crossed 5th Avenue and walked the Rockefeller Center Promenade, taking in the conversion from skating rink to outdoor dining.

Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center

There is also an interesting, just erected, sculpture installation where the Christmas tree usually holds court…The Rock by Thomas Houseago.

'Masks' at Rockefeller Center
‘Masks’ at Rockefeller Center

Houseago is a 43 year-old British born sculptor who presently resides in Los Angeles. Houseago is a figurative sculptor who utilizes plaster and plywood in his pieces. His work references Cubism and Futurism.

Van Cleef & Arpel
Van Cleef & Arpel

I breezed through J.Crew, Zara, Van Cleef & Arpel and Ferragamo.

Bergdorf Goodman
Bergdorf Goodman

At Bergdorf Goodman, the windows were being decorated. They are an homage to next week’s Met Gala which salutes China.

The Costume Institute’s spring 2015 exhibition, China: Through The Looking Glass, will be on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from May 7-August 16, 2015, preceded on May 4 by The Costume Institute Benefit Gala. The clothes are usually way better than at the Oscars.

The exhibition will explore the impact of Chinese aesthetics on Western fashion and how China has fueled the fashionable imagination for centuries. High fashion will be juxtaposed with Chinese costumes, paintings, porcelains and films.

Plaza Hotel PArk
Plaza Hotel PArk

I took a seat at the park in front of the Plaza Hotel, spent a bit of time people watching and breathed in the radiance of the perfect spring day.

Central Park
Central Park

I headed home through Central Park. Interleague softball had begun, a sure sign that spring had sprung.

Central Park
Central Park

The soundtrack in my head was Pharrell Williams, Happy…what a gorgeous day to be alive and cruisin’ NYC.

Tavern On The Green
Tavern On The Green

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