Working For The Weekend…


It was a dazzling New York City weekend.

Despite humidity and rain we took advantage of what this diverse, cultural center has to offer.

Friday, I had my final fitting for an incredible suit that I was gifted. If you ever desire custom-made clothing with magnificent fabrics and impeccable workmanship then check out Watson Ellis. It is such a luxury to have a garment made to actually fit your shape.

From there I jumped on the E train (a new experience) and disembarked at 53rd and 5th Avenue to meet my husband at the Museum of Modern Art.

The first Friday night (4-8pm) of every month is Uniglo NYC Nights at the museum and you can attempt to enter the lottery for free admission if you are a NYC resident.

Unlike the billion dollar lottery I actually won the MoMA jackpot.

The Ed Ruscha Now/Then exhibit just opened and it was the closing of the Giacometti.

Exploring Ruscha’s landmark contributions to postwar American art during his more than six-decade career is on display. The exhibition offers new perspectives on a body of work that has influenced generations of artists, architects, designers and writers.

In 1956, Ruscha left his hometown of Oklahoma City and drove along personally influential interstate highway 66 to study commercial art in Los Angeles where he drew inspiration from the city’s architecture and popular culture. Ruscha has recorded and transformed familiar subjects, including roadside gasoline stations and the 20th Century Fox logo.

We wandered the new wing of the museum taking in the plethora of Picasso masterpieces.

Dinner at the bar at Quality Meats was as delicious as ever.

It was home to started Season 3 of Lupin.

Saturday dawned rainy and dour matching the news of the attack on Israel.

Early evening, we took the C train to Chelsea  Again the train was packed mostly with people who had just visited the new Gilder addition at the Museum of Natural History.

It is actually really exciting to witness how busy the NYC museums are. The MET was packed last Saturday, the MoMA on Friday and the Natural History museum this past Saturday.  We are so fortunate to have such amazing museums so close at hand.

Saturday night we had dinner at a fabulous, reasonably priced tiny ramen restaurant  in Chelsea  The food was creative. The dry ramen Uni dish that I had is worth another visit.

We then attended a New Yorker Magazine Festival discussion event with Molly Ringwald who has had quite a diverse career as actor, author, translator and advice columnist.

It was home to watch college football.

Sunday we strolled the West Village and checked out the brand new man-made beach on the Hudson River which opened this past Monday.

The first public beach in Manhattan is located on the Gansevoort Peninsula.

The 5.5-acre green space features a beachfront along with a salt marsh and a water access point for kayakers and non-motorized boats with stunning views overlooking the Hudson River and the lower Manhattan skyline.

After a lovely walk it was yet another bleak day for NY Giant fans, but we ate our feelings as I whipped up homemade tomato sauce and pasta at my daughter’s apartment.

Today’s adventure involves mundane weekday realities…such is life.

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