Category Archives: New York

Friday’s Thought – Snow Days

“A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder.”

(Susan Orlean)


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My Favorite Things – The Holiday Windows at Bergdorf Goodman

Every year since we moved to New York City, I look forward to seeing the holiday windows at Bergdorf Goodman.  Each year is a different feast for the eyes, and this year feels extra special since the 7 windows are a love story of sorts to a handful of cultural institutions around the city.

The New York Philharmonic window comes alive practically instrument by instrument in a fiery red explosion of neon color.

Far less monochromatic, but still jaw-dropping is the New York Botanical Society window.

The Museum of the Moving Image window steps back into the glamour of the silver screen…

While the New York Historical Society’s window brings a touch of folk art history to the mix.

Certainly the most dazzling is the window dedicated to the American Museum of Natural History…

(In this closer view you’ll see that even the skeletons are encrusted with crystals!)

While I missed the window dedicated to BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), this window with its accidental reflection of the lights and bustle of 5th avenue is a poetic love letter to New York City in and of itself.

And this window – entitled “to New York with love, BG” – ties in black-tie fashion with many of the city’s landmark buildings, monuments and iconic images.

Very few of us New Yorkers are lucky enough to have Carrie Bradshaw-worthy wardrobes (or closets)…

But we can always dream.  Maybe I should wear these boots on my next stroll through Central Park?


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Friday’s Thought – An Angelic One

“We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.”

(Luciano De Crescenzo)

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Friday’s Thought – Star Gazing

“Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.”

(Henry Van Dyke)

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Saturday’s Thought – On the Season of Light

“Let us not curse the darkness. Let us kindle little lights.”

(Dada Vaswani)

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Friday’s Thought – Dancing on the Edges of Time

“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.”

(Rabindranath Tagore)


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From My Sketchbook – Rhymes and Doodles

It doesn’t take much to be a bag lady.

Just a hat, bag and a look that’s shady.

Course if you’re a man you’ll find it more hard.

(The lady part means going an extra yard.)


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