I just spent a month in our house by a lake for the holidays. Glorious! I barely checked my email (pretty daunting but slowing answering them now!) and I took a little break from painting.
When I’m there, I like to live in the moment and I don’t think much about life in NYC. BUT, when I got back on Monday and just started walking around, it was pure EXHILARATION! I forgot how much I missed the guy who walks up and down my street with a ukulele and a chihuahua, or how I can walk one block and pick up a dozen pink roses with my New York Times. I also forgot how quickly things change. Suddenly there is a Pret just steps away, but the tiny Japanese wings place on my block closed. This is New York.
I am not going to lie and tell you I walked past City Bakery yesterday and did NOT purchase a hot chocolate. Of course I did! It occupied about 57% of my brain while I was away for the month. Could be because it is winter and it is just SO.GOOD when it’s cold outside. Or it could be because I am pregnant with a BOY and when he wants something, he has to have it. So, while I enjoy coming back to NYC for the art, fashion, etc., etc., I have to say that the first thing on my mind was a Murray’s bagel with lox (doctor approved!) and what I was going to order for dinner. Enough home cooked food! I need thai, ramen, sushi, and everything else in this great city! It’s good to be back.