the last fridaycation of 2015 ...







“i love new york 
on
 summer afternoons
 when every one’s away. 
there’s something very sensuous about it -
overripe, 
as if
 all sorts of funny fruits 
were 
going to fall into your hands"
.. f. scott fitzgerald 

that is
 exactly
 how i feel about nyc
 on 
summer weekends 
especially 
holiday weekends

water tower wednesday


spotted 
that tower 
whilst
sitting in a cab 
at a traffic light
on the way
 downtown 
last
 friday 

sunday afternoon

as i write this
 i am enjoying the ac
 its back 
humidity
 temps in the 90s
 feh

 the weather 
on
 friday
 even saturday 
was perfection

 the clouds looked like a magritte painting
taken from the 8th floor of the whitney



but 
lets start 
at 
the beginning 

my friend mary was in town from cincy!



we had a glass of wine thursday evening to solidify
friday's itinerary
which
began with


a petit déjeuner at eric kayser 


a visit to new york historical society's 
hirschfeld exhibit 


crosstown to 
the met


we saw the china through the looking glass exhibit

i thought this was more interesting b/w

after
 lunch at e.a.t 
where i seem not to have taken any photos
 we split up

 i met toonman at the vet for harry's appt
he's fine

mary visited another friend
they enjoyed catching up

an hour later 
we were at
the whitney

this photo was so not in focus i decided to make it look artsy after all its an artsy place

another friend, amy, joined us
a walk around
a rest


off to dinner
with
two more friends
michele and mo

table for 5 
at
spring natural kitchen
burgers 
salads
lovely cocktails


lots of conversation 
a great way to wrap up the day/evening

slept til almost 10
 on
 saturday 
got a hair cut
did no errands
after dinner
we watched
 the second best exotic marigold hotel 
charming 
tho
 not as good as the first

sunday 
another lovely sleep in
weekly mani/pedi
zabars
blogging 

and 
you?

white dog


no idea
 what 
this dog's
name or breed is 
but 
i do like his/her 
smile and fluffy white coat 

dont you?

its fridaycation


spending my next to last fridaycation
 with
my friend mary

 she's in town for a few days
doing stuff

today is our day
 we're going to squeeze 
as much as
we can into it