A perfect New York Sunday
I wake up at 9:10 a.m. Temperature: 52 degrees
I sip my frothy cappuccino at 10:05 a.m.
I throw on Uniqlo corduroy leggings, Gap v-neck t-shirt, Ralph Lauren gingham blouse — tie it at the waist, no socks with Tsubo booties, silver hoop earrings, Efva Attling Memento Vivere necklace, a no-name cargo jacket, a scarf from a NYC street vendor, and my Gabs bag.
I’m out the door at 10:45 a.m. and ready for the perfect New York Sunday.
I meet Heather at 85th and Broadway at 10:55 a.m.
We trek to The Film Society at Lincoln Center on 65th St. and meet Scott at 11:20 a.m. for the 11:45 showing. With popcorn in hand, all three of us watch the long-awaited and absolutely fabulous documentary, Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf’s–cost: $14.50 plus popcorn: $3.00.
Movie ends at 1:30 p.m.
We stroll to Central Park West and tour the south end of Central Park, and decide that this spring has been the most magnificent we’ve ever seen in New York.
And now, the moment we’ve been waiting for — a stop at Bergdorf Goodman (of course). Just outside the 58th Street entrance, we put on our smiles for another quick photo session, then head in to peruse the goods –first jewelry, then up a flight to the shoe salon, passing the designer galleries on the way. A $4,300 Fendi dress? I can dream can’t I?
We carefully inspect dozens of shoes by Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Prada, Giuseppe Zanotti and many others, until we head back to the ground floor for a look through handbags, oohing and aahing at the Goyard counter before a fragrance sampling of Jeunesse De Robert Piguet.
It’s about 2:45 p.m. and we leave BG. We all move north on Fifth Avenue along the park to 69th Street and then head east. We’re starving and pick up lunch at Le Gourmet at 68th and First Avenue cost: $10.50
Final destination is Scott’s apartment, chowing on lunch while drinking Tanqueray and tonics– absolutely the best anywhere, I might add. By this time, it’s about 4 p.m.
After much silliness and relaxation, it’s already after 5 p.m. Heather needs to get home for laundry time, and our friend Ray stops in for a brief visit and a cocktail shortly thereafter. We chat more, and catch up on work, life, and the city.
Suddenly, it’s almost 7 p.m. Where did the time go?
I say goodbye, make my exit from the east side, and traipse back to the Upper West, but not before making two more quick stops to pick up dinner and baklava for dessert––cost: $19.00.
Rather than take the closest bus, I decide to walk some more since the weather is ideal. I make half of my trip on foot to 86th and Lexington Ave. With no bus in sight, I hail a cab for the remainder of the trip home–cost: $9.00
I arrive home at 8 p.m.
I eat dinner, watch a movie, walk Bogey, do a little blogging, followed by a chapter of Someday, Someday, Maybe.
Lights out at 1 a.m.
Total spent for a movie with popcorn, lunch, dinner, transit, and a day out in the city: $56.