Monthly Archives: November 2008
We had a surprise birthday party for my girlfriend on Saturday here – I have the right connections to get a party of 50 people through the door. But, after a couple of hours of reminiscing with my pals, we were ready to head out. This place used to be fun, but now I’m over it – I’ll let other people deal with the wait at the door while I go some place better.
Being that MM is in LA for the week, I have no excuse but to see all of my girlfriends! No too bad of a deal! So, tonight I’ve made plans with a few of them. While debating on where we should meet after work, my objectives were:
stay in a neutral zone – aka “midtown” – since we’ll all be coming from our offices
make it classy and fun for us professional women
good and not too expensive martinis
I gave the ladies a list of my recommendations, and we decided on BUtterfield 8, a 100-year-old restaurant & lounge with dramatic crown mold ceilings that bring the nostalgic turn of the century feel of the classy New York speakeasy. A 35-foot granite bar and wide plank walnut floors contiue the theme. Back lit walls of white onyx and dark mahogany along with five massive Chandeliers creating a warm semi-formal setting.
MM is in LA for work this week. He’s staying at the a fantastic hotel and enjoying martinis at the pool in between meetings and jobs. He said its 80 degrees and gorgeous there right now…besides the wild fires, which MM could see from the airplane when he was landing.
Why is it that MM and I constantly feel the need to go to Bed, Bath & Beyond for one simple thing yet come out with a receipt for over $300? How is that possible?
Between the countless TV gadgets lining the aisles to the endless amount of necessary home objects, you’re bound to find at least five more things you can’t live without! By the time you get to the register you look down at a full cart of things you “need” to make your apartment more organized and your life better…huh???
This past weekend, MM and I went there for throw pillows and came out with a laundry hamper, some sticky things to hang his belts on, new pillows for the bed, 4 throw pillows (to match the couch to our new storage bench), a curtain rod, an extension cord, and I forget what else! When we got home, we realized the throw pillows were all wrong, so we have to return the only thing we actually went there for.
Hopefully, when I go to return them, I don’t spend another $300!
Also, the music tends to blow out an ear drum every time a more upbeat song comes on. They need to learn to monitor the volume better or simply leave it a little lower so that it doesn’t stop everyone’s conversation every 15 minutes.
26. sit on the steps at the Met
27. visit the Met
28. watch ice skating at Rockefeller Center
29.visit the Christmas tree and angels at Rockefeller Center
30. stand outside of the Today Show while they’re taping
31. eat at the Rainbow Room
32. attend a taping of the Late Show with David Letterman
33. attend a taping of the Conan O’Brien Show before he takes over the Tonight Show in LA
34. visit the MoMA
35. drink vodka at Pravda
36. eat a Reuben at the Carnegie Deli in Times Square
37. eat and watch the singing wait staff at Ellen’s Stardust Diner in Times Square
38. stand at the top of the TKTS Booth stairs in Times Square and take a picture
39. buy tickets from the TXTS booth for any cheap Broadway show
40. eat family style Italian at Carmine’s
41. shop at the original Macy’s on 34th Street
42. look at Macy’s Christmas windows
43. stand in Times Square for the New Year’s ball drop
44. stand in Herald Square for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
45. shop in Bloomingdale’s, Barney’s, Henri Bendel – but not all at once
46. eat at Gino’s – you’ll know you’re in the right one if it has Zebra print wallpaper
47. get a tattoo or a piercing in St. Mark’s Place
48. buy some crazy colored Converse All-Stars on Broadway above Houston
49. play chess in Washington Square Park
50. walk through the Washington Square Arch
Stayed tuned for 51 – 75!