Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Even though it is not quite midnight here in NYC we already rang in 2009...UK style. An early evening party in a stunning apartment on the 40th floor overlooking the harbor was the setting for the ringing of the bells. We celebrated the New Year at 7 pm EST while the bells of Big Ben rang out in London at midnight. The company was perfect, the setting was gorgeous. The chiming of the bells was a new experience and hopefully a more regular occurrence.

We are honored and blessed to ring in the New Year surrounded by our lovely friends and their families. In typical NYC style the entire world was represented. The champagne flowed, laughter of children filled the air and the conversation was fun and bright.

In less than a half hour that famous crystal ball will drop in Times Square. Since we are Downtown dwellers we will settle for the sight on the television. Instead we will look out our windows towards Miss Liberty and take in some colorful and spectacular fireworks. It is a cold night and a good one to be cozy. That being said we have been lucky enough to celebrate in Times Square...definitely something to put on your list.

Welcome to 2009. May your year be filled with love, friends and health. Enjoy all of it. Take care of yourself and your neighbors.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

May your Christmas be bright.

From my neighborhood to yours...Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Tradition of Revelations

December not only holds the holiday season but the home season of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Of the many performances of dance/theater/music I am lucky enough to attend the AAADT always wins my heart. For eight consecutive years we have found our way to 55th Street. My year would honestly not be complete without an evening on spectacular dance capped off with Revelations.

This year the AAADT is celebrating 50 years. In honor of the achievement Mr Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra held court for one week of special perfomances with live music. It was fantastic and added an entirely new dimension to the evening.

Revelations is Ailey's masterpiece. It leaves me speechless and breathless every time. I find myself holding my breath the entire time not wanting to move a muscle in fear of missing a millisecond of perfection. From its premiere in 1960 this piece has moved countless people across the world.

If you ever find yourself in NYC in December Alvin Ailey is a must. If not check out their tour. Maybe if you are lucky enough it will be coming to your hometown. Click here to find out.

Alvin Ailey was brillant and ahead of his time.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Oh Martha!

The day started off in Chelsea at the Martha Stewart compound. We had lucked into tickets to a taping of the Martha Stewart Show. Having never watched a single episode prior I had no clue what I was in for. The entire process was smooth and simple. Guest of the show was Rufus Wainwright who apparently has never set foot in a kitchen before. The mood was light and the laughs were many. We completely scored with the audience giveaway of the ultra cool vacuum packaging system Foodsaver. Word has it these babies retail for $175 so we felt the morning was worth it. Martha is very becoming and funny in person. Plus I gave her an extra ten points for wearing heels. Love heels!

It's a good thing.