29 responses

  1. lauren
    April 29, 2010

    i too love john's pizza, and that CPS view of the bridge; i return to photograph it every time the season changes. your street scarf shopping skillz are vastly superior to mine; i have an unfortunate striped fellow from the winter of '03-04, and his still more unfortunate younger sibling, the celadon and wasabi polka dot debacle of '05-'06.

  2. Someone
    April 29, 2010

    I think this last winter was (is?? We went down to about freezing point last night here in the silly Midwest) such a long cold and dreary drag that even New York is ready for some spring color.

    Speaking of color ma cherie, my husband is blond…but you and I, we are blonde. ;)

  3. MOLLYC
    April 29, 2010

    Gorgeous pictures! It sounds like a fun trip. My daughter was just in the big Apple and loved it.

  4. Duchesse
    April 29, 2010

    Oh this is marvelous! Feel absorbed into your day, and it was sunny, fun, good-tramping tired.

    I'm tired of skinny jeans- and I LOVE your scarf with your jacket.

  5. Caroline, No.
    April 29, 2010

    Fabulous! I love your pictures! I always end up buying myself some little accessory to fit in with what the local tribes are wearing. Funny, isn't it, that instinct.

    I've just booked 8 days in NYC in July and I'm buzzing with anticipation, now!

  6. Kiki
    April 29, 2010

    fantastic post. makes me miss NYC. grew up not to far from there in Ct and would take the train in all the time as a youngster to shop and party. i plan to return to Ct this summer to visit family and friends, and take my son to a few museums in NYC. the pizza looks amazing. thanks for sharing and take care.

  7. hostess of the humble bungalow
    April 29, 2010

    What a delicious day! How giddy you must have been with all those distractions and landmarks.
    Your writing is very evocative…I feel like a tagalong.
    I think your scarf is pure fun and when you wear it you'll probably think of NY…whenever I wear my first Hermes, I recall San Francisco.
    BTW those really tight skinny jeans could have been what my lovely daughter calls…Jeggings…LOL!

  8. julia::ordinarysaturdays
    April 29, 2010

    The lettuce scarf is very nice. I've been wearing scarves all over northern California this week – they're an excellent half-layer for unpredictable weather.

    (I'm not back yet. But I thought it was only polite to say hello while I'm practically in your back yard.)

  9. Town and Country Mom
    April 29, 2010

    Delightful! Walking and MoMA and good pizza. I can't wait to go back!

  10. Sydney Shop Girl
    April 29, 2010

    What a pleasant day!

    Love the photos and Louvre / Apple Store parallel. Very apt.

    SSG xxx

  11. cardiactamponade
    April 29, 2010

    I love this post. Especially the parts where you write about clothes and style. I've never gone to NY; this makes me want to, very much.

    Am now hungry for pizza….

  12. metscan
    April 29, 2010

    Thank you for doing all the walking, talking and looking for us all! What a fun way to travel.

  13. Marcela
    April 29, 2010

    I loved this post. Thank you for sharing it and letting us travel with you.
    I love NY…It's already been 9 years since I last went and I long for the day when I'll go back.

  14. Anonymous
    April 30, 2010

    I heart NYC. :)
    It's my favourite city in the world.
    A wonderful thing to do is to visit Saks just as it is opening (10) and walk through the cosmetic department. It's a quintessentially NYC experience – beautiful women and loud rock music. They always play loud rock when they open and I think it's to get a vibe going.

  15. Maureen@IslandRoar
    April 30, 2010

    Oh it looks like you had fabulous weather, never a guarantee in April. I am going again in May and can't wait. And you're right; while it will probably never relinquish black entirely, Manhattan has gotten much more colorful the last couple of years!
    Fun post.

  16. Patsy
    April 30, 2010

    Fantastic choice of scarf! What a great day you had. I was in Koreatown, too, shopping. But not til Saturday, so I just missed you ;-)

    Two weekends ago we walked from the 40s up to 103rd on Madison – it was one of the best walks ever.

  17. Jan
    April 30, 2010

    Things I'm envious of:

    Trips to New York.

    Visiting the MOMA.

    Eating tamales.

    People watching.

    Eating Chinese food in Chinatown.

    *sigh*

  18. materfamilias
    April 30, 2010

    Absolutely my kind of holiday! I love walking a city, just like this, right to the point of sensory overload. What a fabulous way to spend time with your daughter. Looking forward to hearing more and seeing more of your great photos of NYC

  19. CDS
    April 30, 2010

    Oh how I miss NYC…having lived there on and off for 2 years. ANyhow— love the look you took a picture of, and love your jacket!

  20. Belle de Ville
    April 30, 2010

    Wow, that was like a walking tour of Manhattan!
    I'm glad that you had such lovely weather. And, your photo of the park was exquisite.

  21. LPC
    April 30, 2010

    Lauren – Did you have to go to scarf rehab?
    Someone – Yes, I wanted to write blonde by was terrorized by Blogger spellcheck.
    MollyC. Thank you! Hello!
    Duchesse – I couldn't wear skinny jeans with flats so I'm completely perplexed.
    Caroline – I look forward to reading about your trip to NYC>

  22. LPC
    April 30, 2010

    Kiki – I hope your son loves NYC.
    Hostess – Yes, I think they were exactly jeggings.
    Julia – Feel free to ping me if you're ever here again.
    Town and Country – Tell us all about it, OK?
    Sydney – Glad you liked my little attempt at architectural deconstruction:).

  23. LPC
    April 30, 2010

    Cardiac – Thanks.
    Metscan – Thanks.
    Marcela – Thanks.
    I hope everyone gets to go for the first time or as a return.
    Anon – What a great image. I will have to see that next time.
    Maureen – I will cross my fingers for your weather.

  24. LPC
    April 30, 2010

    Patsy – Just missed! Next visit maybe. What were you buying in Koreatown?
    Jan – There's a lot of retail in NYC….just saying, market research?
    Mater – Thank you, especially since I have loved your photos of your water vista.
    CDS – Thank you. That woman was seriously chic.
    Belle – Thank you. It was kind of the elephant in the boa constrictor of that trip, that walk:).

  25. thepreppyprincess
    April 30, 2010

    Such a fabulous post Miss LPC, where to begin? For openers, it really does look similar to a "Sunday in the Park with George," very lush and pretty. Your look is TDF, that military jacket is a great piece on its own, and with that scarf it moves into the 'perfect' zone.

    We love your "They just hurry more happily." description, very apt from the sound of things. It truly is such a divine post one could "almost feel drunk" just reading it!

    Smiles at you,
    tp

  26. shari @ little blue deer
    April 30, 2010

    It is so funny that I found your blog today! I was just commenting to my husband this morning that I was the ultimate WASP because I just put a sticker for our Episcopalian church on my '89 Mercedes sedan. Ha! He's the real WASP, I just tag along. Anyway, I LOVE your blog. I have to go to bed soon, but I will be back this weekend to peruse the archives. Cheers!

  27. Faux Fuchsia
    May 1, 2010

    Dear L, loved this post, I want to be in NY NOW!

  28. Patsy
    May 3, 2010

    "Patsy – Just missed! Next visit maybe. What were you buying in Koreatown?"

    We were buying jewely supplies and a cheap watch with a giant white band. And smelling the Korean BBQ.

  29. kahlia
    May 7, 2010

    Oh, how I adore New York. Thank you for this little trip back; I'm envious of that walk! I can't wait to bring my partner there some day and show him one of the best cities in the world (it could be number 1, if only it had Barcelona's weather).

    That is a fantastic scarf, and it just goes so perfectly with the jacket. Caroline said: "I always end up buying myself some little accessory to fit in with what the local tribes are wearing. Funny, isn't it, that instinct." Yes, it is. And I've only just realised that I do that too! I actually started wearing scarves because I was the only one in my city not wearing them one spring. Then I bought my first navy blue item of clothing (a cardigan) this year, and now I have to go back through LPC's archives and figure out what to wear it with, since I always thought that navy and black cannot go together and I wear mostly black, purple, and blue jeans (and white t-shirts, but that's a separate issue).

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