There is no better way to spend a long weekend in the Big City than with some fantastic friends from Melbourne, M. and R., taking in some new experiences...
First Broadway show
Oh, Mary Poppins… it was even more magical on stage than it was on the video I watched when I was young(er). The sets, the colours and the talented, talented people who could sing, dance and... fly. It was one of those shows that had me leaning forward in my seat with a big smile on my face waiting for what was coming next.
|What's that word again?|
|A wonderful explosion of energy, colour and dancing|
First long weekend
This weekend was Memorial Day weekend, when Americans recognise those who have sacrificed their lives for their country, like our Anzac Day in Australia. It typically also marks the first weekend of summer, and the real warm weather finally arrived… thirty degrees, blue skies and plenty of sunshine. We're planning our first trip away to the beach as I type.
|A nation stops...|
|... to remember those who have fallen|
First celebrity sighting
I have been hanging out to see (or recognise) my first famous person here in New York. It finally happened on Friday, at the Spotted Pig in West Village, which incidentally, will become my local when lovely husband C. and I move in to our apartment later this week. It happened when I looked up – our eyes met across a crowded bar – I felt an instant jolt of recognition – an immediate thrill – and then a pang of disappointment. Does it count as a celebrity sighting if it's Matt Moran* from Masterchef Australia?
From New York, with love xox
* Matt Moran co-owns Aria restaurant in Sydney, which is divine. Not only does it have incredible Opera House and harbour views, but the truffle mash potatoes are to die for.