Every so often, I have moments when I feel like I need to pinch myself to make sure that I'm not dreaming my life in NYC. One of the best parts about living here are the things that happen when you least expect them. You don't necessarily have to be looking for fun but if you're open to it (and who isn't!?), then it definitely finds you.
On Saturday night, lovely husband C. and I went to 'Sleep No More' which is unlike any other play I've ever seen. It's set inside an old hotel and is spread across 5 levels. Everyone (but the actors) wears masks and freely wanders the levels into and out of too many spaces to count, made to look like the inside of a mansion, an infirmary, a graveyard and an old country bar complete with dirt on the ground or a candy store to name a few. You can follow the characters as they move through the play and dip into and out of the stories as you find them. It was mindblowing.
We finally found an amazing place for coffee - Prodigy Coffee in the West Village - a 3 minute walk away from our apartment. One of the best things about it is the bench outside, where you can sit in the sunshine and watch the world go past while you sip on a creamy latte. It also turns out you can have a conversation on said bench with a wonderfully friendly, down-to-earth and lovely movie producer about how he selects movies, how social media is changing the world and how coffee snobbery is totally justified. Lovely husband C. and I both walked away with wide smiles.
Of course, there's also the smaller moments - like walking along 23rd St this afternoon and stumbling across a whole litter of cute labrador puppies (with their owners) or seeing Julianne Moore filming a scene for a new movie. Whatever it is, it's always guaranteed to be a sidetrack to something fun!
From New York, with love xox