The larger part of our week was spent roaming NYC and hanging with my awesome son who is living a totally grown up life. I’m so proud and I still can’t believe he’s been on this earth almost 27 years… WHHHAAAT?!#$%%
We often meandered from the apartment in Tribeca through Soho… Look water leaks in the big apple
and north on Broadway stopping at Dean and Deluca’s – here’s a pic of one of our vendors- Big Picture Farm- great folks with lots of goats in Vermont- These caramels are back on the shelves now at Chez Chloe in seasonal boxes and cello bags- chai, mocha latte, raspberry rhubarb… yum
and always a little stop at ABC Home. They have a cool foodie market downstairs now. It was just getting going last year. I don’t know how much actual traffic it gets but I find so many interesting lines there-
then on up to Union Square
I rarely see a winter farmers market and love it when I do
So is this pooch a little winter warrior with his orange booties, red vest and purple leash!
Loads of hardy, grounding winter veggies like sunchokes.
and celeriac- a little of this pureed into your potatoes adds just a little sweetnessAlways a stop at Eataly – around 2.30 on a weekday is great. Less bodies to navigate and room to absorb the sights and smells of cured meats, cheeses, pastas and the highs and lows of voices, tablewares and general noise. Wed was brisket day at the sandwich stall. Extra green pesto sauce please. Thank you. We walked west towards the river and into the village- One block in and it’s like entering a church. Quiet with a lack of chaos.
and quaint little shops with clever signs
Gotham West Market in Hell’s kitchen- GO there.
Eat Tokyo Shoyu noodles at Ivan Ramen and slaw:
Go to Tiny’s in Tribeca for brunch
and eat these killer potatoes… like mini square hash browns and
to Tarrytown on the metro North to rent a car
We wanted time to enjoy the close proximity of the river together without either of us having to drive. Nor did we feel like driving in and out of the city. We saw lots of lovely white snow.
Made our way to charming Rhinebeck- here’s their cute little chamber of commerce
Then we drove north and admired farmlands and white vistas- then west and stayed a night in MA and woke to minus 11 degrees, crystal blue skies and even more dreamy white snow. THEN we headed back to NYC on the highway to little Tarrytown to drop our rental and train back to the city at sunset. It was a sweet 36 hour retreat mid trip.