Thursday, July 31, 2008

'ello Mr. Hyde

My sister got some sweet shutter shades on the street yesterday.

We went to Jekyll & Hyde for dinner last night. Pretty gimmicky but a fun meal/ show!

We also went to Pinkberry and learned how to use the subway!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Seamstress for the Band

That's right... I might be listening to a little Elton John today at work... don't judge... you know you sing along out loud in your car when no one else is with you...

Some of the fam is in town this week! My mom, step dad, and sister all came to the Big Apple for a vacation! I'm staying in the city with them so it should be a lot of fun!

Last night when I got off work I met them at their hotel and led them to Times Square for dinner. We walked by Rockefeller Plaza, Radio City, and 5th Avenue on the way. We also went to the New York Times building. The new one that just opened a few months ago... the same one that several people have climbed since it opened. Two people even made it to the top!! It's insanely tall! The piping that clads the building acts as a cooling system for the almost all glass facade but also acts like a ladder, apparently.

We saw so much last night, and Times Square has so many people it is hard to stop to take pictures. I'll be better about keeping up with what we do so I can post it for the rest of the week... Big Plans for the week in the Big Apple!

Oh, and this was Parker and Lex before they went out the other night... Aren't they so cute?!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Rainy Day

Bryan's last day today. It rained this morning, then it was really nice, then we left the house, then when we got downtown it was raining again. We walked around the World Trade Center site then came back home. We're going out in a little while to find somewhere local to eat dinner.

Last night when we got back from our 10 hour walk around the city, Lexie's feet looked like this:

Kind of looks like she still has her shoes on.

That's Hot.

So on the first big day of our weekend adventure... I forget my camera. Good thing we re-traced some old steps. Parker had a list of buildings to see and several places to go, most of which we have been so I'll just re-show some old pics and pretend that they are brand new!

We went to the Frank Gehry building in Chelsea that resembles sails.
We went to the Stephen Holl NYU dorm.
We went to a few more buildings... I can't remember because I didn't document them.
We went to the Frying Pan for a great lunch!
We went to Pinkberry and Rice to Riches! (they are right next door to each other in NOHO)
And last but not least we went to the Prada store designed by Rem Koolhaus. Here we saw Christian from Project Runway!!! He's totally fabulous and totally fierce!
Last night, Bryan and I hit up the late movie to see The Dark Knight!! It was fantastic! So sad that Heath Ledger is no more, but he did an awesome job as the Joker. Christian Bale was as tough as ever and I really enjoyed the movie!
Today it's raining. We'll see what becomes of it.

Friday, July 25, 2008

As far as the eye can see

When I got home at lunch this is what I saw!

I have the sweetest husband! Only a few more days before he heads home... we'll have to fill the weekend with fun!

We went to MOMA again to see the 'Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling" exhibit that wasn't open last weekend. It was great! They had images, plans, models, full scale houses, and art installations from all the big names and big movements over the last 80 years in PreFab Housing design.
We also went to the Whitney Museum because it is also free on Friday nights. There were several cool things to see like an entire exhibit on Buckminster Fuller and his Dymaxion car and house among other projects from his life.
Somewhere along the way we found some pizza. It was from Famous Original Ray's and it was delicious... And it was Famous... and it was Original... and it was Ray's!!!

To end off the night, Ashley decided to get a haircut... immediately. So I did it. She wanted a Katie Holmes do so that's what we did! I think it will look really good when she fixes it tomorrow too!


After:Plus Parker just got here!!! So a great weekend is definitely in the works!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Oh Oh, It's Magic, You Know!

We had our 'Summer Outting' today with our office. I hear they always do great things... a couple of years ago they chartered a yacht and cruised up and down the river, last year they rented a double decker bus and the firm's founder was the tour guide (he's probably worked on most of the buildings around town at one point or another in his career anyway). Today we went to Chelsea to a restaurant called The Park. It was really nice. Our party was in the penthouse... which also happened to be on the second floor of the two story building, but who's counting, really? The restaurant was really hip. We had a DJ, a special office cocktail, finger foods, a magician, tee shirts...
Oh, yea... I said magician. Red velvet jacket and all.

It was fun.

Then I met Bryan and Lexie at Union Square and we went down to SOHO to grab a bite to eat before we headed to The New Museum (which is free on Thursday nights)! It was really awesome. The building looks like a bunch of blocks stacked on top of each other and was designed by SANAA. The art inside ranged from a horse's body mounted to a blank wall, to video installations, to a full size tree cut apart and bolted back together in the main gallery, to an artist, herself, rolling around on the floor as an installation... It was really great!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

No More Beef!!!

I love my iPhone. Have I mentioned that before? I love all the new apps that go with it too! I got a bunch of fun ones, but my new favorite is the iWant application. It knows where you are and it lets you choose what you are looking for, such as groceries, coffee, dry cleaner, gas station, bank etc... then it finds all the ones that are within walking distance of you and rates them in the order of how awesome they are!
I used this little ditty to search 'Grocery Stores' in our home area because after Lex found a moldy waffle in her brand new box of frozen breakfasts, I was disgusted enough to call the FDA, who's number I looked up by the way. I knew it wasn't just a one time occurrence. Plus the refrigerator room smells like die, and there are flies buzzing around all of the pinatas. "No More Beef," I cried!
So my handy dandy iPhone found a PathMark... whatever that is.

Magic is what: It was a little like approaching Mecca.It was a path to great quality food! Do you see this fluorescent goodness?
They even had the most abundant selection of oat meal I've ever seen. Mom, I'm set. You don't have to send any more!!! It only took me 2 months to find the one kind I like!

Also, sorry for the terrible image quality. I took them with my phone that has no flash because I was unaware I'd need my camera on my grocery outing!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Happy Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday AtoB Life Blog!!!!
Today you are 100 posts old and we all love you for it! Enjoy today, it's your day!
(Also 'thank you' to everyone to who reads about my adventures! I look forward to sharing my life with you every day!)

Lexie is much better today. We diagnosed her with food poisoning, and and a nice 12 hours worth of vomit later, she's fine. Also included in her bad day, was her phone divining off the bed into a cup of sprite, in which it drowned to death. RIP, Mr. Motorola. So we went to the Apple Store this morning to see about getting her an iPhone.NYC is completely sold out of iPhones at the moment so she had to resort to a GoPhone from Kmart. hahaha. She'll get an iPhone in a couple of weeks when there are more in stock.

Today, we went to Little Italy for lunch and a cannoli from Ferrara's!!! This was one of the most delicious things I've ever eaten. Cannoli's and a nice red wine, could my mouth be any happier?Here's Bryan and his afternoon tea. He's so sophisticated.

We also went to Chinatown to see what ripped-off fotter we could find... totally creepy when small Asian people whisper things in your ear like "Gucci, Juicy, Louis Vuitton, and Marc Jacobs" by the way.
I was really disturbed by this sign. "Sea World--- FRIED FISH" ?! Maybe they don't actually know what our Sea World is.