Since I started writing this blog, I’ve tried to post a new entry every week, usually on a Sunday afternoon. And for the most part, I’ve been successful. But, if you are a loyal reader, you’ll realize it’s been a while since we’ve talked. And I have a handful of excellent reasons why. I won’t bore you with the details, but in a sentence or two, I found out I have to move out of my apartment, I’ve reactivated my dormant search for gainful employment, and I am currently taking a week to do nothing more than sitting and swinging in the Bahamas. I’ve also decided, to pivot from blog to newsletter after a very informative lunch with my friend Cozy at Forty Carrots in the flagship Bloomingdale’s store on 59th street. Forty Carrots has been around forever and is a great spot to know about if you are hungry in midtown. The newsletter will be a quicker, easier read, and will show up in your inbox when I have something fun and interesting to share regarding things to do, people to see, places to eat and drink and anything else I think my emptynester friends might find worthy.
Here are some of the highlights of the past few weeks:
I thoroughly enjoyed Hilary and Clinton on Broadway. Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow make you feel like you are watching the real Clintons. Also, you don’t have to be a fan of Hilary to enjoy it – actually if you are a huge fan, you might not. I think it’s a limited run, so get tickets now.
I went to see the Basquiat exhibit at the Brandt Foundation with my friends Syd and Rob. The tickets are free and available on the website, but there is a waitlist. Just sign up for multiple dates, and you’re bound to get in.
My friend Kathy hosted my first EmptynestNYC event at her fabulous apartment in Chelsea. I got to share all my tips and hints with fifteen great women who are either emptynesters now or will be in the next year or so. It was such a fun night of community and sisterhood. I’ve added a link to my fun little postcard at the bottom of this blog with all sorts of great ideas for what’s coming in Spring/Summer 2019 in NYC. For more info on what’s going on around town, you might want to sign up for this amazing New York Times Summer in the City newsletter.
I took a very long walk around Central Park at the height of cherry blossom season with my friend Marybeth, and it was magical. My new apartment is only a few blocks from both Central Park and Riverside Park, and this is one of the things I am most looking forward to regarding my move uptown.
And last, but definitely not least, I have a new favorite spot for cocktailing. I’d read about Dead Rabbit many times. It’s a favorite watering hole of many FIDI peeps (Financial District). The problem is that it’s in the financial district, so sort of out of the way. But I had an appointment on Friday afternoon, and it was only a few minutes walk. It has everything a good bar should have – some sordid history, low ceilings, and a cozy feel, great cocktails, nice selection of bar food and a mix of age groups.
Have fun. Be bold.