We left New Year's Day for the Big Apple to see Jeanine and my brother Will, who was kind to come see us all the way from Jersey. We explored Little Italy with Jeanine and Alex, saw Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson on Broadway (which we wouldn't necessarily recommend), strolled through Central Park, ate some Gray's Papaya hotdogs, and did a little shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue (yay for new Tory Burch leopard print flats and a Radko ornament that was 75% off! Picking up a Radko ornament there each year has become a fun tradition). It was the perfect start to a new year and a fun mini-vacation before the reality of work set in.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
New Year in New York
Richard and I rung in the New Year with some of our dear friends in Bethesda with an 80's style bash. Richard's mom had a genuine, vintage 80's New Year's sweater that she actually wore to ring in the new year in the early 80's. She let me borrow it, and I wore it- and some pleather leggings, "Sam and Libby"- like flats, and big, disc earrings- all very proudly. The best part? The sweater lit up (thanks to Richard and Jon Dickens' engineering!) and played "Auld Lang Syne." Classy.