East village. 

 

Blanche’s Tavern… better known as Lucy’s.  If these walls could talk! ((thankfully they can’t ))  in the mid 90’s I sat at the bar one afternoon waiting on a roommate and ended up with a job. Picture a grandmotherly Ukrainian woman who doesn’t take any guff and really doesn’t give a crap who you are…. behind the bar from sun down to sun up on the edge of alphabet city when it wasn’t so trendy to see and be seen.  I worked there off and on for years….and on the rare chance I find myself on Avenue A you bet I swing by, say hello and maybe shoot a game of pool with Lucy for old times sake… I Love Lucy.   ( & you would too. )

 

spyglass.

Jen arrived for a conference in NYC… and The Archer Hotel was the perfect place to catch up over a bite to eat and some bubbles!  The hotel was in a perfect midtown location and the rooms were well appointed.  The staff was welcoming but not in that fake I work in hospitality way and of course they were all super hip.  We stayed a couple of nights soaking up the view from their rooftop bar known as Spyglass and catching up before out next meet up in Alaska… all in all a great way to wind down my time in the city. Food, Drinks, Accomodations and time with a dear friend… all FIVE STARS.

 

bill cunningham. 

a little reflection on an icon… Bill Cunningham was spotted at many galas and events i’ve created florals and decor for… always arriving on his bicycle wearing his signature blue jacket.  i’ll miss his quiet yet joyful presence around NYC… but know that he will always be watching through his lens.

honored to have my florals in the same frame with him here at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Gala 2014.