Autumn in New York is just magnificent…
And one of my favorite times of year to visit. I happened to arrive at the perfect moment, just over a week ago, before the leaves turned brown and the chill in the air turned to a bitter cold. My parents met me for a couple of nights, and it had been years since we’d been there together. When I was younger, my step-dad loved to go ‘out on the town.’ We’d dine late, take in a show and shop til we literally dropped. Who knows if my memories were the reality, but they are some of my fondest. I owe so much of who I have become to my step-dad (and of course all my amazing parents and family). But, he in particular showed me the best of what life could offer, allowing me to tag along on so many trips, which I know ignited my love of travel.
While it’s a new season of life now, and those “golden years” (as my mom likes to call them) may have passed, this is a trip I will still hold so dear because the three of us got to walk through Central Park at its most dazzling, see the Christmas Spectacular at Rockefeller Center and drink wine in the afternoon while ducking for cover from the rain that was starting to hit Fifth Avenue.
Yes, it is a new season. But, that’s ok, fall is my favorite time of year….
Central Park…isn’t it amazing??
It just doesn’t get any more festive than this.
My Step-Dad & Me
FOUR THINGS TO TRY IN NYC
After my parents left, I met up with my friend Jenniffer, who lives in London. I had never been to Ground Zero in all the trips I’ve made since 9/11, and it’s definitely worth a visit.
I always try to visit the Crosby Bar when I’m in town. It can get very crowded, but we got lucky with a table and had a little toast before dinner. The drinks here are exceptional.
Later, we had a very special treat. A friend helped me get a reservation at the internationally acclaimed Le Bernardin. It’s one of those ultra luxurious, many course tasting menu evenings that you’ll never forget.
Vic’s is the newly opened Italian-Mediterranean restaurant from the team that brought you Cookshop. The menu is very well priced..think wood fired pizzas and inventive pastas. Try the crispy eggplant.