Annnd…she’s BACK!

Finally. Back to the blog.

I may have gotten back from New York on Sunday, but I feel like I’ve barely been home, much less had the time to, like, do anything.

NYC was great — we did all the things you do when you’re a tourist. Carriage ride in Central Park (Yes, it was cold. Thank goodness DD is warm to cuddle up to!) Pilgrimage to the World Trade Center site, which was actually largely disappointing. A quick stop by the Stock Exchange.

And a long dawdle through Tiffany & Co. in which nothing was purchased but everything was ogled.

We also hit a Broadway play, but in one of our few non-tourist moments, we opted to avoid the musical scene. I’d seen all the musicals I wanted to since so many have made their way to Detroit recently. And DD? Well, he’d prefer a play without all the singing and dancing. So he asked his friend who is one of those trying-to-be-an-actor types and he gave us a stellar recommendation, August: Osage County. It’s got a Pulitzer and a Tony, and frankly, it’s hilarious. Basically a story of a disfunctional family coming together in the wake of the father’s disappearance, it’s easily relatable to anyone with parents. Or sisters. Or aunts. Or a family of any kind really.

Our other non-tourist activity for the weekend was a little jaunt to the West Village for dinner at Kingswood, the current employer of DD’s friend. Something has to supplement the acting income.

Anyway. This place had a mushroom risotto that I can still taste. No joke. I asked DD’s friend to bring some back the next time he visits the D, it was so damn good. The menu was pretty sparse, as I’m sure all trendy and hip New York hot spots are, so I chose the salmon. It was perfectly flaky and all around good. But not as good as that risotto. The chocolate tart came close, but I truly think the risotto stole the show.

One thing that struck me about the restaurant was the crowd. Lots of women, with only a few couples or mixed groups in attendance. And the women were decked out. A girl’s night in the D, at least for me, consists of jeans, a decent top, and maybe some heels. Maybe. If I’m feeling adventurous. Here? They donned their cutest tanks, frilliest blouses, and Seven jeans. Heels were the norm.

Hey, it’s New York. Here in Detroit, we’re much more low-maintenance. We don’t have cabs to take our heel-clad selves door-to-door. As much as I love the ability to wear tennis shoes to dinner and go without make-up on a daily basis, looking at all these put-together girls made me wish I put a little more effort into my appearance. That I could make my hair just as bouncy, my eyes just as bright, and my shoes just as high.

But then I’d have to learn how to walk properly, because heels? Make me trip.



Filed under DD (aka My Man), Detroit, Excuse me while I trip on myself, foodie, glass half full, travel

7 responses to “Annnd…she’s BACK!

  1. I enjoyed youor recount about New york. Sounded like a fun trip!

  2. That sounds like an awesome trip! Welcome back.

  3. visits to NYC make me really appreciate my midwestern sensebilities 🙂

  4. I saw August: Osage County when it originated at the Steppenwolf here in Chicago. My brother, who works for a New York theater, was in town and checking out the show to see if it was worthy to bring to his theater. The show WAS most definitely worthy, but the show turned down my brother’s theater in favor of the one where it is now (because my brother’s theater couldn’t offer it an open-ended run!). Point being – GREAT show. Seriously.

  5. sounds like a great trip. i love nyc!

  6. I just love dressing up though! That’s been one of the hardest things about moving from the south to the NW is dealing with the fact that people don’t really get all that dressed up and it is really difficult to get dressed up when it’s always either raining or icy! But I heart NYC and I’m glad you had a good time. Mushroom risotto = delicious!!!

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