A Tale of Three Cities: New York13:01:00
|an empire state of mind|
After a week in San Francisco and a few days in Chicago, flying to New York was a little sad as we knew our holiday was drawing to a close. Of the 3 cities we stayed in, New York was the only one I had previously visited and I had a few things I knew I had to do this time around!
We flew into JFK and spent our first night in Brooklyn. Why, you might ask? We had a date with a very special lady - CHER! We were so excited to see the goddess of pop herself and her show was phenomenal. At 68 years of age, she put many young artists to shame! A set change for every song and one amazing costume after another ensured this was the perfect comeback/farewell tour.
|Cher's opening quip (when speaking about her age)|
What are your grannies doing tonight?
She was supported by Cyndi Lauper, who at one point welcomed Rosie O'Donnell to the stage and was then followed by Liza Minelli to sing Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! I don't think it could have been any camper!
Hitting Manhattan the following day, we checked into our hotel on 81st street and took a long walk through Central Park in search of some lunch. It's so easier to forget that in the middle of all the concrete and skyscrapers, there is a MASSIVE park!
|cameraman caelan venturing into central park|
I spent around an hour here choosing 2 pieces of wool to make new cushions for our sofa at home.
I actually went back on my last day for one final visit and chose cloth to have a go at making bow tie. (I'll get round to making these - I swear.) Watch out for a wobbly tutorial.
|In the words of Tim Gunn... |
Thank You Mood!
|I chose the navy pair top right|
|a little leopard print goes a long way|
The three weeks flew in and our holiday of a lifetime seems so long ago now. Looking back over the pictures while typing up this post brings back some amazing memories and we have already spoken about our next trip to the States.
|times square dans la nuit, Forever 21 stays open until 2am!|
|Like a big kid in Toys R Us|
|grand central station|
|can i keep him?|
|I still love you New York|