So, its been a while since I posted…but boy have I been busy.
When I last left you, I decided to go for a lovely lunch, ws recommended this place called Witmans on East 9th Street.
It was sodden with cool America. Blaring old rock and Motown, it has an old school feel too it. The decor screams for the 1940s. I love it, and I must go back. For those of you who are awaiting the picture, just hold on a little more and have a look at the menu.
It took me about 20 minutes to choose, but in the end I went for the “Juicy Lucy”, the burger is made from the meat of the short rib (making it extra juicy) and then is stuffed with pimento cheese, topped with the best caramelised onions I’ve ever had, lettuce and tomato and what not.
Don’t actually think I can have chips with out a blue cheese sauce now!! Anyway, I had a lovely couple of pints of Captain Krolsch, and made friends with the guy (who bought me a pint ‘for the road’, which may have been because I told him I was going to blog about the place…but I ain’t complaining). So, fuelled with burger and beer (I am making myself hungry) i made my way back to Zumiez…yes i went back the same day, and bought a new back pack 🙂
I was off to Brooklyn, for a Vice Magazine party!! exclussivvvveee. mayte!
I have two words for Brooklyn. Hip. Hop. 🙂 Its proper fucking cool. So this party was in a warehouse like district, in a photography studio. Noyle had said he’d be showing me the best view from the top of the building, and behold:
(my camera hated the dark….but I like long shutter speeds 🙂 awesome effects were aquired)
I made a few friends, got a little merry, there were some oddballs there, well eccentric arty people i guess is a better description.
Me and Noyle and a few other guys and gals left the party, and went to a club called Manhattan Inn, which was playing bare hip hop 🙂 happy days….only I managed to spend $17 on the one and only drink I bought there 😮 (didnt even get to finish it as it was closing). I hopped into a cab back to manhattan (which was surprisingly cheap) and fell into bed.
Sunday arrived, and I woke up feeling a little home sick SADFACE.
Maura and Pete had the remedy though…we drove out of Manhattan to her sisters place in Tarrytown, it was lovely, felt like how Esher or Putney is to London. Half an hour drive, suburban, and homely. We ate at a place called Little B’s where you build your own burger/or salad. I built my own salad…needed greens. Salad? some of you may think I am mad… but this was super tasty, and filled me right up. We headed back to Maura’s sisters, and sat on the porch chatting, (I got a lesson on what to do in a hurricane, haha, put my mind at rest) an watching the bats, eagles, dogs, cats….and eventually bugs do their thing, before eating with the family (who were really lovely, and really made me giggle). Home sickness=sorted.
The view from Maura’s sisters house…..
Finally we are at today! I go up at 9, and had a skype with Bridget (yaayayayay 🙂 ), then set off to pack in as much as possible. I went to B and H the photography superstore (and they really mean superstore), and got some film (yay) and a battery for the film camera I have with me HURRAHH. This guy was outside with this spectacular camera.
I then jumped back on the subway for one stop and made my way to Grand Central Station…..well fuck me. Speechless.
I went to Campbells Apartment (in the station), ordered a beer and read some of my book, whilst taking in the majesty of the place. Found it really peaceful.
Next on my stop was the American Museum of Natural History…which pretty much speaks for itself…I was in my element and wondered around for a couple hours…a few pictures to sum it up:
An embarrassing ‘selfie’ of me and Roosevelt
After walking around there for a long while, I ventured to the Met (museum of art), to check out the punk chaos couture collection (on Bridget’s advice). So many cool outfits. my favourites were by Alexander McQueen and Comme des Garcon, alas no pictures allowed….sorry. It was really good.
I got myslef an audiotour thingy, and went around the Egyptian section (which was HUGE), and the Arab/eastern section before the museum closed.
One of my favourite parts though was the room with Buddha and Bodhisattva statues and murals in it, i just sat and stared for a bit.
I walked in Central Park with the aim of going to the zoo but when I got there (5:30) it was closing…so maybe tomorrow… I did see a seal though 🙂
By this time my back, feet, legs and arms were all in pain. so I walked to the subway (not before seeing the horse drawn carriages, like in Sex and the City haha), and came back to the apartment to relax for a while and update your lovely selves with what been going on. 🙂
Anyway, Im off for dinner, keep it slick.