Archive for December, 2018

~tasty dumpling~

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

Cookie monster. Spying on Carol Walsh, proprietor of Native Leather in the village since 1968 (a lost lease in 2017 meant a move from Bleecker to 46 Carmine Street). This week, she made my third belt in 20 years (still have the other two), and invented a gorgeous green stain to do so. Goddess! Tasty […]

~gothically grand~

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

The atelier of Margaret Braun: artist pictured above, art-inspired smooch stolen below. A couple views from favorite zinc bar of Cafe Luxembourg. 34th Street drizzly fog. Satanic messenger bag spotted at the Frankenstein show at the Morgan Library. Detail of Henry Fuseli’s The Nightmare. Smaller than I’d imagined it, but gothically grand. A lock once […]

~front row infidels~

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Belated 10th wedding anniversary celebration at Frank, where we went on our second date, 18 years ago. Getting sentimental (and tiramisu) in NYC. Sunrise on Empire State. Another familiar window. The great jelly doughnut massacre. In Berlin these (berliner, or pfannkuchen) are eaten especially around the new year holiday. Or that was Alfonso’s rationale for […]

~24 hours in NYC~

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Soccer in the Village. Washington Square Park. Waverly Diner. Backside of Ireland House. Old Haunt. Times Square — someone shilling “naked” nuts dressed Botticelli’s Venus in “punk” clothes, then undressed her, pants first. Annual work party, Bowlmor Lanes, Times Square. Ali was all strikes and spares. This Pizza Cake with fireworks also happened.

~signs of winter~

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Morning ice, guest bed sawing, Hudson Winter Walk, first storm of the season.

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