Archive for January, 2014

~tea & alchemy~

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Our polar vortex Saturday included a dive into Christopher Street’s enchanting McNulty’s tea shop, among NYC’s treasured fleeting portals to another world. Although we left with three bags in hand, I regret that Magic Spice mix was not among them… must return!


Friday, January 17th, 2014

Saw the Poe show at the Morgan Library, a (fairly over-wrought) shrine to books, with this fine example of last minute editorial. Happy birthday Mr. Poe (January 19th)!

~knock the door please~

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

14th street time warp wonder cabinet.

~ice branches & eccentrics~

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Above is the Terrace Bridge Arcade, with Minton tiles and a man (and small choir) singing Amazing Grace. Below are the sandstone details of Terrace Bridge by Jacob Wrey Mould. Mould was reportedly brilliant, erratic, grandiose, not exactly loved by all, but besides all the original decorative details that make the park so enchanting, he […]


Sunday, January 5th, 2014

Slushy schlep to Chintatown for groceries and (new tradition of) Sunday Stirfry supplies also yielded this fine view.

~blue period~

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

A sub-zero Friday night adventure to Neue Galerie began with unearthing our chariot from a knee-high snow-plow drift. The Kandinsky show proved not so interesting, but the Klimt-filled permanent collection always appeals. Gustav is famous for his blue muumuu, which did not apparently hurt his luck with the ladies (he fathered a reported 14 children), […]

~new year’s day~

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Cold, crisp New Year’s Day stroll around Jackie O. reservoir. Above, wish-filled milkweed fluff, below the Gothic Bridge (1864) by Calvert Vaux and the Cornell Ironworks. Sexy spandrels! Even the geese were contemplative, making resolutions and awaiting the coming blizzard…

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