so far (in a new york minute)
arrive, move in. drinks w/ friends on the tiny patio at aurora, dinner w/ more friends at giorgione. oysters (obviously). spot roger sterling walking dog, have a chat, swoon. friday brunch w/ family (in town for a trip) and then to the train. weekend at the beach house. monday AM meetings at think coffee, wander down to pester dcoe during her work day (too much fun), walk home, dinner w/ kelsey at aldea. tuesday shocking amount of work and emails (who knew?), work out w/ new neighbor gossip girl non-girl chace crawford, book party for this new one by the founders of gilt, benefitting the robin hood foundation, fascinating talk (women run the world). wednesday work and walk and walk and work, up to gramercy park for dinner here (ignore the name, the food’s not bad) w/ boarding school girls, too much fun, far too late. thursday conference calls in PJs (i like this) and errands to run (apt is almost finished) and first dinner at home, followed by walk around neighborhood (this is what we’ve missed). friday work at yorkville common pantry, a food pantry in harlem where we help customers pick out their groceries via tablets, meet wonderful people, speak a little spanish (i don’t speak spanish), get and give a lot of hugs, stifle tears all day (there’s so much to do, so many to help). later, prep for symposium at the storefront for art and architecture, nervous as hell, packed house, bombed it (mortified), only evidence? photo above (i was just passing the wine!) dinner at la esquina, drinks later w/ the coes at the dutch. saturday intellectual hangover, PKS leaves for hamptons golf weekend w/ guys, long walk to cake shop (coffee shop under my old office) and then on to JTT gallery (great space) where dcoe is (so i can interrupt her work day, yet again). hang, keep on walking, marathon phone call w/ grandmother, dinner w/ kelsey at orsay, waiter spills pitcher of ice water down back, (damp) but it’s ok, the drinks keep coming, play ‘granddaughter or date?’ game, laugh til closing, snoop by k’s new fancy co-op. sunday errands and rest, long run and rest, dinner w/ PKS outside, on stone street at smorgas chef (memories of copenhagen, where we met) caught in rain, head inside, linger over dessert. so far bell jar read, the graduate, kramer vs. kramer and midnight cowboy watched (dustin hoffman mini-film fest), food cooked, miles logged, hours slept, affairs straightened.