I love New York.
The thing I love about Jeff Koons is that he can always make me smile, even when I didn’t think it was possible. It’s his work (not mine), but it seemed like the right thing to put up today.
I had a flat in Brooklyn for a few months, a garden apartment with bars on all the windows and an alcoholic flatmate who would do strange things like frost the toilet seat with toothpaste or start to cook a chicken and forget about it – leaving it under the kitchen table. Oh, and thereContinue reading “Dreaming of Brooklyn”
OMG – I forgot about the Bonomo Turkish Taffy! I’m missing the movies more than I realised… I must need a movie related project… Or it might be getting on time to make a pilgrimage to the Bronx and see if I can rustle some of those old ghosts…
I have a passion for images of the Virgin Mary, with and without the Christ child. I am sure it has much to do with the untold hours I spent on my knees praying to various statues of her when I was a child. Of course my prayers were fervent, but I also spent aContinue reading “Our Lady of the Last Winter Morning”
The smell always takes me back… to one of the sacred temples of my youth…
Just before Christmas, brutally cold in Manhattan, wind whipping like a lash, dashing from shop to shop, warmth to warmth. Mostly laughing but also freezing. And wishing. Then we stepped in Henri Bendel where we were given cider and macadamia chocolate cookies and stopped and stared in awe. And while my frugal nature would neverContinue reading “Through the Light”
The frieze over the entrance to the GE Building on Rockefeller Center in New York. Completed in 1933. I’ve always found it inspirational, but it seems hopelessly old fashioned now. We live in an era that seems so over wisdom and knowledge. I’m like… fer sher…
If home is where the heart is, from time to time I suffer with a broken heart. I predict an overseas foray soon… missing the thrum and rhythm and pace and scents and sounds and whirr that is New York. And my family still there. Discussing the pox that befalls those of us who leaveContinue reading “Postcards from home”
Back in March 09 my pal Bindi and I abandoned our husbands to ten days of looking after themselves so we could take a little jaunt of our own off to New York. You may recall in the piece Planning for New York on the Cheap, that we made a zillion plans and hoped to getContinue reading “Some things I noticed in New York”