July 17, 2006

Brooklyn and Manhattan


celebrating Bastille day on Smith Street in Brooklyn.

this indian resturant - Raga - is so good we ate there twice!
notice the purple shirt? friend nancy and tammy made that...

rapisarda - a fabu Brazillian influenced shop in Bococa
(Boerum Hill Cobble Hill Carroll Gardens)

when it is hot, the hot eat mr. softee - extra sprinkles please -
check out the new "doo" and shades... what a city girl...

do i ever get tired of neon? never.

in the newly remodeled MoMa with my favorite sculpture ...

waiting for the train home ... a lovely daughter.

Sunday morning in the garden ...

can there ever be enough of friends, family, real bagels and lox? (thank you eric)

Hello! we are back and what a truly amazing mini vacation we had. One word for it: INSPIRING.
Rainer and Mary Jo always reminds me that we need to take time for a recharging of our batteries... I won't go on today - describing our days spent enjoying ourselves as a family in one of our favorite spots in the world - but for now, will do it with captions and photos. I hope you enjoy the flavor. Our friend Tammy had her birthday party in Manhattan at Pier 17's Seqouia. What a view! I visited many design shops, met some wonderful people including Grace Bonney from design*sponge ( what a wonderful person!) for coffee and a walk around her part of Brooklyn in my travels! (a great treat!) We met up with Rena Tom, of Rare Device on 7th in Park Slope ... (what a delightful shop she has) and Greenjeans owner Amy, also a gorgeous shop - just next door to Rena's! So much to buy, so little time ... More in the days to follow as there is unpacking to do, design work to finish and paintings to wire up for delivery!
Stay cool!
The word for the day is inspired by Mary Jo and seconded by the Cogan clan and endorsed by German husband - Zaftig - as in a juicy life, a pleasingly plump woman and all that you want.

13 comments:

diana said...

Oh sounds wonderful... I agree the pictures tell it all !

Mary Jane said...

love your photos and can so feel the joy....summer...can be wonderful...hugs

angela said...

chloe cut her hair!!! looks lovely... and i adore that photograph of you and grace as well. she's more and more beautiful in each and every photograph... and you my dear, look absolutely stunning!

sounds like such a wonderful time... we have to talk this week. i want to hear everything!

loves,

me.

Lady K said...

New York looked beautiful in your pictures. How funny that you were celebrating Bastille Day in the states as we were in Naples on the 14th and missed all the festivities....

Tell us more as to why that is your favorite sculpture...

feli said...

What a great holiday!! I would love to visit NYC once in my life. Its so inspiring isnt it.

Did you get my email?

andrea said...

What a great time you had! Love the pic of you and your daughter. You both are so beautiful (and have great skin, lol) and look a lot alike!
a.

Abbie said...

Hi Susan!
Oooohh that trip looks like it was fabulous! How are you doing in this horrid heat?? Hope all is well in the southern part of the state!
:) Abbie
PS.. your daughter is beautiful!

susanna said...

Glad to hear that you had a fabulous time during your trip to Brooklyn and NYC! The photos are great! I definitely have to check out the new MOMA. Are those Giacometti sculptures? Jeesh, I didn't realize they were so small! And I'm opening up the Greenjeans website right now...

Sheri Burhoe said...

I LOVE your patio furniture...just what I had in mind for my yard, how interesting ! :)

susan said...

thank you ALL for such lovely comments!
the back garden is my friend's Nancy and Tammy and Eric's back garden in Brooklyn! Complete with a koi pond..
sigh!

Mad said...

Wonderful travel log! So glad you met Amy-

IMEDAGOZE said...

what a fun mini vacation! :) I really want to visit that rapisarda shop, it looks like a real fun shop!

design*sponge said...

it was so nice to shop around with you! so glad we got to meet in person. i also think you managed to snap what has to be the worst picture of rena and i. i'm laughing at how chubby and slouchy i look. that will teach me to stand up straight! i'm such a bad picture taker!

thanks so much for taking time to shop park slope with me.

xo
grace