Today, I slept in since I didn't get in until after 4am the night before. But, once I woke up around 1pm, I realized that I had to get my butt into gear and get some shopping done, Sweetie.
My first and most important shopping mission was to pay homage to the brick and mortar version of one of my favorite online stores FRED FLARE! So, I got my trusty hopstop.com directions and took a couple of subways from Manhattan to Brooklyn and made it just in time before Fred Flare's Sunday closing time of 5pm. Of course, the store was SUPER-CUTE! I was also fortunate enough to meet one of Fred Flare's co-founders/owners, the adorable Keith. He actually rang me up; such a treat!! I told him how big of fan I am, and he couldn't have been sweeter (even though I must have seemed like such a dorky mess).
Then, when I made my way back to Manhattan, I went shopping all up and down 5th Avenue. I think I would have made Edina and Patsy proud!
In my last night in NYC, I met up with my good friend, Jamba, who took me to a delish restaurant called BECCO, which was really close to my hotel.
Then finally, I met up with an old work colleague for drinks at a place called BELMONT LOUNGE. The place was nice enough, but unfortunately the reggae music was too loud to try and have a decent conversation.
I started out my day by going to NEVADA SMITHS ("Where Football is Religion!") to meet up with the NEW YORK BLUES to watch Chelsea take on Newcastle. Unfortunately, Chelsea drew 0-0, but I nonetheless had such a cool time meeting fellow Chelsea fanatics. Then, I met up with AJ and Erik at a really yummy diner called GOOD STUFF DINER.
Afterwards, AJ and I headed to the NEW MUSEUM to see the exhibit that I've been dying to go to: Elizabeth Peyton's LIVE FOREVER. The exhibit exceeded all of my expectations! It was so cool to see Peyton's strokes up close, and the colors are so much vibrant in person.
Then, after the exhibit, AJ and I checked out UNIQLO, which is basically the Japanese Gap. Think any sweater in any style and color you can imagine...
My evening started with a night at the theatre (pronounced thee-AH-Tah). Erik and I saw EQUUS at the Broadhurst Theatre, starring a (nekked) Daniel Radcliffe. I'm not a theatre fan, but I really (and surprisingly) enjoyed this production. Everything was great; the acting, the direction and the set design.
But, my evening didn't end there. I met up with Jed and AJ and headed down to Brooklyn to a craZAY party called RUBULAD. AJ and her pals played a fun super-late-night set with Bruno of THE HOMOSEXUALS! (BTW, in a previous post, I had mistakenly thought that AJ's band LOOKER was going to play).
I'm staying at the Paramount, and my room is old and very small, BUT chic and cozy at the same time.
Tried to get into a Conan taping, but the stand-by line was cut-off four people ahead of me; BOO! But fortunately, I then met up with my friends Jed and Liz, who took me to a yummy place called NOODLE BAR.
Afterwards, we met with my pals, AJ and Erik, and went to a couple of bars. First, a packed and more upscale place called EMPLOYEES ONLY and next a more casual place called THE WHITE HORSE TAVERN (apparently it was Dylan Thomas' favorite pub).
Kids, I'm heading to New York tonight for a little vacation and will be there through Monday.
In the meantime, don't forget to watch Chelsea take on Newcastle on Saturday (11/22 at 7am PST on FSC). I might try and catch the game with my fellow Chelsea fans on the East Coast, the New York Blues. Come on, Chelsea!
Ooh-OOH! The Cycle 11 America's Next Top Model season finale airs tonight (on the Cee-Dub/CW at 8pm). It's down to the top three. I put my money on Samantha, but unfortunately she probably won't win it. And, I don't like either McKey or Analeigh. LAME!
1) Chelsea lost their Carling Cup game to Burnley on Wednesday in penalty kicks!! Argh; it was so hard to watch! But, I guess our only consolation is that now Chelsea can and HAS TO focus on the other 3 trophy races.
2) Chelsea beat West Bromwich Albion 3-0 on Saturday! Unfortunately, my beloved, John Terry, injured his toe and was subbed out of the game in the second half.
1) I just came across this awesome Nicole Atkins EP of covers called "Digs Other People's Songs". It's available digitally and features covers of Mama Cass (the vocals are uncanny), The Church, Nada Surf and The Doors. It's really fabulous, so check it out:
1) Chelsea lost to Roma on Tuesday 1-3 in a Champions League group-stage game. Just unbelievable!! My beloved John Terry scored Chelsea's lone goal (again). Let's hope that Chelsea will learn from this loss and prevail in the future!
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