Sunday, October 12, 2008


Yesterday was a busy day! I met my friend Stuart for brunch at Pastis, a hotspot in the Meatpacking District that I've always wanted to try. We had a fluffy omelet and incredibly soft, delicious french toast. Amazing.

Then I zipped uptown and met my friend Bill for a matinee of "A Man for All Seasons," starring Frank Langella, on Broadway. It was a great play and Langella was terrific. For some reason, having seen him as a convincingly dark Richard Nixon in "Frost/Nixon," I doubted his ability to portray the noble Sir Thomas More, but he won me over entirely.

Then I went back downtown to Greenwich Village to catch Banksy's "Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill" installation, which just opened last week. Those big Banksy murals that went up in SoHo, which I wrote about earlier, were part of an effort to develop buzz for this show. It was really brilliant -- "fish sticks" swimming in a fish bowl, a very lifelike leopard made from a coat. Check out the videos here.

Finally, I came home and relaxed in the evening -- read for a while, went to bed early. What a great day!

(Photo: Casper the Friendly Ghost in triplicate on Bowery, Oct. 2008)


  1. Sounds like a perfect weekend, such a NY weekend, too.

    If you're going to live in the Big Apple, you might as well partake, and you do - you really do!

    Love the cute Caspers.

  2. No one can ever accuse you of not taking full advantage of your city! It's good to be busy doing interesting things with friends. But I think I would be perpetually tired if I lived in NYC!

  3. This does sound like a great day indeed. :)
    Have I told you lately that you're fabulous?

  4. Sounds like a GREAT day!

    By the way, I will be in NYC the week of Oct 20 and would love to meet up for a drink or something...

    We can catch up on our comparisons of good movies we've seen lately :)

  5. CASPER!!!!!!!!!!

    I had a total obsession with him as a child. I was always Casper for Halloween. Imagine my thrill to see this unexpected picture on your blog. These days my cartoon obsession is Curious George but Casper will always have a good chunk of my heart.

  6. Now I do envy your day - sounds awesome - a perfect combination. I want you to know that I'm modeling my new apartment (still being finished, so I'm living in the house it's attached to) on yours - sort of. I'm really going for simplicity and "Zen".

  7. I've been AWOL in blogland for the last couple of days and am glad to hear that during my absence (1) your tooth is all better and (2) you continue to take full advantage of all that dear NYC has to offer. I had a crush on Frank Langella when I was about 15 and am somewhat envious that you have seen him on stage more than once. (: )

  8. Another temporarily absent blogger popping in to say 'Hi.'
    Life has been a little busy of late, but I hope to be back at the keyboard soon ...

  9. I love Casper, he is so sweet.

  10. Sounds like a satisfying day! Of course, a good brunch to start things off with doesn't ever hurt. :) I think brunch is my favorite part about NYC.