1. It’s Restaurant week- Yay!! we went to Almond, a wonderful farm to table style place near my house- my three courses were butternut squash soup, steak au poivre, and sticky toffee date cake. Of course, my cider and pear gin flavored cocktail was an outstanding way to start the meal
  2. So I went to the Met, planning on continuing my numerical way through the galleries. Galleries 164 and 165 were closed. Hmmm. So were galleries 166 and 167. Trying to rebound from my disappointment, I went to a special exhibit, which, of course, was closed. Can you feel my OCD like tendencies bubbling to the surface? I pulled up the Met Website and found two exhibits which are ongoing and that I have never seen before. Crossroads was just wonderful- all about cultural interconnectedness. I was amazed to see a Chinese plate depicting the baptism of Christ. Who knew? The African Origin of Civilization is also a small but incredibly well curated exhibit- I loved how they showed similar imagery from two different parts of the continent. So well thought out. These are both must see’s if you ever get to NYC.
  3. I walked home the other day across town on 27th Street- which is not a route I usually take. I passed Dominique Ansel Workshop and there was no line (there’s rarely a time when there is no line at either of his places) so I went in. Really, it’s decision paralysis because everything looks so good. I settled on the pecan sticky thing- my Husband and I shared it and it was yummy- buttery and light and decadent at the same time.
  4. I had a pampering sort of week- hair cut, color, mani, pedi….I needed to take care of myself a little….
  5. WORDLE is my new obsession…FYI- good thing it’s only one word a day…

74 thoughts on “What Inspired Me: 1/23/22

      1. There was a painting at the MET that I tried to see twice a few years ago, but each time the gallery was closed! They don’t have enough staff for the whole building, so they close some galleries are certain times. I was hoping to peek from the entrance to the gallery, but the painting was on the wall that wasn’t visible from there.

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    1. Yes. The coat check at the Met is still closed so I try to travel as lightly as possible. Thank you though. Sometimes taking pictures of objects behind glass is challenging

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  1. Aww, sleepy Betty….

    Glad you found a great exhibition after the galleries were closed! I didn’t have such luck the last time I was in London, and the Renaissance rooms were closed just because. I can’t exactly wander back in whenever I feel like it. It was so disappointing, especially since the first time I was there it was closed for renovations. I went to the National Portrait Gallery after that (Anne Boleyn! Elizabeth I!), but it wasn’t the same.

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    1. She’s so cute…I just love the sleepy little face leaning on the armrest… the Met has a shortage of security guards right now, so they close off certain spots. I get it, but still irks me. I always think about someone like you, who has one chance to see something…


  2. Thank you for the peek at your week. ♥ So different from a lake side city of 35,000 – no Met here. I love the idea of being able to visit the Met museum though – maybe once a month. We do have a nice museum here but probably only the size of one of the met’s galleries. The city does a wonderful job of regularly changing the exhibits. I have met a few people from NYC and liked them and my daughter has gone twice and so has a close friend. They all liked their visit. I can’t say I felt comfortable when I visited Toronto though so I am hesitant to see NYC. Thank you for sharing your NYC and your cuddly pup.

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