Last week, when I was in New York City, it was sunny, around 40 degrees and now it’s 20 degrees colder with several inches of snow!
My first order of business when I arrived in New York City (after checking into my hotel) was going to the MoMA. I was lucky that the Hilton Midtown was across the street from the museum, so I was able to catch the last viewing of the Matisse exhibit for the day. Admission was also half off since the museum was only open another hour. Photos are not allowed but I snuck two of some of my favorite pieces, the Swimming Pool and the Parakeet and the Mermaid. Here’s the full version (not taken by me). It was found on tumblr. After the Matisse exhibit, I had just enough time to quickly walk through the main exhibits and even see a few pieces I recognized like the Andrew Wyeth. The gift stores were full of fun stuff and I picked up a few magnets of my favorite pieces including the Horse, the Rider and the Clown!
Mr. F’s cousin Bethany, just moved to New York and we met up for a fantastic dinner the night I arrived in town. My friend Mohit had suggested Gotham Bar and Grill and we loved it. Of course, we made sure to get the famous chocolate cake and the tuna tartare was absolutely delicious too. The cocktails were phenomenal too.
After my Thursday morning meetings, I met Bethany in her neighborhood and we took the subway to Chelsea Market and the High Line. We grabbed an iced tea in the market and wandered back into the sun. It was a gorgeous day to walk along the High Line. For a late lunch, early dinner, we went to the Spotted Pig. This was our favorite suggestion of Mohit’s. The interior was as charming as the exterior with adorable pig decorations and tiny tables. We loved our cocktails,the deviled eggs, and the huge burger with Roquefort cheese and shoestring fries. We demolished it together after our long walk! There was a beautiful sunset as I left Manhattan as a perfect ending to a great work trip.