The Closet Shopper. Tracy traveled from her home in California to visit New York City with hubby Ian. They make a terrific couple and will celebrate their 21st Anniversary tomorrow.
Robin and I went into the City to dine with Tracy and Ian at a delicious vegetarian restaurant called Red Bamboo. Tracy and Ian have been vegetarians for over 20 years and they selected a great place to eat.
The night was magical. As wonderful as I had thought Tracy was from her blog and our e-mail, she proved herself even more extraordinary during our three-hour dinner. Her kindness and vivacious spirit were on glorious display as she charmed us with tales of the aerial artistry she performs, professional baseball players she knows and her interesting personal history. Ian rivaled Tracy with his amusing stories about music and odd encounters. The two are fun companions.
Tracy wore a beautiful long dress (with pockets!) that was expertly accessorized by lots of pretty jewelry. Normally, she's 5'2" but, wearing chic Michael Kors platform-heels, she was about 6 feet tall. :)
Tracy is one of those rare people whom you fervently want to befriend. Let me give you an example why. In addition to presenting me tonight with a nice gift of OPI Miami Beet nail-polish, Tracy gave me something incredibly thoughtful -- a vote of confidence. She remembered how I once commented on her blog that a big hat she wore was delightful but that I couldn't pull off such an extravagant fashion-gesture. Tonight, she presented me with a big hat of my own and encouragement to wear it. Tracy offered more than an object, she offered a vote of confidence -- something a kind, generous person would do. What's better than that?!!
Here are some photos from tonight...