Friday, July 26, 2013

A Day With Meghan


I met my friend Meghan through blogging.  She has a nice blog and we've got many mutual blogging buddies (like the other Megan).  A few months ago, I travelled to Philly where Meghan lives and we had a delightful dinner.  That experience deepened our friendship.

Today, Meghan took an Amtrak train up to New York City and we spent the day together.  What fun! 

Due to my greater familiarity with New York, I took the lead in planning our day.  I escorted us down to Greenwich Village which is my favorite part of the city.  The neighborhood has a bohemian flavor and is less crowded and less expensive than other areas.  Plus, it has lots of thrift-shops.

We started with an hour of conversation over the most delicious cup of coffee at Bruno's Italian bakery, a place where you put on weight just looking at the pastries.  I've been going to Bruno's for over thirty years and love its Old World charm.  Their baked goods are delicious and the ambiance is distinctly European.

Then we spent a few hours shopping.  Thrift-stores in the city are more upscale than the suburbs.  Prices are much higher but the wares are noticeably better.  I found an amazing white blazer with black polka dots and pink piping.  Meghan picked up a Philly Flyers jacket that she's sure will irritate her boyfriend because he roots for a different team.  I uncovered a delightful disco-era red gown with diagonal ruffles.  The gown must have a built-in time-machine because it instantly transported me back to that era.  You'll see these treasures in the near future.

We had lunch at a cool restaurant called Cowgirls which was crammed with cowgirl memorabilia.  An entertaining place to eat.  I bought us both t-shirts there.

We capped off the day with a refreshing visit to the new "ice bar".  Named Minus 5 Ice Bar, the place exceeded our expectations.  It immediately infuses you with excitement.  We donned parkas, gloves and went into the cold.  It has several ice sculptures which are well-done: a cool one of the Manhattan skyline and another of the Statue of Liberty.  The funniest thing we saw all day was a woman who went into the ice bar wearing sandals -- after realizing how cold it is, she put cloth gloves on her feet!  She looked hilarious.

It was a great day.  Time with friends is invaluable.  Thanks, Meghan!


 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 

33 comments:

  1. So so cool!! I've been waiting all day for this post!!

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    1. Megan, was actually meeting Ally in person the coolest thing ever? :-)

      Looks like y'all had fun.

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  2. You guys are too cool! Heh! Literally, cool, going to an ice bar and all. :-)

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  3. sounds like a nice time was had! although i've only met up with a few, i enjoy meeting up with like-minded people :) thanks for sharing your day with us!

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  4. I just spent a good chunk of time reading up all your blog posts I am behind on and oh wow!! you have been sharing your little heart out my friend.. and I have to say one thing that I have noticed in a whole other way is WHAT ROCKIN LEGS YOU HAVE.. OIY.. the post in the striped skirt and yellow top the other day-- your legs are envious.. I WISH... thanks for keeping up with you awesome sharing and just because I dont post/comment visit regularly lately I am still here in spirit :) mwah xo J

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    1. Thanks, Jodi! And your presence in my life is wonderful, whether you're able to read my blog or not.

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  5. Yay! I love that you guys hung out. :D

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  6. What a fun day! How great that you got another meetup. I love the concept of an ice bar. Do they keep it cold in winter too? I can't help but wonder...

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    1. It only opened, so I wonder about that, too.

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  7. a restaurant called 'cowgirls'! I love that! the ice bar too! you too sound like you had an amazing day, I am looking forward to seeing the outfits, the red gown sounds delicious x ps thank you all your support, it has made me so happy, I'm sending a squeezy hug! xx

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  8. So cool! I love blog meetup posts! I've only ever had brief meetings with the bloggers I've met! How fun to shop together etc!x

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  9. Oh man, this sounds like so much fun!! I really need to get my ish together and plan my own NYC trip. I love that city :) Maybe you and I could have a day together when I do find a chance to go?

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  10. Oh what an amazing day! I'm so jealous, NYC is my dream place to live. I love it!
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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  11. Looks like an awesome day :) I love Megan, she is super :) Would love to join your blogger meetings sometime but I guess I live a lil bit too far :P

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  12. What a fun day! I'm glad the two of you were able to meet up again!

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  13. What a fun day with a new friend. That ice bar looks so cool and thrift shopping sounds so much fun.
    Daphne.

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  14. Oh, this sounded so much fun . A day out with a like-minded soul is a treat indeed. Looking forward to seeing that new dress on you :-)

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  15. Oh, that sounds like so much fun! I wish I could zip to NY on a train and visit!

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  16. Oh, how I wish I would have had your help finding the good thrift stores when I visited NYC a year ago! And in return, I would have dragged you to Obscura Antiques!!

    It sounds like it was a wonderful day. :o)

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  17. I think thrifting in NYC would be amazing, I always see bloggers living in bigger cities featuring really awesome thrifted items. It's cool you got to meet up with a blogging friend too :)

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  18. Such a fun day!!!!! You are a very special friend and one that I know I am grateful to have in my life ... although it is a real "long distance" friendship it is appreciated none the less!!!!

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  19. love it
    http://loving-evelyn.blogspot.ro

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  20. How cool to be able to meet a bloggy friend in person!! That would be such a fun day!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  21. looks like so much fun! I envy Megan!

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  22. these pictures make me feel so happy! how great it is to make connections online and feel them deepen face to face. Megs is a rockstar and you both look like you're having such great fun! xo.

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  23. Any girl who purchases clothes to jokingly bug her boyfriend is amazing! It sounds like you and Meghan had a wonderful time. That ice bar sounds amazing!!

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  24. The Ice Bar looks pretty....but cold! I can't wait it see that disco dress!

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  25. OMG, how exciting! The Ice bar seems like so much fun! I know you've mentioned it in a previous post... I might have to drive up there and check it out : )

    -Jaz
    http://summerlilacs.blogspot.com

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