I’m sad we were there for such a short period of time, and I want to go back immediately. For those of you who’ve never been, I decided to compile this helpful list of Do’s and Don’ts, should you ever visit: (Watch out, Fodor’s!)
DO embrace your inner tourist.
DON’T watch Zodiac on your laptop during your flight there. Despite the fact that it’s a well-regarded film, Jake Gyllenhaal is in it and it’s twelve hours long so you never have time to watch it at home, tell me this--In what way is it a good idea to watch a movie about: (a) a serial killer…(b) who prowled the San Francisco area…(c) AND HAS NEVER BEEN FOUND? Stupid, stupid, stupid. Watch Michael Clayton instead. Also very good, and the scariest person in it is Tilda Swinton.
DO perform your Sean Connery “Welcome to The Rock!” impression for your husband each and every time
DON’T jaywalk. Here's the thing: In NY, we don’t even call crossing the street against the light “jaywalking.” Here, it’s just “walking”. Essentially, we do a quick check to ensure that there are no buses approaching and that homicidal taxi drivers are at least a block away, and we just cross the street. I swear I can’t remember the last time I looked at the little red and white blinking helper dudes lights. (In fact, are they still red and white? Are they still even dudes? I DO NOT KNOW!) Anyway, I had started to make my way across a street in
DO eat your weight in cupcakes here.
DON’T walk into even the most innocuous-looking store in
And the most important one of all…
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Because I am a very fortunate girl, J and I managed to make it back home prior to the snowstorm from hell, I got a beautiful new bag...
...and I got to spend yesterday afternoon with the darling Ali, who was visiting from Canada. We had so much fun together, and I was genuinely sad when she had to leave. COME BACK SOON, ALI!
So…who’s coming to NY next? Between my time in