This weekend was another mix of doing almost nothing and so,so much at the same time. I'm writing right now from a beautiful NYC hotel room overlooking 42nd St. and the Hudson River. I'm in the city for just 24-hours, but did manage to go walk a few festive blocks.
Let's see...Friday night, Rob and I went to the final opera in our fall series. Tosca was packed with holiday visitors bundled up against the pouring rain outside. I wore a semi ridiculous outfit of gold sequined shift, camel coat and gray hunter rain boots! As always, Puccini's over-the-top music, passion and plot delivered a great show. I always love an opera with a tragic, stabby ending!
Saturday morning, we woke up to more pouring rain and decided to have a quiet morning in. I made eggs with leftover homemade chili and coffee while we watched episodes of Breaking Bad in pajamas. At noon, I had to change and dash downtown for a special work meeting. Back home at 3:30 for more laziness and packing.
At 7:30, we drove over in the rain to meet Nicole for dinner at Delarosa on Chestnut. Delicious beet truffle salad, dungeness crab arancini to start. Followed by two pizzas: one margherita with fresh burrata and one spicy clam. And then we topped that with a molten chocolate cake topped with pecan caramel. Yum!
Back home and to bed. I had to leave pretty early on Sunday morning for my flight to NY. Virgin America hooked me up with an upgrade to a fancy legroom seat and I crushed through my email inbox the whole trip. Landed and checked in to the Westin Times Square. Definitely the nicest (and biggest) NY hotel room I've ever been in. Corner room with windows on two sides - even a giant picture window in the bathroom, which is a little weird. Almost like this photo, but bigger!
I would easily live in this hotel room for the rest of my life. A little room service, nice cushy robe - done!
Another early start is planned for tomorrow morning. I'm going to be at 30 Rockefeller Plaza taping for a show that will air in December. If I run into Tina Fey, I'll just die. Back to the real world on Tuesday!