I’ll spend the next days and NYE in New York. Time to get a closer look at the city. I’ve already seen Ground Zero and the Statue of Liberty, so we had time to walk around and just to stop wherever we wanted to.
The New York discovery-tour started at Bryant Park, where I took this amazing “Kugel-Selfie”in one of the enormous christmas tree balls.
The weather was awesome and one wouldn’t think it’s December in New York. No snow, only warm sunshine.
Of course I needed to see the Central Station and took a Serena-like picture. Of course.
i always dreamt about seeing the Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Center. Well this year’s tree might not be a beauty but I was still amazed by all those people admiring the decoration and waiting for a spot on the ice-ring.
Sun goes down around 5pm these days and we watched it from New Yorks one and only castle. The “Belvedere”on a hill in the Central Park. We also went to the Strawberry Fields and guessed about the spot where John Lennon was shot.
Saturday Night ended with some american foodporn. And it was finally a real Date Night. Without the movie but with dinner and Margaritas.
Sunday morning we had italian coffee at Eataly, just across the Flat Iron Building. It’s an amazing food court full of delicious Italian food.
We made our way through little Italy and China Town. Buying Polaroid films at Urban Outfitters and having lunch at Ramen Takumi, near NYU.
Guess how many taxis hooted at me for standing in the center of the street and taking pictures like this one. People definitely honk more in America then in Berlin. Seems to be a proven fact.
Finally we crossed the Brooklyn Bridge and watched the Skyline.
We ended our tour at the Chelsea Market. They still have their Christmas Decoration on and I couldn”t help myself and spend some time at the Anthropologie store.
…Breakfast at Tiffanys? She said: I think I remember the film…
New York is near. Only two weeks left until I’ll reach American soil. Time to catch up on some reading. I made a list of books to read before I wander all the places where many of those famous American writers located their stories. I can’t wait to see the Central Park, the Waldorf Astoria, the Times Square and so on…and I can’t wait to see the Tiffany’s store;) Truman Capote, one of the most famous party hosts himself wrote a book about the life of “Manhattans Elite”, their lifestyle, parties and of course about love. Or better: about the searching and finding of love. But there is more to it. It is also about a special woman, a modern woman. A woman who makes her own way in a men’s world and who is not just a female stereotype, but a character who values herself over achievements like marriage and a husband.
The book was made into a film many of you might know. Holly Golightly with her little black dress, her pearl necklace and voluminous hair up-do has become a popular costume for dress up parties. She was all Chanel and her image of a woman in a little black dress stood for.
In the end Holly also wants to find a place where she feels home. Just as home as she feels in the Tiffany store. Of course there are some obstacles in her way…
My favorite quote from the book is definitely this one:
It’s a bore, but the answer is good things only happen to you if you’re good. Good? Honest is more what I mean. Not lawtype honest–I’d rob a grave, I’d steal two-bits off a dead man’s eyes if I thought it would contribute to the day’s enjoyment–but unto-thyself-type honest. Be anything but a coward, a pretender, an emotional crook, a whore: I’d rather have cancer than a dishonest heart. Which isn’t being pious. Just practical. Cancer may cool you, but the other’s sure to.
Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffanys
PS: Tiffany turquoise is definitely one of my favorite colors 🙂