In a little over 4 weeks I’ll be on my way to New York City for a much-needed 5 day mini-holiday. Three days will be spent here, but the other two days – and every night – will be spent exploring the city. Rather subconsciously I have found myself drawn towards all things New York lately.
One of my recent bowls depicts Central Park surrounded skyscrapers:
The music I’m listening to lately is the soundtrack to Woody Allen’s Manhattan – can there be anything more New York than Gershwin paired with Allen?
I have watched a couple of documentaries on artists who lived in New York. One is The Radiant Child, a stunningly beautiful documentary about the even more beautiful artist Jean-Michel Basquiat:
And the other is Alastair Sooke’s take on Andy Warhol as part of his BBC series Modern Masters:
It’s thanks to this documentary that I have found out that Andy loved going to a place in Manhattan called Serendipity 3. When he was broke, he’d swap his drawings for pastries and ice creams there – his favourite being the “Frrrozen Hot Chocolate with Lemon Ice Box Pie”. This is Andy outside Serendipity:
Obviously, this image has gone straight to my NY trip board on Pinterest.
I know it’ll be hot and humid, packed, expensive… and it’ll be amazing. T minus 22 days and counting.
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