We spend a lot of time walking when we're in NYC. It's one of the great pleasures of that city, along with the food, the museums and the street style.
It feels good to start at one end of the city and end up, after much zen meandering, on the other.
We made a point of passing by the public library on this trip in order to visit the legendary library lions. Unfortunately, by the time we got there, Q was fast asleep in her stroller and we didnt' have the heart to wake her, foiling our second attempt in two years to introduce her to these noble beasts.
Ah well. There's always next time. Myself, I am floored anew by their beauty each and every time. Somehow I forget, from one time to the next, the power they wield in those haughty gazes. It's no wonder, I suppose, that they have such a far-reaching mystique.
We also stopped in to Chelsea to visit a blog friend, the illustrator Kate Neckel, whose edgy surf/skate inspired style I've admired since first discovering her blog. Q had the chance to visit with her lovely kids, and discovered that she shares a Spiderman fixation with Kate's son.
A couple of Kate's illustrations:
Back to the hotel, where Q very much enjoyed roaming around the beautiful lobby.
Sharing the gilded sofas with the pair of bunnies that our friend Johnny presented her with the day she met him for the first time. They were her constant companions throughout the trip, and now share pride of place at the end of her bed.
Our little Eloise in the making.