Monday, January 18, 2010

Terrie Takes Manhattan

Another break in the weather allows for a fun excursion into Manhattan for a little sightseeing, a gourmet lunch, and some marvelous photography exhibits.
Our day begins with Brewed Awakenings and breakfast.

Oops, need to watch that time, here comes the train !

We immediately head down to the Village for our first stop, the Lomography Gallery. Upon entering the store your senses are bombarded with a visual shrine erected by international devotees of these wondrously quirky little film cameras (yes, I said F-I-L-M) .

Much to Terrie's surprise she found a Diana just her size too!
Then it was on to Becco, for a leisurely (read that, nearly 3 hr) lunch based on the fine Italian cuisine of world famous chef Lidia Bastianich and her son, Joseph.
Being in the theatre district, we took the opportunity to work off that lunch with a stroll past the latest offerings. Well, lookie there, The Addams Family is coming to the Lunt Theatre (based on the characters of cartoonist Charles Addams , NOT the TV series).
Ah, the crossroads of the world...Times Square!

For a more abstract and thought-provoking view of fashion and its cultural implications, we were just in time to catch the final weekend of the Dress Codes exhibit at the International Center for Photography.  One of my favorite pieces was Richard Learoyd's  life-size portrait, Agnes, Red Dress, achieved via the camera obscura method.

By 7:00 pm our tired feet made their way to our favorite Starbucks on 33rd and Seventh Avenue, where a Red Velvet cupcake and espresso soothes our exhausted but stimulated minds. Special thanks to Gene for making it all happen!

Terrie is a OOAK Gene repaint by Terry Norcia.  She is wearing a OOAK coat by  Pret-a-Porter Doll, 2pc knit dress by Paul Zhang, and carrying a purse/shoe set by Delightful Little Things

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