CITI CENTER “Fall for Dance Festival” 2014

On Sunday night we went to the Citi Center Fall for Dance Festival.  This year there were 20 elite dance artists and companies from around the world.  Don and I chose to see the Sarasota Ballet performing “Les Patineurs” by Sir Frederich Ashton.  It is a 1937 work depicting a Victorian Era ice skating party.

 

The set was borrowed from the Royal Ballet and my friend Doug flew over from London to set up the stage for this performance.  The Donald and I saw it performed in London years ago……..and we still enjoy it.

AFTERNOON TEA with friends from the Royal Ballet

My friends from the Royal Ballet in Birmingham have been in town for 5 days.  Dougie was setting up the stage at City Center for a performance by the Sarasota Ballet…..using the Royals set.  The lovely Claudia took time off from the Royal Ballet School in London.  Brother Alex [wearing John Lennon's sunglasses]……..is a tennis coach in New Jersey.  James [with the adorable smile] is a student of dramatic arts.

We lunched at AG’s Kitchen on the upper West Side………the burgers there reign supreme.

BERGDORFS windows this week / Spring 2015 Collection

BERGDORF’S WINDOWS THIS WEEK.……….Spring 2015 Collection……..featuring fashions by Delpozo, J. Mendel, Mary Katranizou.  SHOES by Malone Souliers, Pierre Hardy, Guiseppe Zanoti.  HAT: Eeugenia Kim

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All of the sculptures are by Mark Gagnon and are available for purchase!

MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER NYC WALK

MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER NYC WALK…………was today in Manhattan and Central Park.

30,000 people joined the walk to help raise million for cancer research.

The WALK………39 miles…..took two days……and a lot of New Yorkers dedicated to the cause.  Wipe out BREAST CANCER………and the world will have more birthdays.

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The AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY organized this walk.

PAINTED FURNITURE by my artist friends / Marlene and Dan Coble

 

MARLENE AND DAN have been hand painting “one-of-a-kind furniture” for 25 years………….using antique pieces for their “canvas”.Screen Shot 2014-10-17 at 6.38.13 PM

SEE AND BUY there current work at this showhttp://theamericancraftsmenshow.blogspot.com/

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SEE MORE OF THEIR  COLLECTION:

http://www.drcobleandcompany.com

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This is my favorite piece…….but there isn’t an inch of room in my apartment where I can put it.  BUT….you can buy it for yours!

PUBLIC MORALS / filming a scene in Greenwich Village

We were strolling in Greenwich Village today heading to the Corner Bistro for a burger  but it was renamed ……..SHAMROCK INN.  They were shooting a scene for a new TV series: “PUBLIC MORALS”………….Steven Spielberg, producer.  It is a 10 part series.  About 100 people were working in the streets and on the set just to shoot this one scene.

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ED BURNS plays a hardworking officer as he deals with the the dark underbelly of NYC

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The HAMILTON LUNCHEONETTE / lunch with Ilona

Matthew, the owner of Cafe Minerva, has recently opened HAMILTON’S LUNCHEONETTE [51 Bank Street].  Nostalgia has returned to the neighborhood………and at prices that are hard to believe!

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You can shop at Marc Jacobs right across the street……….spent all your $$$ and then drop in here for a #10 lunch!

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Meet Mathew….the proprietor……..and Ilona

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Ilona and the two Toms in a photo book……..

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Ilona in her new beret……..MAGENTA of course!  Ilona is currently starring in a new movie……..”ADVANCED STYLE

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Turkey breast……divine potatoes mashed with butter and cream…….gravy [the real thing].  $9.

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Corned beef and cabbage……roasted potatoes and saurkraut…….$10

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I LOVED the hamburger.  $5.

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Ilona and her fuzzy new sweater.

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Ilona put on her new “faux” fur……..time for a fashion show!

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Perky soda jerks and a sweet waitress………eager to please.

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We ordered more sodas.  $2.

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Soooooooo delicious!

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Butter Brickle…………all Sundays are $8.