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VALENTINES DAY in NYC…….Love is in the air…….

NEW YORKERS LOVE Valentines Day…………art………..cocktails……..teddys and LIPS.  Carriage rides in Central Park…….and “I LOVE YOU”

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XOXOX……… X O……. XOX …….XOXOXOXOXOX……   X O……. XOX 

CLICK ON the hot lips……… 

Did you recognize Linda Fargo………with the HEART shaped shades?  Yes, she is the design director for Bergdorf Goodman.

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This piece of sweetness just flew in from L.A.  She has fallen in LOVE with NY and we have fallen in LOVE with her.

VALENTINE BRUNCH at the Jane Street Tavern

Breakfast………brunch……….lunch……….or tea………..is always fun with ILONA.

We laugh…..we giggle……..and share the joy of just being together.

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The Jane Street Tavern in the West Village is one of our favorite hangouts………our waitress JACKIE is always a delight.  Margo made valentines…….Don took the photos and Shelly…….is a bit camera shy!

 

The cute little tyke……..Gavin……..our fellow diner…….was fascinated with the diamond orb on Ilonas’s finger.

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Tom the baker……….whipped up all of these valentines……...KISS ME!

GANESVOORT STREET MARKET • nyc

At the turn of the century it was a bustling market for produce……..meat……fish.

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Today it is again a spot where bustling New Yorkers go when hunger strikes.

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HEERMANCE FARM…………Thai veggie salad in a jar……….$12.

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CRÊPE SUCRE…………with Nutella………….$10.

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TACOMBI………Tacos………

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His smile alone is worth the $3.49

 

 

 

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LOVE his store.

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The lobster taco will cost you a bit more.

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DONOSTIA..……bar de conservas

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Big open space…….very twiggy……..pull up a chair………

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CHEESE CAKE CONES.……….sampled it….soooooo rich.  You cannot eat the whole thing.

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LUZZO’S neapolitan pizza………….in his wood fired oven.

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PIG GUY NYC.…….with his famous Original BBQ Sauce.

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She ate the whole thing…………….her cheesecake cone.

72 CANDLES on my cake……

NOT!  that would have been a BONFIRE!  So it was three swirly candles on my peanut sunday.

It was a fun lunch with fun friends at the HAMILTON LUNCHEONETTE in Greenwich Village.

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Ilona gave be a scarf that she bought at Bloomingdales 30 years ago.  She and Margo decided that I need to add COLOR to my wardrobe.  They are tired of seeing gray!

Lots of fabulous presents………….and a lovely bottle of wine from Lynn and Bob.

NEW YEARS DAY………in Central Park……..2015

The view of the BOATHOUSE……….from my terrace……..just before the sun came out.

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It is only a short stroll……….and a delightful way to greet the

NEW YEAR…….lunch!

CAFE EDISON…….evicted by the landlord!

We signed petitions…………along with thousands of New Yorkers………..trying to cafe the sacred CAFE EDISON in the theatre district.  To no avail.

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We will miss Maria, our friendly waitress.

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I have been going here ever since I came to New York for 45 years………when the deluxe burger was $1.25

 

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Sit at the counter………down a big bowl of chicken soup…….

and rush off to the theatre.

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Where else can you get KASHA VARNISHKAS for $4.95.

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Incongruously vaulted ceilings………decorated columns and chandeliers…………campy New York.

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Neil Simon used the cafe as a setting for “Forty Five Seconds From Broadway.

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I feel like boycotting the HOTEL EDISON for being such a greedy landlord.

 

30 more shots at the JANE STREET HOTEL

The JANE STREET HOTEL…………in Greenwich Village………has retained all the charm of a hotel from the past.  Rooms start at $117……..small but fun.

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CAFE GITANE …….just off the lobby….French Moroccan………a very amusing menu.