I grew up with wide open yards, which is obviously lovely too, but I’ll never get over the rooftops in Manhattan. Maybe because I’m such a huge Mary Poppins fan and the rooftops of London dominated my childhood–but for whatever reason, they’re just magic.
Our friend Katie, who we met while we were living in San Francisco, is doing her Art History Master’s at NYU. She lives in the prettiest East Village nest I can imagine, perched high up near the East River Bridges, and it honestly sparkles, even when it’s NOT dusk and beautiful.
It makes us rethink Brooklyn a little, even though the slight removal from “everything” is nice. Katie’s little place has so much character and is really in the think of things. Plus we saw Anthony Bordain filming an episode of “No Reservations” while I walked down the crowded sidewalks holding a lemon custard pie. Very romantic, in the midst of traffic, trees, sunset and tons of people walking everywhere. A little love story for New York.