Saturday, August 23, 2008

Girls (well women) In the City


I suppose I should clarify that even further....

It actually was two old ladies.....(don't worry we call them that with the deepest of looovee!)

two getting up there and creeping up on 50 ladies....(and the old ladies don't let us forget that!)

and one 21 year old young lady....Who we all found the perfect husband for! If we can only convince her of that!

I recently had my Mother, Aunt, cousin and niece all visit from California
and want to have the New York experience in a mere 10 days...
including some side trips to other states if possible!!!!

AAAHHHHH!!!!

I played hostess, tour guide, chauffeur, restaurant critic, and entertainer extraordinaire!
So let me begin by introducing everyone....






From Left to right Is my mother Pat who we lovingly call shortie,

Then my cousin Roxanne I wont tell you what her nick name is...

next to her is her gorgeous daughter Whitney who wanted to come to NY to have her first drink When she turned 21 on Tavern on the Green!

To the right of Whitney is Me if you didn't recognize me already.....

and then next to me is my aunt Darlene,
and of course my little guy.



When they first arrived they were first greeted by the pug!

My mother and Whitney has met them on previous visits but not the others.

He thinks he is a human and made himself right at home at the table.

Our first outing was to go into Manhattan to Tavern on the Green so Whitney can have her drink.

since we went in on a work day and the congestion was terrible and difficult to get a cab we had Whitney be our sacrificial lamb sort of speak........

We put her out on the street corner to hale a cab...after all who wouldnt stop for her!!!!!



But before the drink was a little snack at Papaya hot dog stand..... World famous!
Then on to Tavern on the Green..............



It is named that because its right on Central Park and is a must see for anyone coming to New York..............So beautiful chandeliers everywhere and in every room.......

Whitney ordered her first drink at the bar and it was a Cosmopolitan........

Bottoms up..............

BBBlllllHHHHh!!!!!!
She didn't really make that face...hee hee... she is a good sport and did it for a good picture moment.

Here we are upstairs in the bar it was closed but we just took pictures.
After several hours on the patio talking, eating and drinking it was on to Central park where we took a beautiful walk......
Its hard to imagine such beauty in the middle of that concrete jungle..........

Then it was time to jump on the subway and have the subway experience........



Nothing saids I'm a "TOURIST "so "MUG" me more than TAKING PICTURES on the subway...hee hee....

but hey! we had to capture the moment....

Then it was back home................
The picture of this bug below is not suppose to be in this spot but I still cant figure out how to move it without starting over so ill just explain this and move on......


This bug we found while having a barbecue one night and in my 14 years of living in Jeresy have never seen one like it.


I have no idea what kind of bug it is anyone have any ideas????


I lovingly call it the Carl Maulden bug im sure you can guess why...hee hee...


I tend to call alot of things Carl Maulden remember the faucet post????



Below is Pugsie giving Whitney a kiss goodnight!






On another night we made homemade pasta.


My husbands relatives brought me a pasta machine from Argentina and now my husband and son only want that.....


its really good once you have it you don't want store bought again......
Here is Roxie trying to be domestic...hee hee......

Here is Whitney and Rox relaxing after the hard work of making the pasta....
notice the wallpaper in the background. I'm getting ready to redo the kitchen its partially started.
the paper on the left will be the new paper......



Then we did manage to find time to drive over to New Hope Pennsylvania about 2 hour drive from my home.


Its an artsy town with lots of galleries and shops and across the Delaware River is a town in Jersey called Lambertville loaded with Antique shops.....


We actually liked Lambertville better than New hope, though New hope is more widely known but we found it a bit commercial and too touristy we loved the antique shops in Lambertville.





We had lunch in this wonderful house/restaurant and inn and we exchange gifts just because....





This vintage doll brooch I purchased from Jenn at Sweet eye candy Creations


http://sweeteyecandycreations.typepad.com/
when I saw it I knew it would be right up Rox's alley.
she loves really whimsical fun things and she pinned it on right away....


While antiquing I saw this Chandelier that I really really want!!!


but don't think I'm getting!!! :(


This is a covered bridge in NJ near my house......
We did so much more and had soo much fun and could go on but ill stop for now....


I was very sad to see them go sometimes your happy when company leaves but I actually wasn't, I was very sad.......


Even Pugsie had a little mourning period......


They all promised not to wait so long before another visit and so our saga our story will go on.....

The never ending story............

But now that summer is drawing to a close and vacations are done for a while I am now going to be working on new projects for the website.


I know you all have been asking and thanks for being patient so soon I will have more goodies for you!!!!




22 comments:

Connie said...

She's beautiful and SO are YOU, sweet little chick!!! I LOVE the little guy's "suit"!!!! LOL
Smoochies,
Connie

Andrea said...

Wow...did that sound like a great time.

By the way, love the song, one of my all time fav movies is. The Neverending Story

mamadux31 said...

OHHH WOW!!! all of you chica's are beautiful!!! but that little guy of your's is just too adorable :P and I love the new wall paper for you kitchen its beautiful!!! so is the rest of your house.

My Humble Hideout said...

Hi Sandra...I love everything in your house...so beautifull...
I've been to your shop website and they are gorgeous too...

Zeq,
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

SherryRoseBella said...

You belles look like you had way too much fun!! Whitney is so pretty and so is her Mom!! They look more like sisters!! Where was Brogan??? I love the little bug...he/she is lovely...so shabby chic!!!LOL Poor, poor little lonely Pugsie...he really does look sad!!! He misses all those beautiful women around him!!!
Love & Hugs, Sherryrosebella

twinkleshabbystar said...

What a LOVELY post! Looks like you ladies had a wonderful visit and a FAB time in the city! Ok, that bug is creepy weird looking. I've never laid eyes on anything like it before. LOL!!!
Looove the chandelier and the gorgeous places you visited.
So so so glad your cousin Roxy loves the brooch! ;) XOXO,Jenn

Lori said...

well, it looks like all of you beautiful girls had a wonderful time!!! how fun:)

jillian said...

What gorgeous girls you all are (and so color coordinated on your trip to Tavern on the Green!) Looks like sooo much fun. That last shot of Pugsie is the best, just so sweet! My cheeks hurt from smiling!
XOXO
Jillian

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Sandy, It's so nice to meet you thru blogging and Lollishops. Lollishops looks like it's going to be so much fun. Your website is gorgeous. My son live in Hoboken. Is that anywhere near your shop? Because if it is the next time I visit him I would have him take me to your shop. ~~ Look like all you lovely ladies had a fabulous time. ~ Lynn

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I should have previewed first!! I left out some s's. :) Lynn

Kim's Treasures said...

What a beautiful family! Looks like a great time had by all!

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Hi Doll face,
I utterly enjoyed this post and your gorgoues gorgoues circle of women and ( your adorbale son)in your life... I can see from your photos the closeness and love you all have for eachother...

AND, your home looks amazing! Love it!!!
Jo-Anne

Roxie said...

Wow, what fun! I felt like I was right there with your girls through your story telling.
Oh my goodness, you have a relative named Roxie, how cool is that!!!
Whitney was a trooper with her first drink ever.
Good times!
Roxie

Connie said...

I couldn't find a place to email you with the answer so have to do it on a comment, sweet little chick, but PRH is the name of an ebay group we have.
Smoochies,
Connie

vintagebella ~ andrea said...

what a sweet post! I love the chandeliers! oh my!Looks like you all had LOTS of fun!

Pink Slippers said...

Everyone one looks so happy. What a great host you were. I'm sure everyone loved there trip.

Diana Lyn said...

Good Morning Hun, What a nice trip and visit , I must say a handsome crowd! I am an Upstate born New Yorker myself! Your Pink bathroom by the way is Wonderful, I think I would spend all my time there! Now Mr.Pugies, he is over the top, you know how I love those pugs! Have missed visiting with you! Have a wonderful day! Diana L.

CIELO said...

What a fun tour! You're all such lovely ladies...

cielo

Counting Your Blessings said...

It's so hard when they leave, isn't it?! Ok... your cosmo cousin looks like she should be in Cosmopolitan, not drinking one =) So glad you all had a great time!! Blessings... Polly

Natasha Burns said...

Oh goodness Sandy you girls had a fabulous time! I didn't see any old ladies in the photos, what are you talking about? I looked and looked and couldn't find any. Everyone looks lovely and young!

I must visit Tavern on the Green - what side of Central Park is it? We're staying near Central Park so hopefully it is on the side we are at!

SO cute to see Jenn's brooch being worn and loved!

Oh and stop by my blog when you get a chance. There's a surprise there for you....!!!

Natasha :)

Alice W. said...

Sounds like so much fun! NYC is my favorite place...I have always wanted to go to Tavern on the Green but have yet to experience it. Thanks for sharing...love the chandelier pics! Looks like you ladies had one heck of a time!
~Alice

Fete et Fleur said...

I felt like I was with you on all your adventures! How much fun you all had. Thank you for sharing.

Nancy