Friday, May 31, 2013

New York, Part I- Restaurants, Theatre & Museums

145 Borinquen Pl  Brooklyn, NY 11211

While visiting my son, in New York we went to eat at the Lighthouse in Brooklyn. 

Yummy breakfast.

We saw a play with Bette Midler, and it was fabulous! 
She is amazing.
Go, no run if you get a chance.

This was a sign that appeared before the play started.

194 Elizabeth St. New York NY, 10012

Peasant is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in NY.
 It's wonderful. 

Inside Peasant, they had logs stacked for the ovens.

1000 5th Ave  New York, NY 10028

The Met's spring 2013 Costume Institute exhibition, PUNK: Chaos to Couture, will examine punk's impact on high fashion from the movement's birth in the early 1970s through its continuing influence today. Featuring approximately one hundred designs for men and women, the exhibition will include original punk garments and recent, directional fashion to illustrate how haute couture and ready-to-wear borrow punk's visual symbols.

One day we went to the Metropolitan museum.

An amazing place.

This is inside the Egyptian wing.

Cheers Thai Restaurant
612 Metropolitan Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211

I adored the decor of this restaurant.
 This fixture was hanging behind the bar. 

The food was not so hot but the decor was amazing. 
This red sculpture was hanging over our heads.

There were crates with light fixtures that were hanging from the ceiling!
They had lamps on pieces of wood sticking out of the walls.

Isamu Noguchi was a prominent Japanese American artist and landscape architect whose artistic career spanned six decades, from the 1920s onward. Known for his sculpture and public works, Noguchi also designed stage sets for various Martha Graham productions, and several mass-produced lamps and furniture pieces, some of which are still manufactured and sold.
In 1947, Noguchi began a collaboration with the Herman Miller company, when he joined with George Nelson, Paul László and Charles Eames to produce a catalog containing what is often considered to be the most influential body of modern furniture ever produced, including the iconic Noguchi table which remains in production today. His work lives on around the world and at the Noguchi Museum in New York City.

The Noguchi museum was glorious. 
My son, Gardner is the roving ambassador for Suntory Japanese Whisky.
Suntory had a big party at the Noguchi museum on May 14th.
Suntory was started in 1923! 

The party was amazing as was my son.
 I was introduced to all his friends from Japan. 
What a treat!

I loved being with my daughter & my son in NY.
What a lovely mother's day + birthday I had with both of them. 

Part 2 of my NewYork post is coming soon, dear readers!



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  1. Looks like you had a fabulous trip! It's been a while since I visited NYC. Saving these restaurants for a future visit. BTW, have you been to the Brooklyn flea markets at Fort Greene and Williamsburg? I'm thinking of visiting these this summer!

    1. hi loi, i did have a wonderful trip + let me know when you are going to be there, i will let my son know, very connected in NY, just sayin. love peggy

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