I love Bryant Park. It’s one of my favorite places in NYC, but I hadn’t been there in years. For those who are unfamiliar, the park is situated right behind the grand ole Public Library Building occupying a city block, and is meticulously designed with sweeping trees, ivy, gravel walkways, gardens and a great big lawn littered with green chairs. I found myself in the neighborhood twice in the last 2 weeks for meetings so I spent a little time in the park reminiscing about good times: countless lunches, outdoor summer movie nights, concerts. I don’t have any memories with the kids, however, and can’t recall bringing them to the park at all since we don’t spend a lot of time in midtown in general, but I vowed to come back with them this month. There’s a carousel which I had totally forgotten about, at the south end of the park and I discovered something new that I hadn’t seen before. At the north end, a little reading nook with bookshelves and magazines created a cozy spot for readers and right along side that, there are kid-size table and chairs with a bookshelf of children’s books. So charming.
What is it about Fall that seems to reinvigorate the city? I left the lawyer’s office yesterday (yes! Whimsy & Spice is now an LLC!) and just didn’t want to come home. I met up with my friend Unha for lunch, ran a few errands and before I knew it, it was time to rush back to Brooklyn to relieve our babysitter and prep for my meeting in the morning. Mark worked double shifts yesterday, leaving the house at 6am to go to the Central Park Boathouse where he still consults, then came home to say a quick hello to the kids before leaving for the restaurant where he bakes to help with friends and family night till 11pm. We’re looking forward to a Flea-free weekend so we can catch our breath and spend some fun family time. Hope you are looking forward to your weekend too.