I'm here and having fun!
Memorable moments so far include...
-seeing the Finger Lakes from the air
-the reactions of the Japanese girls sitting behind me on the plane as we looked down on NYC: "Sugoi! Sugoi! Su~go~iii! MetCHA akaru jaaaan! Suuugooiii!"
-a brisk and breezy taxi ride from LGA to Boerum Hill, with the Manhattan skyline in sight
-meeting Antoaneta and checking out her new Brooklyn digs (great apartment, Toni!)
-buying cheap and outrageous sunglasses in a garish Brooklyn shop
-upon arrival in Manhattan, I headed straight for Dean & Deluca. The carrot cupcake I bought was so fantastic that I ended up with cream cheese icing all over my dress (and all over my face but I didn't realize that until a few hours later...)
-walking, walking, walking (over 60 blocks worth just in the afternoon)
-visiting Antoaneta's corporate realm in Times Square
-my first ever manicure in an all pink nail bar, washed down with a couple of pink martinis
-dinner at the very French Bar Tabac on Smith Street
-drinks with Julia and Ravi in Park Slope
Three more days of exploring still to come...