Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

Sewing Lessons, Life Lessons

A friend recently came to visit and as I was showing her my projects, she asked if I would help her learn how to use her new sewing machine. The coincidence that I had just finished up a sewing course reminded me that sewing is yet another creative outlet which can help people express themselves. The…

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Jumping out of an Airplane

Saying Yes to adventure and fun with friends found me jumping out of an airplane. An activity I had never thought about, let alone desired enough to put on my bucket list. My best friend from high school has a June birthday. Mine is in November. A Wednesday in the May before our big birthday…

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Profile of my friend Isa, via burners.me

Adventure Wednesdays led me to lots of fun times and interesting people. Isa is one of them. (Her partner deserves a whole post too, but that’s for another day). Here’s a story from the Burning Man related blog, burners.me Why We Burn: Isabeau Vidal, Kostume Kult Camp Lead Photo I took of Isa two years ago…

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Tutu Tutorial

Want to make a tutu?  You’ve come to the right place, my friend.  I’ll share with you what I’ve learned in the past year. First – learn that tutus aren’t just for little girls and ballerinas!  They are for people of all ages, sizes and are worn for a variety of reasons – parties with…

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The Fool – My Tarot Adventures

“The first thing you do with a new tarot deck is throw out the booklet.  Trust your intuition to tell you what the cards mean.” (Every tarot card teacher I’ve met) Pre Adventure Wednesdays My biological father, who is now 74, recently became aware that people may have perspectives other than his own.  And that…

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Meet Rod

Today’s Adventure Wednesday has been filled with unusual food (black rice vegan sushi, curried butternut squash dip and ginger peach sparkle tea) and unusual art (sculptures made from leftover iron gears and old shovels) but not much adventure. A kind of grey day.  Not unlike a few weeks back when I was having a somber…

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Brides Of March 2014

 Participate.  That’s the unintended lesson I learned from this adventure.It was a Happy Hour on a Wednesday when I met this fascinating woman for the first time, Abby.  She is full of ideas and solid views on life.  She was discussing an upcoming event that sounded interesting to me to go see.  When I mentioned…

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Hair-venture Wednesday

For 20 years I had the same hair stylist, who gave me the same basic bob cut and natural blonde hair color consistently.  I strayed a few times, with a desire to stop looking like a suburban mom (which I am, but that doesn’t mean I have to always look the part!).  She moved away,…

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Bowling for breastcancer.org

Sometimes at work my department gets involved with causes – whether we help out a cause throughout volunteer work or fundraising.  One event we participate in is Bowling For Breast Cancer, a fund raiser for breastcancer.org.  A surprise at the event was a caricaturist, who liked my “Adventure Wednesday” concept so much, he incorporated it…

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Up on the Roofs – of Manhattan

NYC has the best skyline, and a great way to experience it is by going to the top of the building and looking around.  The Empire State Building has amazing views, but the price of entry and the long lines means I won’t be going there often.  However, it is a great focal point to…

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Belly Laughs

I am not a jock. I have never been a natural athlete. I do not  do well at gyms and all their classes. Bikram is my exercise of choice- stretching in 110 degrees heated room with an average of 20 other hot, sweaty yogis for an hour and a half each session. (Friends have said…

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Summerland Tour Adventure

The day started out like any other, except it was an Adventure Wednesday.  I had made no plan for after work.  I decided to put my faith in the “I wonder” strategy.  “I wonder what fun things will happen today?” as I started off to work. My brother posted this on my FB page, and…

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Dr. Seuss exhibit in SoHo

  woman in negligee There’s a side to Dr. Seuss I would never have known about if a friend hadn’t suggested we go check out his exhibit of his hats at a small gallery in SoHo.  We went down after work, stopping at Mercer Kitchen first (I’ve had fun spotting celebrities there, like Robin Williams).…

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abc kitchen

There is a great restaurant called abc kitchen.  It’s known for it’s use of farm-to-table organic food, pure food ethics…and for being a place where there’s a 85% chance of a celebrity eating there.  The first time I wanted to go it was to take clients for lunch.  Reservations have to be made weeks in advance.…

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My First Adventure

  The Crooked Knife.  This was my first “discovery” when I started exploring NYC on Wednesdays after work.  The first venture out all I did was take a different route to my commuter rail station (Grand Central, the most beautiful building in my opinion. More on that another day.)  I walked down a different street and found…

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