Kelly the Culinarian: A Big Recap from the Big Apple

Monday, March 19, 2012

A Big Recap from the Big Apple

What a whirlwind! I arrived in New York on Wednesday, then met up with Erin and Kim for dinner.
At the Natural History Museum
Taking a walk at The High Line

On Thursday, I wasted no time taking a run in Central Park. we started the day at the Museum of Natural History. In the afternoon, we visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

I spent my time in the new America wing. I could have spent all day there. They had portraits, landscapes, historic paintings, furniture arranged by period and all types of pewter, glass and ceramic dishes. My favorite part there was the visible storage area, which was just rows and rows of stuff arranged by categories. Think anyone would notice if I borrowed a tea set?
Temple of Dendur

I also checked out the Egyptian wing, because I love all things Egypt. The Met has the Temple of Dendur, which is amazing simply because of the scale and detail of the temple, which was reconstructed as accurately as possible.

On Friday, we got down to business and went over to the United Nations for the work event that brought me to New York. It was a long day with fantastic food. We ended Friday in Times Square, which is always better by night.
Saturday was St. Patrick's Day and started with a trip to see the parade. We then headed to the 9/11 Memorial and also saw the Statue of Liberty from Battery Park. On Sunday, I finished up some work stuff before I had a little picnic at Bryant Park and communed with my inner Project Runway star by visiting the Parsons New School for Design.

 Before I headed out of town, I saw Newsies: The Musical. It's getting a ton of buzz. I thought the music, character development and choreography was awesome, but there was a love story plot line that seemed very forced. The '80s kid in me loved it, but the cynic adult in me wondered what will happen when it comes out of previews.

All in all, it was a great trip, but I'm glad to be home. Some puppy face went on a hunger strike while I was gone and I have a ton of stuff to do at work and around the house. So today, it's back to the grind, but at least I have amazing weather to welcome me home.


Kim said...

Welcome back! Remind me not to look at my phone in public. I look like an idiot.

I have not been to any of the museums in NYC. I hope to someday. I am always exploring things outdoors... but I want to see all that stuff too! I love Egyptian art and artifacts.

Erin said...

For a work trip you sure got a lot done outside of work! Nice job :-)

KellytheCulinarian said...

It's a great trip in that the sightseeing is part of the work. We bring a young person in to New York who won our art contest and try to fit in as much educational sightseeing as possible. And then on Sunday, I was on my own until it was time to head back.