If you have two loaves of bread sell one and buy flowers. For although the bread will nourish your body, the flowers will nourish your soul.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Day 2....The Kleinfeld Experience

back in november, this handsome guy asked this beautiful girl to marry him.

and she said "yes".

and we and carmen (her little black dog in all the pictures) couldn't be happier!
which brings us to this past sunday. my two daughters, two granddaughters, and i met my daughter-in-law-to-be and her mom in new york city to go to kleinfeld...yes, the very one featured in the tv show, "say yes to the dress".
before we went, someone asked me if i thought we'd be on tv. and i said i was pretty sure we wouldn't be, because we wouldn't be dramatic enough and had no plans to try to talk the bride out of the dress of her dreams. besides, we all knew ahead of time that she could walk out in a feedsack and look good. it's really kind of disgusting. :)

so here is the nervous bride-to-be, ready to enter the gates. 

the main lobby after checking in for her 10:00 appointment.


the large salon area.

i have to stop here and now to say that i seriously fell in love with this chandelier. i think it would look amazing in the snow house in "doctor zhivago".  photos just don't do it justice of course, but that didn't stop me from taking a dozen.

seated and waiting for the bride.

while we were waiting my photographer daughter was trying to think of ways we could surreptitiously wheel one of these dress forms out of the store to bring back with us for her studio. i'm glad to say we resisted our larcenous thoughts and left empty handed.

so, now we have to end this part of the post. the whole reason for being here, i can't show you. she did try on dresses. she did look amazing in all of them. and she did "say yes to a dress"...a stunning, gorgeous, regal dress. 
but i can't show it to you, of course.  until july.
i will leave you with a final photo. a peek of a style she did not choose.  thank goodness.
but she would have looked great in it too. 

coda:  after kleinfeld we were all treated by the bride and mother of the bride to a fabulous lunch at bond 45. we had such a great time.

couldn't end without one final note. 

yes, she fits right into the family.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I'm Spreadin' the News........New York, New York!

i guess it's not too obvious i'm a musician. i relate everything i hear and say to a song. but really. how can you be in a car, heading to ny, with a bunch of fun girls and not sing this?
my two daughters, two granddaughters and i left early saturday morning to meet up with my daughter-in-law-to-be (yay!!!) and her mom in ny city for the purpose of bridal gown shopping in the tv famous "say yes to the dress" store ....kleinfeld!
her appointment was on sunday morning, so we spent saturday being tourists. after checking in at our hotel we met for lunch in east village with my new yorker cousin at veselka coffee shop. awesome ukrainian food! pierogi, borscht, kielbasa, and the best split pea soup i've ever had in my life. 

the building across the street. 

i am such a tourist. i spent most of my time looking up. i love seeing the amazing architecture of the buildings, old against new. 

it was neat seeing this place. i have so much music from here.

and i don't know why people say new yorkers are unfriendly. this nice man stood on top of his building and waved to everybody. 

we managed to get to battery park just in the nick of time at sunset to catch a glimpse of the statue of liberty.

the building used for the facade of the headquarters in the movie "men in black".

the globe recovered from the destruction of the world trade center.

construction on the new memorial building.

as i stood there, i could not begin to fathom being in new york on that terrible day.

we ended our first day by going to time square. it was crowded enough for me just on a saturday night. i would definitely not want to be there on new year's eve. but it definitely was cool. 

a time square fixture...the naked cowboy. i mean, really?

and with two young girls in our party, we had to check out 'toy's r us' with the full size ferris wheel in the middle of the store.  

thus endeth day one. let's just say that i collapsed into bed that night and could not have moved had the building burned down around me.  stay tuned for day two...the kleinfeld experience.