Monday, January 25, 2010

bright lights, big city


Well, I ran off to Manhattan for a few days. There was not nearly enough time for everything on my agenda, but in between appointments I did manage a morning at the Met, a special lunch at the Morgan (with time for Jane), an evening tour of the fabulous Merchant's House Museum, and dinner with friends (including this lovely lady).

Phew! I am tired.

More when I have recovered...

6 comments:

smilla4blogs said...

Welcome back JCB and thank you for the link to the Merchant's House Museum!

The Down East Dilettante said...

Ah, there you are.

Still haven't gotten to town to see the New American Wing, won't even be making Antiques week this year...

Haven't been to old Merchant's in years. What a delicious place it is.

Blue said...

I too saw the Jane Austen exhibit two weekends ago and was absolutely enchanted by everything as I am every time I reread her books. The other treat at the Morgan Library is the superb entrance hall, now reduced to a passageway, one of the most wonderful rooms in New York.

home before dark said...

What a whirlwind weekend. Hope much merriment was made and great movement on the china pattern. Enjoying the new Emma on Masterpiece. New York City would have been better!

little augury said...

as often as Jane is the topic-I find something new to appreciate-I would love to see Chawton.

Janet said...

mom ~ you are welcome!

DED ~ I got completely and hopelessly lost at the American Wing, so much so that I never made it anywhere else. But, the renovations are really impressive and worth a trip.

Blue ~ I was quite smitten with the letters and could have spent hours deciphering her writing...alas it was so crowded. I also struck by the little stack of first edition copies of "Emma." Not sure why I thought it so wonderful, but I did.

hbd ~ quite the whirlwind...and I didn't even mention train trips to Newark, Montclair and Long Island for work appointments. EEE lovely as always, with much merriment and no discussion of china patterns. Once home, I was happy to settle into pjs and watch Emma, which I am enjoying very much.

little a ~ I think Chawton would be one marvelous. Full of her spirit, I am sure.