melancholia mixed with deliciousness.



such an ODD feeling back in Manhattan and the sheer irony of drawing back the shades this morning – or finding the button that denoted “morning” which electronically opened the blackout shades and then another button that said “open shears” which we worked out meant net curtains and not gardening implements to deadhead roses and seeing Our Former Employer’s Skyscraper bold as you like, slap bang in the middle of our View.

how we giggled.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAwe had a sense of deja Vu about this trip (as surprisingly last minute-and-fleeting-of-a-business-glam-experience as it was) and also a deep melancholia at what-had-happened-before and what happens next (whatever That Is).OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAluckily we have friends in KOREA who can explain it to us (because we’re Terribly International) as this feeling came over us at just about Twilight (Manhattan does a very good moody almost-winter late evening silky dusk you see that somehow tears the heart strings)b88676ac351f11e3a3ff22000a1fb762_8here’s what lovely heej_lee left as a virtual note on our picture post on Instagram (so Modern as William would say)>>>>>

“We have this phrase in Korean, 시원섭섭, which means you’re glad in part but you’re also nostalgic/missing the old days in part. Hope the trip down memory lane is a pleasant one. :)”

isn’t that just perfect?

and so better summed up thus – 시원섭섭 – than in English characters or a Western Idiom.

yes, that’s EXACTLY how it feels being back here – until tomorrow night – so, alas fleeting, and we have been working Non-Stop so cannot see anyone for social occasions This Time (forgive!

f22fca92351b11e3951622000ab5aaa3_8thank goodness for the chandeliers or we would have been quite overwhelmed after our long day working (at an undisclosed location with we-signed-that-we-would-not-say-who)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAand also for a stolen hour between leaving the work and finding our friends downtown and then across-a-bridge (more on that Tomorrow):

6a0a1042351511e39f2e22000a1fb37d_8manhattan does a dark wood tavern very well – luckily they had refreshingly sparklingly italian mineral water because we needed that after jet-lag-work-experience (although the work was Glam and very exciting and we WISH we could tell you who it was – you’ll have to wait until January – can you believe that? but it’s worth the w a i t, darlings).

so we checked out of the hotel suite (with chandelier) and took the subway here and there and over to that platform and now to Here – and then, as we sit here writing to you, freshly showered and mascara all removed and well-fed (but not overly so) and quietly winding down……..a small furry creature awaits our presence.


958a01d4353b11e3928022000a9f3c6c_8It’s SPARKY!


goodnight, darlings – from the East Coast.

15 thoughts on “melancholia mixed with deliciousness.

  1. hello sophia, hi sparky!
    oh, how much i know these feelings you describe.
    thank you for this lovely post and letting me have part.
    and yes, the korean saying is more than perfect.
    much love xxx

  2. Oh dear, I must do better at staying up on things because I have NO idea what Lanier is hinting at! But I do understand “that Korean feeling” (something tells me that it is not the last time the phrase will appear) very well. Thank goodness for Sparky!

  3. Lovely, nostalgic, thought provoking and Sparky. But the Korean is right. I presume you’ve been styling for Cher again, hence the hush hush. Btw that could be a good name for a bar ‘The Hush Hush’. I have six minutes before my phone plays the theme to Man about the House to alert me to go and get T’train. A bientot x

  4. Where you on Columbus Circle at 8th avenue? (So close to where my Bry lived) when ever I see that part of town and those lovely silver sand sunset skies I think of him and get that Korean feeling. It all looks so fab! And glam…. And I am wondering….with what is going on in NYC on Broadway right now it the name is linked to someone who recently was involved in some kind of public betrayal and broken records.

    1. gosh. intriguing. but nope. ;-)

      and yes Columbus Circle – do you remember the Amish Market of days gone by? And Gladys Glover (love that movie – “introducing Jack Lemmon” that’s how long ago it was made)

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