an elegant goodbye to manhattan


you wouldn’t know from our pictures that it was hell-ish-y humid today in manhattan or that we got a Tiny Bit Frustrated with the Bank (don’t ask – it’s ok now – we just didn’t understand why it was So Difficult to deposit our advance check into a new teamgloria bank account – they didn’t seem Nearly as Excited about it as we are *sighs*) Or that we traversed All the way across from south to north and west to east to tie up loose ends and get things Done and so on and so forth

you couldn’t tell any of that from our pictures because it’s Not that sort of a blog

it’s one that just celebrates glorious people, places and things (like the delicious cheese and crackers plate with some figs and a large iced glass of water that John just put in front of us telling us to “hydrate before setting off for the airport!” – quelle loveliness).

so here’s our day in Pictures without the frustrating and hot and a tiny bit perspiring-ness-bits.

just loveliness.



there was a darling exhibition at The Plaza for Mr. Lurhman’s upcoming movie (in fact Many of the windows on Fifth Avenue were heralding this event – what those in the Industry call “quite a media and added value spend” – for some reason)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA


very gloria.


and what’s Not to love about a chandelier?OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and this is a pot of coffee that we had – no, not at The Plaza – we prefer the ambience (for coffee) at the St. Regis (as you can see we were making our way across Town at this point). OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

plus they have the loveliest art deco statues downstairs. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA



can you see how hot it was?

such bring colo(u)rs/shade/hues just Pop in the sizzling heat

now on another note (before we Dash Into A Cab!)

we also stopped in and saw a harrowingly beautiful exhibition called “We Went Back” at ICP which was ASTONISHING and you can see a commentary about that here (we wept)

it’s always edifying to see art when one travels.

just in case you’re in NYC.

there’s a lovely little exhibition down at ‘sNice.

if you hadn’t heard.

a quiet moment of reflection in the library at the st regis

It must have been the afternoon nap – such a pleasant thing to do – drifting off after a delicious lunch and something Very Interesting on Radio 4……….and then we drowsed into slumber, pulling the soft gray/grey/DiorShade closer until……it was time to rouse oneself and head to the swimming pool and then supper uptown with nMP.

But now we are Wide Awake. 

So we took the long way home; walking a little with nMP who gave us some cherubs for Christmas #divine


And he slipped into the subway but we needed to walk ourselves into quiet reverie again…..

and So took in the clever creative splendo(u)r of fifth avenue.



We must say that Bergdorfs outdid themselves this year!

Oh! Fifth Avenue was all sparkles and festiveness and Joy to the World and friendly and foreign (not a native new yorker heard until we stepped into the hotel)


We always seem to end up popping into the St Regis for a deep sigh and a chandelier and a sense of elegant decorum and a silver pot of hot chocolate and a moment by the christmas tree and the gently flickering fire…..



This is our last New York Christmas.

And it is perfectly beautiful already.

Happy December 1st darlings. 


And a moment of quiet reflection for those we have lost.

eating a cheese sandwich in the rain on fifth avenue

It’s not exactly breakfast at tiffany but we Did enjoy the remains of our cheese sandwich while walking up fifth avenue in the rain.

We ruminated on Life.

And running our first Ever so exciting report at the Accountants.

Just learned quickbooks.

No revenues, as yet.

But a General Ledger feels Jolly Important.

We even took a diner-bought greek themed cup-a-coffee, for the Full new york Effect while we frowned (prettily) over our numbers with our Kind lady accountant.

To shelter from the Rain, before our next meeting, we stopped in at grand central station.

Mostly because #weadoreachandelier

But you knew that already, didn’t you darlings? ;)

Hoping william feels better soon. He has a Rotten Cold back in England.

Waving in wellness from manhattan.

satin, steinway, swimming – and a chandelier #teamgloriaday #delicious


am Rushing Out the Door (to catch a movie or something diverting to re-focus our cultural brains on something nourishing….)

here’s our day in pictures. it was delicious. and, although Tis Dark outside – the night has not ended…

today’s entry to the #photoadaychallenge (“where we sleep”)

we Adore a Chandelier (as you know) and the The Peninsula on Fifth Avenue has a lovely example of a Rather Grand one – yes, another splendid Business Breakfast took place..

twas still Early following breakfast so we popped on a warm cloche hat (very Chic – agnes b – bought in Paris, naturellement, cherie/cheri/darlings) and soft gloves and took a stroll back to the Day Job past Steinway on 57th.

we also had a business meeting later on, at a lovely Italian cafe – isn’t the jaunty young blade on a Vespa rather Splendid?

yes. two business meals in one day and you can bet your bottom dollar (wasn’t that a 1950s musical number in a Hollywood movie?) that we Swam Lengths during the afternoon at the new club.

most refreshing.

isn’t that a very new York executive day?

the scar drew a little attention in the changing room at the Club as we threw back our (lustrous head of) hair to make sure it was dry before returning to work.

it didn’t seem to mind.

in fact, the scar is rather happy when it gains notoriety.

in a James Bond throat slit sort of a way.