Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I’m savoring the fact that London Interlude is out. Mélanie and I had a pretty quiet weekend (though we did have a lovely afternoon yesterday seeing the wonderful new Cinderella movie which we both loved). We spent a long weekend in New York City last weekend and had a wonderful time. Here, in pictures, is a diary of our trip.
Dinner at the Grand Tavern in Oakland before we caught the red eye
Mélanie excited to board the “Big Jet.”
Mel catching up on sleep after flying in on the red eye while I met with the crew at NYLA about Malcolm & Suzanne current and future adventures.
One of the highlights of the trip was spending time with the wonderful Lauren Willig and family.
Mélanie dozed through the start of dinner at Cesca
But woke up for dessert
Mélanie loved Belvedere Castle in Central Park, particularly climbing the stairs, which reminded me of my fascination with the stairs in the White Tower in the Tower of London as a child
Lunch in the American Wing Café at the Metropolitan Museum. This trip was the first time Mel has seen snow!
The American Wing at the Met has amazing early 19th century period rooms. This façade is from 1823. I told Mel the rooms were like in Mummy’s books. She said they were like Sofia’s palace or Anna and Elsa’s. We were both happy.
We had time for another visit to the park before lunch on our last day in the city and Mélanie asked to go back to the castle “pretty please.”
Lunch at Isabella’s, one of our favorite NY restaurants. Ending the trip as we began it, with dessert with a candle for Princess M.