Returning to New York City
after a long hiatus is great fun!
I loved the visit
and appreciate the fact that I live in the country...
The best part is naturally the people.
Eating and hanging out with family and friends,
catching up, laughing, learning what's new.
|mannequins in the hallway|
A visit to McCall's
provided a look behind the scenes
and a chance to meet the talented women and men
who make my patterns possible.
|one of the workrooms|
They are sewers just like us.
They work really hard at their jobs,
would like more time to sew,
and seemed as happy to meet us as we were to meet them!
|marcy in the mccall archives|
|makeup area for the photo shoots|
|vogue pattern magazine mock up featuring a new pattern|
Such a gift to now have 'faces' and spaces
for the place that completes all the work on my patterns.
After our McCalls visit
we walked to the 911 Memorial.
Unlike many other crowded 'tourist' areas in NYC
the energy here was serene and respectful.
911 memorial waterfall and pool
Names of the deceased
surround the high waterfalls
that fill the two pools,
that fit the footprints of the towers.
In the center
water disappears into an abyss.
Fitting metaphor for sorrow,
loss and love.
A privilege to experience.
Many other experiences happened as well.
|surrounded by fabric|
We shopped for fabric every day
and found some amazing pieces
(for all of our pleasure).
Cherry picking the best of the best
And trust me,
after shoping NYC for fabric,
MarcyTilton.com has the best!
|with madeline and marcy on the high line|
Took a lovely walk on the High Line
where the green and the calm
belie its location
in the midst of the city.
|at the charles james' exhibit|
The Charles James Exhibition
What a mind created these garments!
How lucky we are to be able to see
inside and outside
with the aid of cameras.
|wonderful quotes surround the work|
The quotes that surround the work
provide a hint into the brilliant workings
of James' mind.
|madeline toasting at blue hill nyc|
The finest meal I've ever eaten
was at Blue Hill New York.
Delicious, fresh, surprising,
and paired with wine,
the courses went on and on,
delighting the palate,
and pleasing the eye.
Outstanding in every way
and perfectly served.
Ahh... What a joy!
Spoiling me for anything else.