NYC Vibes On Halloween Weekend

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  1. So many lovely pics of the city! The NYPL building on 5th Avenue never fails to stun. And though our first experience at the Library After Dark event left us feeling like there was room for improvement, there’s no question the space would be perfect for a masquerade ball. Those treats from Maison Kayser look scrumptious 🙂

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    1. Thank you Lynn. The goodies are buttery, not too sweet and just perfect 🙂 The NYPL building is a beauty. The first time I Iaid my eyes on it, I was thrilled. Are those After Dark events any good?

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      1. The boys and girls looked beautiful …there were tuxes and fascinators, big gorgeous hats and plunging necklines. I looked it right up now and it seems like it was like a soiree for the Yale Alumni Association of NY. Explains it all.
        I would love to go to a masquerade ball in an elaborate gown and an exotic mask in hand. Btw I loved your red midi skirt look. xx

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      1. Ya I couldn’t do that either! Thankfully I’ll never be tested as I have kid sized feet. My mom says that I must be small so I wouldn’t bankrupt myself on shoes?

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  2. You look so pretty by the park!! I can only imagine how things look in NYC through the holidays! So fun! I have to say I giggled about the library card incident. I had one of those names too… never spelled or pronounced correctly. Madness, I tell you! ?

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  3. Totally understand the whole name thing! It’s interesting to hear how others pronounce our names! I always used to get referred to as L’Oreal….as in the cosmetic brand!! Go figure! Love your gorgeous pics of NYC. You took me back Arundhati. I miss it so. Xx

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  4. Another great post. I did drift off during the shoe paragraph, but that’s probably a gender thing. If you’d replaced it with a write up on the Belgian Beer Cafe, I’d have been hooked! The ice rink in Central Park took me back to happy memories of when I was there. I think the ice was of low quality, because I couldn’t stand up on it without clinging to the wall at the side 🙂

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    1. Ah so it brought back memories from your stint at the ice rink. Well I would not be brave enough to take a go at it without knowing how to roller skate.
      Thank you but the Belgian Beer Cafe was on our mind but by the time we left Wagamama, my legs could not be asked to take another 4 steps and I had to deny us the pleasure of trying a few ales there. Next time we shall make it our first stop 🙂

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  5. Gorgeous photos as always! I’m incredibly jealous that you were able to experience NEW YORK at Halloween! I can just imagine what an absolutely amazing sight that was! Also, how lucky you were able to get a 3 year card! Lady luck was on your side…as was the woman with the magic in her pen 😉 xx

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    1. Heh, oh yeah. She helped my cause and if I ever have the opportunity to meet her, I shall let her know about the good deed she did just by dint of her fame. Small victories 😉
      Thank you for the appreciation btw. NYC gives you photos and moments that you do look back at and say, ‘I wish I could go back’. So we keep going back. You will experience it someday, I know it. xx

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  6. You see absolutely everything on the streets of New York – great photos! Never tried Wagamama but those squid look mighty fine and I loooove chilli. Have a great Halloween, though not a holiday I’ve ever gotten into celebrating.

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    1. Hey Sheree, thank you 🙂 NYC does give you wonderful photos every few seconds. The squids are exquisite. If you do go to Wagamama, it is a doozy.
      I travelled with Adi to Massachusetts and only if we were in NYC participating in the Halloween parade on Tuesday might I have considered (but then I am awfully lazy). I love my role as a voyeur. xx

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    1. Hey Natalie, thanks. If you had seen the men and women – I found out later that it was the Yale Alumni of NY meet – you would have not missed the GG feeling. It helped that they were at their snootiest best 🙂 xx

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  7. “The night was alive and we were heading with the keenness of a precision-guided missile to the ramen-laden embrace of Wagamama in the Flatiron”
    My favourite line. Although, that’s probably because Wagamama was one of my favourite places to eat when I lived in London.

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    1. Why thank you 🙂 That was a line from deep with our stomachs. You are a connoisseur of all things great if you honed in upon Wagamama as your go-to on weekends in London. Also, may I know your name?
      Just curious 🙂 Cheers.

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  8. Interesting name “Wagamama”. I’ve often been called one by my mom 😉 Lovely post and photos of the current season. Can’t wait to see a post about Christmas in New York (hint?) The store windows are so beautiful – my favorite is the one with pearls falling out of the chairs. The pink shoes are stunning! Hope you have a wonderful Halloween! – Neek

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    1. Ahahaha. I shall definitely get photos of its Christmas look before we leave for Italy and India in December, Neek. I love the grandness of the pearl display too…it is like a river of pearls! Which woman can avert her eyes? And those shoes 🙂
      Though why does your mum call you Wagamama? 😀
      And you have a fun Halloween too! xx

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  9. Thank you for a fab post. (I do miss NY so)
    And you have a NY public library card!? I am so jealous!
    Green with envy. (That building has a special meaning for me)
    I too use an alias here, particularly for restaurant reservations.
    (Bruno Martinez) 🙂 Easier.
    What IS your name? (Did I already ask you that?)
    (Oh, and thanks for the speed, I’d barely posted my last that you rang a “like”. Have a lovely day and week)
    Brian (aka)

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    1. Ahahaha. Bruno Martinez. I love the sound of that. Appropriately hispanic. Mine is Arundhati…Arundhati Roy was your pointer 🙂 I am a speedy Gonzalez on the move. Not always though, sometimes I can be as slow as a slug.
      I am quite kicked about my card 🙂 Do you have memories you can share about the NYPL?
      Also, of course, thank you for the lovely comment!

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      1. 🙂 Arundhati is a lovely name. (With a famous namesake whose book I enjoyed tremendously; felt like 100 years of solitude in India). I knew you had to be a “Star”. And about the library. I spent 3 months in NY after Grad school trying to get a job in the middle of a crisis. Every morning I would go to the bank across the street, get a bag of dimes, go to a phone booth in the library (they were still there a few years back) and spend the morning calling for job interviews… Hence the fondness for the library. Booths were rather private, one could sit down. Nice. 🙂
        Be good Arundhatiji.

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      2. Thank you Martinezji. I just felt a 100 years old with Arundhatiji but 😀 That sounds like from a different era, your experience of sitting in booths and making calls for a job…it is a dramatic memory because one know nothing beats cracking a job especially in times of recession. A bag of dimes in hand…I could actually picture you.

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      3. Martinezji?! That’s funny. Let’s say Brianji. 😉 I had no intention of pushing you ahead 80 years, ma’amji. I just find the diminutive “ji” to be very cute. How do you say father or grandfather in Hindustani?
        (And the bag of dimes… it was fun. Though I didn’t get a job, that’s when I started to love New York).
        Be good Ma’amji 😉

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      4. Papa is the same in French. I thought is was Bapu. Now dada in French is kidword for a horse, so I think I will not go for that. Martinezji may be a tad difficult for the baby to pronounce. Bapuji?
        Then be bad if it is your calling. 🙂

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      5. Baba does sound nice. I hope you keep in touch with your family as much as you can. 🙂
        Bapu sounds nice. After Gandhiji? Would be an honour… 😉
        Question: is Bengali very different from Hindustani?

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      6. Oh yes. There is no getting away from my baba and ma 😉 They are always there at the back of my mind apart from a phone call away. I visit them soon anyway so looking forward to the fights and good food.
        Bengali and Hindi are both derived from Sanskrit. There are words you find therefore common to both such as a foreign land or in our case more specifically England was referred to as Bilet in Bengali and Vilayat in Hindi. You see how the term Blighty was arrived at. Bengali is more rounded in its cadence and has a soft touch about it 🙂

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      7. I will have to search a Bengali song to listen to the rhythm. Bilet = vilayat? Weird. I think Wilaya may be an Arabic word. Means district or province in Algeria… When are you going home? End of year? Dreams of mouth-watering food? 😉

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      8. Well what do you know. They are a derivative of Wilaya. Vilayat is originally an Urdi word. And then Bilet to straight off Blighty because the British would have heard the Bengalis use it time and again. You know, Calcutta as the capital of the British Raj and all that.
        I head home at the end of this year. Food in Calcutta always makes the soul sigh with pleasure.

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      9. I am curious about Calcutta. My family stayed at Chandernagor for a good while. An uncle of my grandmother’s ran a steamer on the Hoogli. 🙂
        Delighted that you should go home end of year. I can close my eyes and see the colours and smell the spices… 🙂

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      10. Aha Chandernagore, now known as Chandannagar, and a former colony of the French where your family fits in I suppose. Lovely town I have heard from a friend who grew up there for a few years. Calcutta is an interesting mix. Can put you off or hold your heart in its Bengali fists. There is no in-between status there.
        Your relative would have had a lot of stories to tell from his days on the Hoogli. Some not too flattering 😀

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      11. My great-great-etc… grandfather arrived at Chandannagar in 1794. In the middle of the French Revolution . He married into an indigo planter family. Why not too flattering? The Hoogli sounds… very mysterious… 🙂
        Dacoïts?

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      1. I know, when I say my name (like for a coffee) – Theresa – they usually write it “Teresa”. Sometimes they ask! (“Is there an H or no H?”) For a little while I was giving my middle name, mainly to avoid the “h or no h” question, but then I decided, what the heck, just stick with Theresa and let the H go. 🙂

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