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Friday, September 19, 2014

Outdoor Fall Tablescape and a "Beautiful" Day

Fall Tablescape --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Are the temperatures starting to drop 
in your neck of the woods?

It's definitely cooling down around here,
but not enough to pack away my flip flops just yet.

The mornings have been downright chilly,
but the afternoons?
Delightful!

While the afternoons are still mild,
it's nice to take a meal outside,
and so, I was inspired to do an outdoor fall tablescape.

Fall Tablescape --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Nippy mornings and warm afternoons are fine,
it's just that I have no idea how to dress, 
especially if I'm going to be out all day...
like Wednesday, for instance.
 It was a jacket-on, jacket-off kind of day.

Fall Tablescape --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

 I had to be in New York City super-early...
 for an appointment on the Upper East Side.
It was almost chilly enough for a scarf.
Oh, get this - I'm walking up Lexington Ave. 
towards 78th Street, when I bumped into a friend. 
Remember I told you that crazy story 
about running into my sister?
I'm on a roll!

Fall Tablescape --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

From there, I hopped on a subway and headed down to Soho for a hair appointment, brow tweezing, and cosmetics shopping.
Once I was cut, colored, plucked and made-over, 
I felt like a new person!

"You make me feel...you make me feel like a natural woman."

Fall Tablescape --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes  
I was able to squeeze in a quick stop at the San Gennaro festival in Little Italy, for some lunch.
 It was early...the perfect time to go and avoid all the crowds.
I have to admit, I did indulge.
So what if I felt like a porker...
it was worth every bite! 

Fall Tablescape --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

 About 5pm, I headed up to midtown 
to meet my sister for dinner at Haru in Times Square.
 We had Sake-tinis at the bar...
 (oh, and some food, too)...
 ...and then, we walked down the street 
to the Steven Sondheim Theater to see the Broadway show,  
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical...
which was my sister's birthday gift to me!

Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

The show was outstanding!
If you are headed to New York,
and want to see a Broadway show, I highly recommend it!

Fall Tablescape --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

It was a perfect day...until the drive home.
I waited 15 minutes for my car, 
and then they brought me the wrong one!
It was very nice - I should have taken it.



Once I got the right car, I was zipping along, 
singing to the radio,
until I hit traffic on the West Side Highway
while I was still pretty far from the GW Bridge.
What the what? It was 10:00pm!

Where did everyone come from?
Doesn't anyone stay home at night?
With lyrics from the show fresh in my mind,
I couldn't help thinking...

"So Far Away...doesn't anybody stay in one place anymore... "

Fall Tablescape --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Eventually, I made it to the bridge -- 
Really?... the upper level is CLOSED?
That meant I had to take a roundabout way to the parkway.
Grrrr...
  I wound my way around to an alternate parkway entrance, 
to be greeted with the sign...
Entrance Closed.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?


"Sometimes I wonder if I'm ever gonna make it Home Again...
It's so far and out of sight..."
 
Fall Tablescape --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

I finally pulled into the driveway at 11:00pm. 
It felt so good to be back home after a long... 

but "Beautiful" day in the city.

Fall Tablescape --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

"Till I'm home again and feeling right.
I wanna be home again and feeling right."

Have a "Beautiful" weekend!



Linking With:
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Weekend Bloggy Reading 
Feathered Nest Friday 
Home Sweet Home 
Simple and Sweet Friday
Best of the Weekend 
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Tweak It Tuesday 
A Return To Loveliness 
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