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I *heart* NYC…

OK. I will admit. The first time I went to NYC? I hated it. Really hated it.

But then I went with my dear friend Nichol and met up with Kelly there. And it all changed. I now love it.

Those who know me well know that I am one of those people who never stops. Never sits. Never relaxes. My mind is always running and thinking of "what do I need to do next." Constantly. Then I went to St. John in the Caribbean and my mind was able to rest for the first time ever. (Especially when on a boat.) I could only find rest in the islands.

Until NYC. I think the hustle and bustle of the city keeps my mind for over-thinking. Instead there is so much to see and hear and do. It is a great escape for me.

Therefore, I have been there twice in a few weeks. ๐Ÿ™‚ I decided to take Kay this last weekend and she loved it so VERY much. This was especially meaningful to me because Kay got to meet Kelly. Kelly is such a strong, smart, independent, adventurous, joyful, loving gal – exactly the type of person I see/hope Kay grows into.  Seeing them next to each other? Made my heart happy…

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I love the little flower shops scattered throughout the city…

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I also love the oasis-like parks in the city. LOVE them. My favorite is Bryant Park. This was in Madison Square Park…

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(I get a lot of questions about that necklace. Jana gave it to me for my birthday. So fun. You can find HERE.)

I LOVE the flowers in these parks…

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(By the way – that dress Kay is wearing? We both bought it. We wear the same size dress, but I didn't want to share – ha.)

Kay and I also like all the restaurants where you can eat outside basically on the sidewalk. So fun to people-watch…

062110 NYC Kay Dinner 

And the shows. Broadway has a way of grabbing your soul and drawing you back. We saw Wicked (Kay's fave), Chicago and Promises Promises (my fave – second time seeing it). Kelly got us to go to the stage doors to meet the actors afterward. LOVED this. Something so cool about it. Here is a picture of Sean Hayes (from Will and Grace) that Kelly took…

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Sean was SO kind.  And Tony Goldwyn from Dexter, Ghost, etc…

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Kristen Chenoweth was in Promises Promises, too, but we couldn't wait any longer for her – had to catch a plane.

I wasn't going to share photos from this trip here (I feel I have shared too many non-crafting things lately) but several people requested them. I know I love seeing people's travel shots. ๐Ÿ™‚

Ah… I *heart* NYC… and I never thought I would say that.

I will be back tomorrow with a crafty post. Night!