Twenty more things that make me happy: lilacs, tea and B’way tix

By Caitlin Kelly

(all photos mine)

 

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Lilacs in bloom

Looking at gorgeous (affordable!) fabric and planning projects; available for sale here.

 

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Starting Saturday mornings with reggae on WKCR, the radio station of Columbia University

Doing developpes to B.B. King live at St. Quentin my Monday morning jazz dance class

Scoring a $41 fifth-row orchestra seat for “Once”, a Broadway musical nominated for eight Tony awards (value $100+)

You can attend a mid-week matinee!
You can attend a mid-week matinee!

The tree-shaded path beside the reservoir, a five-minute drive from our home in suburban New York

This delicious macaron — named Ispahan, rose-flavored! — at Bosie’s Tea Parlor in the West Village

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Manhattan’s many subway buskers, like this literal one-man-band playing in the 42d Street station

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My Moomin mug (anything Moomin!)

 

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The visible history found in Manhattan, like this cast-iron building on Prince Street in Soho

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Found art, like the graphic design of this weathered metal piece also on  Prince Street

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Driving on the FDR — the highway on the East River of Manhattan — with tugs, barges and FDNY fireboats spouting fountains beside me

A steaming pot of fragrant tea, sipped slowly from a bone china tea cup

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A Bloody Mary and the cheese and Ritz crackers at Sardi’s sitting at the bar with my husband on a Sunday afternoon

Ritz crackers and their tart cheese spread
Ritz crackers and their tart cheese spread

Making a great Sunday lunch for dear friends

Finding bits of eccentricity where you least expect them, like this tableau in a Soho clothing store

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The comfort of small, well-loved portable pals

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Patina…on just about any surface

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Early stained glass — this, from a Philadelphia church

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Heading north/home to Canada — family, friends and vacation. Yay!

Do you speak Canadian?
Do you speak Canadian?

 And you, my dears?

21 thoughts on “Twenty more things that make me happy: lilacs, tea and B’way tix

  1. Great post and enjoyed the photos. What kind of camera or lens were you using? Lilacs are a favorite. And now … out for an a.m. walk – something that always makes me happy as I greet the day.

  2. an absolutely fab list, caitlin, as always. by the way, once is one show i would love to see live, i loved that little movie, music and all. as for me, i love getting muddy in the garden, walking in the sun, playing with grand babies and hearing them laugh, listening to music with my eyes closed, sharing a glass of red wine on a romantic date in the early evening.

  3. You had me at Broadway and Bloody Mary’s. Not to mention a macaron. You’re my kind of gal. And you’ve reminded me to have a cup of tea or glass of wine tonight and watch the sunset. Thank you.

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