There’s a Sphinx in the front yard…

“Which creature has one voice
and yet becomes four-footed
and two-footed
and three-footed?”
“Man—who crawls on all fours as a baby,
then walks on two feet as an adult,
and then uses a walking stick in old age”.

“There are two sisters:
one gives birth to the other
and she, in turn, gives birth to the first.
Who are the two sisters?”

“day and night”

Photos: dievca Hudson Yards - outside of the 7 subway station 10/2019

A cortado to start the Day!


Good Morning!
Good Week!
Good Cortado from Mercado Little Spain-Hudson Yards!


with head cocked…it looks like a bird

Beak jutting out.
Round belly.
Crested head.

Standing upright.
Dubbing it – “The Bird”
Do you see it?

Photos: Dog – stock, Building in Hudson Yards NYC – dievca 05/2019


You may not look good, but you feel good! (and something of use)

dievca had dinner at the Zodiac Room in Neiman Marcus Hudson Yards. It was a soft opening and the restaurant was empty.  There were unlimited Popovers and dievca’s sparkling rosés were filled to the brim. All in all, a lovely evening.

What dievca wore:

She may not have looked good (she thinks she did), but she felt fabulous!

They had Popovers galore — and dievca knows that popovers are not good on the 2nd day, but she took one home to try again… Hmmm, did they give her the strawberry butter? Hah! They did!

On her way out of the store — dievca loved this sweatshirt (left), but it is handmade and $450…

And the Big Apple Le Creuset is cute (right), but it cannot compete with the one that dievca’s friend gave her for her birthday,,,

She has used it like crazy!

Did dievca tell you about her friend packing the Le Creuset dutch oven in her suitcase, coming from Europe and TSA thinking it was a —- well, something of interest. When dievca opened up her gift it was wrapped heavily in TSA tape.

Something Useful:

Le Creuset ® Caribbean Blue 6.75-Qt. Oval Dutch Oven

Where was Master?  He had friends in from the West Coast and they needed attention.
Not dievca’s worry, Thank goodness… instead she was heavily into the sparkling rosé.
Hiccup~


the egg, the hive, the nanotube, the bowl….


dievca has watched this “thing” grow in the Hudson Yards for the past year.

The word “Vessel” never came to her mind…

11/30/2018

12/22/2018

 

“The Thomas Heatherwick–designed structure has been controversial, as some have likened its shape to a doner kebab, while others believe it could be New York’s Eiffel Tower.”
~Nick Mafi, Architectual Digest

Her free tickets to the “Vessel” are for today at 10:00 am – she will let you know how it goes~ (i.e. coronary from climbing all the stairs, stress from the crowds, confusion at the design.) 

Note: Master didn’t want to go — he needs to get work done, so he’s waiting until you don’t need tickets.

What dievca is wearing:

After the Vessel, she is hopping on the 7 train to Grand Central where she will catch the Metro-North to Garrison. The Arden Point-Hudson Highlands State Park offers a simple 3.7 mile hike. Weather is showing no rain and temperatures up to 58F / 15C. Should be nice!

Photos: Related - Oxford and dievca

How do you clean interior windows in NYC?

dievca was walking by one of the corporate headquarter buildings in NYC:  (SAP, L’Oreal, BCG, plus Tapestry – the new Coach, Kate Spade, Stuart Weitzman umbrella group, etc.) and spotted them cleaning the interior windows with a boom lift.

Pretty cool.

Wonder where they store the lift after usage ~

Photo: dievca NYC 01/2018