Monday, May 21, 2012

Scenes from the weekend

This was my birthday weekend, which was great fun for me, not so much for Petey! He got stuck at home  with the dog walker for much of Saturday, as I went out for brunch with out-of-town friends, shopping, dinner and theater! (If any of you are headed for New York this summer, book tickets now for "Peter and the Starcatcher" - it is fabulous and sure to win a few Tonys as it is nominated for 9!)

After shaking off a bit of "champagne head" from the night before, I headed off to the dog run with Petey on a glorious cloudless Sunday morning. Walking through the Meatpacking District on the way to the run, we came across a stop on the Top Chef tour.

We watched Season 3 champion Hung Huynh and Antonia Lofaso from Season 4 do a cooking demonstration/quickfire challenge which was fun, but Petey was much more interested in getting to the tennis balls at the dog run.

Love this pale green bike parked outside Beasty Feast. Wonder how Petey would feel about riding around in a basket bedecked with flowers?

Late Sunday afternoon, watching a front move in from the southeast, from the roofdeck of my building. This is the view looking south, where you can see the World Trade Center/Freedom tower rising above the other buildings.

Friends from Hilton Head enjoying the view looking uptown and some cold pink prosecco with little cakes from the Chocolate Tree.

To the east, Soho and the East Village bathed in the low western sunlight.

A view towards the Empire State Building.

And all this time, Petey had to hang out all by himself in my apartment. No fair!

He did seem to enjoy this particular birthday card I received!

Are these pin-up girls for Cairn Terrier boys?

Whatever...I think he's going to keep it under his pillow.


Jake of Florida said...

Happy Birthday!!!No better place to spend it than in Manhattan!

Joan and the Barkalots

Bouncing Bertie said...

Happy Birthday Jane. Love those photos of the Manhattan skyline in the low late afternoon light.
Petey will have sweet dreams with those girls under his pillow.

Gus said...

We think that if anydog can carry off a basket decked with flowers it is Petey!

gussie n teka

Maxmom said...

Hi there Jane,
Wishing you a truly happy,belated birthday. Looks like you had fun. What spectacular views you have!
At the moment we are enjoying the SA "Masterchef" series on our TV channels. There's something about food that gets everyone talking. :)
Sending lotsaluv to you and "tennis-ball-Petey"

Clive said...

Only catching up now on your blog posts and I know we wished you a Happy Birthday already - but more belated birthday wishes!

Those photos on your roofdeck brought back lots of happy memories! The views are amazing! Sorcha and Murray still talk about them!

take care
Clive & Co

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World of Animals, Inc said...

Happy Birthday!!! This looks like such a wonderful time and place to celebrate this a great birthday. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos. Have a fantastic rest of your week.
World of Animals