Sunday, November 2, 2014
A Gathering of the Clans - When Bloggers Intersect
Last week, we posted on the Manhattan Vintage Show and featured photos of two fellow bloggers we met over the internet with whom we've become friends: Shelley, the Forest City Fashionista and Patti of Not Dead Yet Style. Click on their links to view coverage of some of their New York adventures.
At last week's show, Elisa Goodkind, part of the brain trust behind StyleLikeU, took the above photo of the six of us (left to right): Tziporah Salamon; Patti (Not Dead Yet Style); Shelley (Forest City Fashionista); Jean and Valerie, and Tim John.
Patti joined us at the Metropolitan Pavilion just after getting off a plane from Florida, and headed back to meet her husband after the show. Shelley joined us for cocktails at Casa Lever, nestled in the first building in so-called International Style for commercial purposes. (The United Nations was the first ever, but not for commercial purposes.) We all had variations of the Frida Kahlo margarita and delicious snacks (sliders and parmigian french fries). It was an added treat to sit and relax and go over the highlights of Shelley's trip before she left the next morning to fly back to Toronto. Added important plus about Casa Lever: in addition to making creative and flavorful drinks with interesting ingredients, for the most part, you can actually hear what your dining companions are saying - without shouting!
Since Patti was staying for a full week. we made plans to meet her for cocktails yesterday afternoon, at The Standard Hotel's Cafe on the Bowery. Patti had red wine, Valerie had mulled red wine and Jean had a Hey Papa (minus the red wine, but with blanco tequila, jalapeno agave and lime). We talked about everything from our pets to Rene Zellweger's new look to this Tuesday's elections to Ebola quarantines. The conversation got quite lively after we added caffeine to the equation, of the latte and cappuccino variety. (Photo courtesy of our waitress.) Time sure flies when you're having fun. Before we knew it, the sky was growing dark and evening was fast approaching. We bid Patti bon voyage on her trip home and look forward to her next visit in May.
Who knew when we started our adventure in blogging that it would provide opportunities to connect with wonderful women of a certain age in Canada and Florida (and let's not forget our friend Judith, the Style Crone, in Denver)? It's an added and unexpected benefit that pays untold dividends.