As a small departure from my usual topic of showbiz life, I'd like to dedicate this entry to the one who makes my showbiz life possible - and impossible. The one who drew me out of the Redwoods and into the thick of the jungle. The one who always bites me back, chews me up, spits me out and keeps me coming back for more. The one who I go home to every night, and wake up with every morning. The one who I can't seem to live without, with whom I've had some of my highest highs and lowest lows and made secrets and made love. The one who I love even when she doesn't love me.
Yup - I am talking about NEW YORK CITY, people. Bright lights, dark depths, infamy and independence, this one is for you. New York and I have been together for 7 years. We've just had our anniversary, and I'm celebrating by enjoying the beauty of this place during my favorite time of year.
Ah, the glory of a New York City September; the cooling air delivers sweeter smells including rain and coffee, and pumpkin-flavored everything appears on menus from starbucks to fancy french bistros with baskets hanging from the ceiling. It's the perfect time of year for a sunset stroll on the Highline, an al fresco bottle of wine on a broad avenue near Washington Square, or a hot toddy party on the rooftop.
If you're like me and on a shoestring budget, it can start to feel like many of the pleasure of living in a place like New York are out of reach. But that doesn't have to be true! In honor of this, the most glamorous and crisp and romantic season in the city I love to call my home, I've compiled an ode in list form of some of my favorite Autumn in New York things. Most are friendly to my shoestring budget, and a good example of how my concrete mistress spoils me even when I have nothing in my pocket: