This city does not sleep.
Times Square is a living entity. The energy is amazing. The sites invigorating and the crowds pulsing. The scents, the textures, the sounds of it are incomparable. I will never forget Tuesday night when we turned the corner from our hotel and experienced the wow of Times Square in full neon living color. Pictures, video, paintings, nothing can adequately describe it.
The food is as unique as the people. I thought I knew what authentic Italian was. Turns out I can learn a lot.
Last night we went the Hilton Theater (lovely intimate setting) and saw THE PIRATE QUEEN a Broadway show based on the life of Grace O’Malley. It brought many people to tears (Allison Brennan and Sylvia Day come to mind :)). I sucked it up. After the show and taking a gazillion pictures in front of the marquee, mom, aunty, daughter, Allison, Rocki, Sylvia and I had dinner at the fabulous Bond 45 restaurant. I have never seen such an extensive (and delicious) antipasto bar. It was 1:30 when we came up to our room, then us girls sat around and chatted. It was almost 4 a.m. before I hit the sack. Of course I missed the first speaker this am. Sleep depravation aside, I wasn’t’ feeling well. I took some drugs jumped in the shower and made it down by 10:30.
After meetings today, me and my girls are going to hit Times Square hard, have a piece of cheesecake at Juniors, then Mario our driver (who I am not sure if we adopted him or he adopted us) will be taking us down to the village for dinner. Mario has been a major source of comfort for me. Knowing he has taken a very personal and protective interest in the four of us, I don’t find myself worrying while I am in conference and my favorite ladies are out on the town with him. Speaking of my fave ladies, my daughter just called from Tiffanies to tell me about a charm she just had to have! lol, she described it and I told her I had to have one too! Thank you lord for inventing credit cards.
Well, it’s time to get back to the conference. More later!