14 November 2010

NYC: Manicures, Mad Men and Macau

State plates spotted: 32
Mad Men locations visited: 4

Post-run yesterday, we all headed for Bloomie Nails, our favourite manicure place, so Mum and I could get manicures and Dad a pedicure. Afterwards, I did a little shopping and then walked to 405 Madison Avenue—according to Time Out the address of the Sterling Cooper offices but now a Chase bank.

We went uptown for a great burger at Shake Shack—fortunately, Maman ordered a peanut butter shake so I could try some of hers; I wouldn't have managed my own—and then a browse of Green Flea, a flea and craft market.

I then received an early birthday present: a new camera, as recommended by David Pogue and hurried home to charge it in time for cocktails on the glorious rooftop bar of the Peninsula Hotel. I hadn't even learned to use most of the settings on the S95 but it already takes amazing pictures so I'm very happy.

Then, it was dinner with some family friends at Bar Americain where I just had time for pumpkin soup and a lovely filet mignon before we headed down to TriBeCa, where we happened upon B Flat, a cool, jazz-themed basement bar in Tribeca where I tried an appropriate Autumn Leaves. Afterwards we joined some friends in Macau, a cool bar just up the street; Josh Hartnett was in recently but not last night, sadly.

Thanks to subway incompetence, I didn't make it home until 2.30 and was up at 8.30 this morning to run. In the circumstances (four cocktails and a glass of wine), I don't feel too bad.

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