NEW SHOES AND NYC

OK, what I’m about to share with you sounds very exciting.  And it was.  But bear in mind, this is not normal living for me.

A couple of weeks ago, my sister and her husband send me a plane ticket and an invitation to come to New York City for two short but wonderful days.  We will do, my sister promises, anything I want.  So we head into NYC first thing Friday morning. We meet my agent, Barbara Braun, at a hip but cozy little restaurant near Greenwich Village called Danal around 10:30 am. We eat scrambled eggs with spinach and Manchego cheese and chat about everything from the recently received galleys of The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove to the third book, The Funeral Dress, still very much underway. We talk about the new shoes I want to shop for and the moo doo (yes, cow shit) that Barbara and her hubby will be spreading on their garden in the days to come. We share stories about our children and thoughts about the state of the publishing industry.

My agent, Barbara Braun, and me leaving Danal.

And when we finally leave the restaurant, it is well after 1:00 pm. We hug goodbye and then my sister and I run in and out of every boutique on Fifth Avenue.  And, at last, with a new pair of silver flats on my feet, we jump in a taxi and head up to Random House to say a quick hello. Of course, when I step into the lobby, I feel my knees buckle a bit.  It is simple but grand all at the same time. And some of the greatest, most important literary works are shelved in thick glass cases lining the walls to my left and right. As a writer, I admire them, am inspired by them and very much humbled by them.

We leave Random House and head to a swank but casual restaurant in the theater district.  We have a martini and talk about the day.  My adorable niece joins us, and Kelsey Grammer walks in and sits down at a table nearby.  He looks good and tan and I wonder if he’d mind if I said hello.  I have another martini instead.

The theater tickets are waiting for us at will call, my sister reminds me.  So we pay our tab and head a few blocks east to the The Black Box Theatre at The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.  We’re there to see Good ‘Ol Girls, the new musical based on the writings of Lee Smith and Jill McCorkle.  My sister has bought the best seats in the house, she tells me.  And she’s right.  The theater is small, intimate, and we are on the front row. I was three feet from the stage and I felt that the actors were in my house performing just for me.

Good 'Ol Girls will run until April 12th.

After the performance, we walk to our car, pose for a quick pic in Times Square and then leave New York and the day behind.

Somewhere near the Newark airport, we hit the biggest pothole EVER, blow a tire and damage two others.  But even still, it was a PERFECT day!

Thank you Hall and Tom.

Love,

Susan

My sister, Hall, and her daughter, Hannah, celebrate the day with me.

Posted April 5, 2010 at 1:00 pm · 8 comments · Leave a Comment

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    What a fun way to spend the day! I'd love to see the shoes you bought!
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