It finally felt like winter here in New York this week and I love it. Everyone looks the same: waddling, puffed up, red-nosed, exhausted. And it's saved by great coats, fireplaces, cozy hotel lobbies, hot cocoa and tea, and that blast of hot air you get when you walk over a street vent.
Christmas trees are piled up all over the city and I found this especially large dumping ground of them in Washington Square Park: Where Christmas Trees Go To Die (Above).
This week, I loved:
- JAPADOG now open in New York! JAPADOG holds court in one of my favorite cities, Vancouver, and serves hot dogs with Japanese toppings, like wasabi mayo, seawood, rice, and cabbage. A JAPADOG is really, really good.
- WSJ: The 27 Rules of Conquering The Gym: I want to be friends with the author, Jason Gay. Each rule is hilarious and true. "No one in the history of gyms has ever lost a pound while reading "The New Yorker" and slowly pedaling a recumbent bicycle. No one."
- Holly Golightly's House from Breakfast at Tiffany's is up for sale on the Upper East Side
- Prince Phillip (Queen Elizabeth II's husband) was in the news recently for being rushed to the hospital over Christmas. I found this piece on his 90 Gaffes in 90 Years extremely funny and a little bit disturbing. How has he gotten away with saying some of these things?! For example:
"If you stay here much longer, you will go home with slitty eyes." To 21-year-old British student Simon Kerby during a visit to China in 1986.
"We don't come here for our health. We can think of other ways of enjoying ourselves." During a trip to Canada in 1976.
"You could do with losing a little bit of weight." To hopeful astronaut, 13-year-old Andrew Adams.
And 87 other amusing snippets...
- If you've wanted to see inside Donald Trump's massive penthouse, here are pictures from an interview with Melania on Refinery 29. It's too...um...gold...for my taste, but has a great Central Park view!