Kirsty Greenwood โข Author
Central Park Manhatan
It was a day of the highest highs and the lowest lows. We had a long lie in, which let my unfortunate darling feet recover from the endless plodding and had me feeling refreshed for all that was to come.
The venue for lunch was an actual american diner! The Metro Diner is a traditional art deco style place on the Upper West Side with lovely little booths, endless hot coffee and classic american dishes. Edd and I shared a vanilla shake with two straws, and felt very 1950s cute about it. The sweet vibe was broken, however, when a woman walked past the diner window, dragging a small suitcase and wearing a smart ivory silk blouse on the top half and on the bottom half? Nothing but a pair of black knickers wedged up her bum. It was like sheโd just left the house in a rush and completely forgotten to put the rest of her clothes on!
Bouyed up by our view of a real live authentic New York ass, we mooched down Broadway to a Barnes and Noble so I could get some books. I saw my friend Rosie Walshโs brilliant new book โGhostedโ in the window and proudly snapped some pics to send her. Bought myself a novel, a memoir and a self help book called โGirl, Wash Your Faceโ and lounged amongst the bookshelves for a bit of a read with all the other lovely nerds who were doing the same thing.
Carried on down Broadway so that I could go to Zabarโs โ the UWS institution of a grocery store and my excitement was significantly dimmed when I caught sight of a human poo on the street. Edd said it probably just belonged to a large dog but he was trying to make me feel better. When you know you know.
Tried to rescue the mood by buying some poppy seed bagels, a Zabarโs tea towel and a Zabarโs tote bag at Zabars, just in case anyone in my life ever doubted I had visited Zabarโs.
The bagels were not as good as expected and the viewing of the poo was still on my mind. A real low point. So that evening instead of staying in as we had planned, we decided to go out and cheer ourselves up by going to watch Shakespeare in the Park.
Reader, it was one of the very best things Iโve ever seen in my life. Sitting in the middle of Central Park on (continued in comments)