I seem to start slower each day. As we didn't even get back to the apartment until after 1 a.m. last night, we all slept in. It was 10:30 a.m. for me which is absolutely unheard of. By the time I took care of business and got some writing done it was too late to do most of the things on my list, but one - my meeting with Nova Lorraine, fashion designer and the founder of Raine Magazine.
It's hard to believe we've been working together almost 5 years and have never met. To say I was really looking forward to it is an understatement, I only wish it could have been longer. But you take what you can get. I was really lucky that she picked Pershing Square's Central Cafe which was not only right on one of the Metro lines from Brooklyn, but it was right across from Grand Central Station!
It was great to have a chat face to face in the limited hour she had, but as with all business women who wear many shoes, her phone demanded her attention constantly. In NYC to take care of many things, she handled all the ado with ease and a smile on her face. I loved her from the minute I met her - she's a hugger just like me fortunately - and I hope we get to work together a long time. My regret - I FORGOT TO PULL OUT MY CAMERA AND GET A PICTURE! Who knows when I'll get the opportunity again?
|Love the guy in the lower middle posing|
with arms spread wide. A photo
moment or he is utterly lost!
My little travel camera struggled with the lighting in such an enormous space, but I adjusted them as best I could and had to pull a few images off the internet as well. There was a central information kiosk and the old ticketing windows were still being used. Then there was an upper balcony you could walk around to view it all. A large room on the way to one of the exits sported several beautiful chandeliers like in the photo on the left below.
To quote Arnold Schwarzenegger - "I'll be back."