Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Saturday Night Live the Exhibition in New York City

Saturday Night Live might be over on TV but the Exhibition is living at 417 Fifth Avenue (between 37th & 38th Streets) in New York City. 40 years of funny bizarreness all under one roof. Definitely a must see so grab your ticket there or purchase from the website here: (SNL Exibition)

So follow me through a slide of SNL we go!

We are walking through the SNL studio doors to sit and watch a short clip of 40 Years of funny magic!

Church Lady
As soon as a show was done planning started for the following Saturday. They have broken it down day by day how the process works. 

The below table is a screen where a projector shows the creative team working with actual scripts and then it switches to them passing papers around and then lunch and dinner. Amazing how there is also conversation going on as the show is being created.

You can sit on the Wayne's World Set and take a picture. This set just made me laugh out loud.
Wayne's World Set

Dooneese Costume

Me Grace at the Jeopardy game
reproduction of the Studio "Minds"
After walking around and looking at the sets you are ushered to the "Studio 8H" where a virtual screen brings you Tina Fey as your host and she introduces different acts on side screens that make you feel as they are really there with you. At the end there is a farewell to a great 40 years of SNL. 
Tina Fey

Some of the acts that do a small musical or comedy clip.

 When you are done you can take a picture at the "Weekend Update" Set and pick who you want to sit and do the news with.
 There is a great SNL store for every fan and if you were never a fan you will be after this "SNL Exhibition"!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

La Granouille and Gigi on Broadway Birthday- in NYC

In May I was taken out to dinner at La Granouille and to see a play "An American in Paris" in New York City. As I walked up to La Granouille at 3 East 52nd Street and thought how could this be? It is not a grand outside facade. As I walked in and met my date I thought I had stepped into a magical fairytale. The pink flowers and tree branches felt as if I just walked into a beautiful painting. We were seated side by side and I did not ever take my eyes off of the amazing flower display. The menu had so many fabulous choices of French Food which made the final decision difficult to make. (you will see our choices were the exact same and neither would change so we could share) Everything  was delicious and the presentation and service were impeccable. We ate every last speck of food and crumb on the plate! Merci La Granouille

Mushroom and Truffle Souffle to start

The picture of our Pan seared Fillet of Beef with Darphin Potatoes came out dark but it was amazing.

Hot Chocolate Torte with Vanilla Custard Sauce

these amazing truffles are complimentary and wonderful

Then off to see Gigi, Staring Vanessa Hudgens at the Neil Simon Theatre. It was fun and lighthearted. Vanessa of course sang beautifully. It was lovely to watch her on set. This was a perfect ending to a fabulous "French" birthday .....

Cory Cott as  Gaston Lachaille

Vanessa Hudgens as Gigi

This play is now closed but if you want to have a French Evening definitely go see "An American in Paris" 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hello Kitty Sculpture in New York City

Hello Kitty is in New York City on 47th Street and 2nd Avenue until September 13. I went in May and I was so thrilled to see see her in her glory. Kitty is a 9 feet tall hallowed out sculpture created by Sebastian Masuda. Children their families are encouraged to add an object into the Hello Kitty Time Capsule. This project started in Miami  last year and after September 13 the exhibit will move to Amsterdam then the Sculptures will reunite in 2020 in Tokyo for the Summer Olympics.

Funny story: I looked around and there was no one around to take my picture a bunch of business men walked out of the building ignoring my smile and camera in hand ready to approach them, then there was a bottle collector with a grocery cart filled with bags of bottles and cans, so I was getting frustrated but laughed at myself. How could I not find someone? So I see 3 people chatting nearby and I ask the man if he would mind snapping a picture of me and this amazing sculpture. Well they all looked at me like I was insane. I was taken aback, I did apologize for the interruption why were they staring at me like that? Well one of the ladies laughed and said This is "Sebastian Masuda" the Artist. I said "oh this is lovely piece of art and asked can you take a picture of me and her?" (Seriously) Well the woman who told me he was the artist said "I will take the picture of the two of you!" And so I got the honor of having my picture taken with the Artist. lol

Friday, June 5, 2015

Flying Tiger Copenhagen Fun Store in NYC

A fun new quirky store that carries so many fun items has opened in the Flatiron District in NYC and it is called Flying Tiger Copenhagen. It is located at 920 Broadway and 21st Street. It reminds me of an upscale Dollar Store but with cuter items and yes, everything is priced $1 and up truthfully I did not see much double digits but will go back and check it out further and call it "research"! I randomly took pictures and missed so much because I wanted it all and was overwhelmed; in a good way. I heard that they change items often and can not wait to go back. If you are in NYC you definitely need to put this on your list but they also have many locations around the world! Ok everyone lets browse........
everyone needs a pink desk bell 

cute hole punches perfect for scrapbooking and planners

cute on the go supplies

1 package of 5 notebooks for $3 seriously? Did we leave NY?

Love this face notebook

more books for travelers journals or Listers Gotta List

another notebook

Page Markers

heart toilet paper!!! 

This pad has the sweetest scrapbook crafting papers for $1

Mustache everything 

a real carrot sharpener seriously? Rachael Ray do you have this??

gift boxes

house shaped sticky notes

a dry erase TV - Cute

For Big Flies 

I bought this to hang in my craft room hold rubber stamps

Cute Hobby Pins for scrapbooking, decorating and planner

What does the Fox say?? 

Metal house shelf

They have every shape candle and color but I chose to take pics of PINK

frames and  telephone bank

glasses and mustache attached in the frame wear the glasses and hold frame up



look at the pretty bathroom door

tray and house tea cozy

a tattoo oven mitt with pink nails - love it

Dustpans and brush and sweet dishwashing gloves

hands up!! - Jewelry holder or scratcher.....hahaha

adorbs clips

you can purchase totes to put all your goodies in and come back and bring it

strawberry gift box

Strawberry lights

Cloud Sticky notes great for scrapbooking and planner or journals 

The best cookies Ever! $4 come on....

Locations, locations, locations

I bought lip magnets and going to glue some on paperclips

plastic bag they gave

phew last picture.....attach this to a bottle and it is a pencil sharpener 
Going to link this up to Pink Saturday for all my Pinkness. So make sure you visit Beverly from How Sweet the Sound for all her Pink Saturday fun. xoox