Spending time in New York City for work right now and I’m struck at what a west coast, goretex loving, function over fashion prioritizing, tech nerd I’ve become. It’s even more stark because, somehow, someway, this highly unfashionable person ended up in the middle of ridiculously high style.
No, seriously, I mean it. I’m staying at the Standard (the hotel renown for initially not having curtains – they now do – sorry folks) and the NY Food & Wine Festival is happening all around the hotel. In fact, I had breakfast this morning in the hotel at the table next to Bobby Flay and Melissa D’Arabian (the winner of the next Iron Chef 2 seasons ago). We came out of the restaurant and saw Guy Fieri, Tyler Florence and Roger Mooking – all Food Network stars – hanging out.
All that said – despite the fashion and food, I was able to skirt the event and walk along a “new” feature in NYC – the Highline Trail – a converted train track now a beautiful, albeit short, trail. It was during that walk that I finally felt a little taste of home. Whew! Oh – and most people had sneakers on the trail, not the 6 inch stilettos that everyone seemed to be teetering atop last night as I walked around the meat-packing district.
Gotta love New York!