Live from New York, it’s Thursday morning

I’m in New York right now, waking up in the poshest hotel in existence. Even the hotel employees are hipsters, and I think there is some serious irony that Real Simple has put up five women who have “traded style for comfort” at this hotel. I’m just saying.

Everyone here at this hotel is skinny, gorgeous and super cool and hip in that is-he-gay-or-is-he-European way.

I spent hours walking in the city last evening, past the midtown office dwellers springing free at 6 p.m., past the faux-handbag guys packing up their wares, past the Ritz-Carlton and Plaza Hotel bordering the park, over to the east side and my favorite cupcake store, skirting the hot mess of Times Square and grabbing a slice of pizza. I got a pedicure, I poked my head in the Apple store, I wondered why FAO Schwartz was closed at 7 p.m. and all the while I realized that this was the first time I had left the house without a diaper bag since 2004.

Time to hit the showers, photo shoot at 10 a.m.!

P.S. They want a “before” photo, I am CRINGING

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12 Responses to “Live from New York, it’s Thursday morning”

  1. Molly Says:

    AHhh I’m so excited for you! I cannot wait to see the shots. Have fun!

  2. Ashley Says:

    oh boy….before photos are tough but something tells me BOTH will be goregous. good luck!

  3. Kate Says:

    Sorry I missed you last night, but I had a feeling you’d enjoy a night to yourself!

  4. Amily Says:

    Can’t wait to see/hear all about this Real Simple adventure!! What fun!

  5. apple cyder Says:

    The Hudson is great. Love the pool room behind the lobby and the rooftop. Great drinks at the bar. (I used to live a much more glamorous work life….)

    GOOD LUCK!

  6. Jayne Says:

    Anna, I am so envious that you are now beating me in the Real Simple appearances category! The cupcakes sound good, too. Have fun!

  7. The Casual Perfectionist Says:

    Oh, good luck! Or break a leg! Or whatever you’re supposed to say in a situation like this! 🙂

  8. MelodyA. Says:

    That is the coolest thing ever.

  9. Toonsis Says:

    Have a great time & Enjoy it all! The place looks beautiful ! Can’t wait to see the photos and hear more about it! Good Luck! Wish I was there : }

  10. carrie Says:

    Holy cow – is that so fun or what?? I seriously cannot wait for the RS magazine to show up in my mailbox! (and to hear all about the behind-the-scenes stuff, too!)

  11. Christina Says:

    Man, I am loving living it up vicariously through you!! You’d better share every dirty little secret with us, your faithful following!

  12. Stephanie Says:

    How come I didn’t get to stay in a posh hotel!? Your trip to NYC sounds amazing so far and I can’t wait to see those photos! We will be the stars of July 2008!

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