We wish we visited our friends in Brooklyn more often; what a treat to catch up with them.
There was yummy food on every corner and deep conversation to match.
I got to meet my friend Alix’s new baby girl Thea as we traipsed around the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. We weren’t in a rush. We ate lunch outside, chatted about the challenges of early motherhood and moved in and out of the impressive indoor ecosystems. Alix knits Thea’s clothes and is one of the most resourceful, creative, calm moms I know.
We stayed with our dear friends Goldie and Bethany: fun, gracious hosts who live right across the street from a fabulous farmer’s market we love to visit.
And brunched with other dear ones, Brendon, Angela, Oliver and baby Oona on the way.
On Sunday we went to Manhattan to see the Chris Burden exhibit at the New Museum.
Followed by hot chocolate at Vosges.
And we walked, shopped and did I mention–eat?
Lou Reed passed away the weekend we were visiting. We all feel the loss of this true icon. His wife Laurie Anderson wrote this potent obituary:
“To our neighbors:
What a beautiful fall! Everything shimmering and golden and all that incredible soft light. Water surrounding us.
Lou and I have spent a lot of time here in the past few years, and even though we’re city people this is our spiritual home.
Last week I promised Lou to get him out of the hospital and come home to Springs. And we made it!
Lou was a tai chi master and spent his last days here being happy and dazzled by the beauty and power and softness of nature. He died on Sunday morning looking at the trees and doing the famous 21 form of tai chi with just his musician hands moving through the air.
Lou was a prince and a fighter and I know his songs of the pain and beauty in the world will fill many people with the incredible joy he felt for life. Long live the beauty that comes down and through and onto all of us.”