Sunday, May 9, 2010
WHATEVER LOLA WANTS...
Yep, that’s the name of this white cute fluff - Lola.
This couple (and Lola of course!) represents a typical weekend mood on a warm sunny morning in Manhattan. Yes, during the week the dress code is restricted (although not as it is in some other countries) and the pace is … well, fast. The weekends though are relaxed, both in the appearance and in the choice of activities.
Weekend brunch (a late breakfast flowing slowly into lunch) at a table outside on a sidewalk is very often the best time to catch up with friends and family. I definitely prefer sitting outside: yes, my giant dog issue:). My favorite neighborhoods for this are West Village and Nolita. These areas are completely different from what we all are used to whenever we imagine Manhattan – no skyscrapers, no wide avenues. On the contrary, buildings are low, the ambiance is more “neighborhoody”, the cafés are plenty, and the little boutiques tend to have a name on them rather than the title of some behemoth fashion chain. Love it! Would I prefer to live there? No! My aforementioned giant dog needs her “backyard” – Central Park. We are happy though that we have downtown for such needed doze of calming bliss.