Where to begin? First I must say the predominant word in my life right now and for most of last week has been "overwhelmed". Not just by the conference and hustle and bustle of the city, but by the swag and the impossible task of managing a tight schedule of parties and meet-ups that occurred throughout the city.
Somehow I managed, but not after meeting up with some of my blog friends, first of which was Kari. She's so adorable and full of life! Here she is posing before we went on a Sex and the City Tour, which was fabulous.
I also met the very sweet and intriguing Liz of A Nut in a Nutshell.
For the SATC tour, we met up with Sky and Maggie, both of whom were such nice and interesting women too. Sky is quite stylish--I loved all of her clothes! And Maggie was so cool too (and quite pregnant!). I like how much she's into eco-friendly living too.
The SATC tour was so well done, even though I've only seen the show a handful of times (is that bad?). Our guide was super-cute, friendly and knowledgeable.
We made a few stops along the way, including one to sex shop The Pleasure Chest, a park on Bleecker Street for (dry) cupcakes, and a drink in O'Neil's bar, which is the setting for SATC characters Steve and Aiden's bar Scout. It was really a nice tour, just a bit too long.
My Wednesday evening ended with an amazing surprise--Arcade Fire. Do you know this band? I didn't but my roomie Naomi got us tix to the Madison Square Garden event courtesy of her friend Britt, the face of the band Spoon who opened for Arcade Fire.
Arcade Fire was INCREDIBLE! I can't believe I had been living in the dark about this band. They had so much energy and are the hardest working band I've ever seen. Win Butler and his uber-cute wife Regine Chassagne were so captivating, hopping about, popping on and off drums, keyboards, guitars while singing and dancing.
I recognized "Wake Up" from the trailer of "Where the Wild Things Are." Hearing it live with the audience echoing the band literally gave me goose bumps. So I now have a new favorite band to rival my Jack White obsession.
And here's a little preview of Naomi and I on the Kodak tour that we attended last Thursday. More to come on that tomorrow!