This is what happened...
Meetings with my editors at Random House and Skyhorse, brunch meeting with my brilliant agent Isabel and her lovely husband in the West Village, Greetings card comp shopping on Fifth Avenue and surrounding areas, a little inspiration at The New York Public Library, Live Jazz and an evening view from The Top of the Rock at The Rockefeller Centre , an appreciation of the masters Edward Hopper, Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist and more at MOMA, Grand Central Station, the bright lights of Times Square, the tranquility of Central Park, a walk along The Brooklyn Bridge, The Chrysler Building, Wallstreet, China Town, Cannoli in Little Italy, The Staten Island Ferry, a sunset view of Lady Liberty, a wander down the seedy diamond district, the beautiful oasis that is Bryant Park, NYC Burlesque Festival - three incredible Burlesque shows at Le Poisson Rouge, The Brooklyn Bowl (Nat's performance was amazing, so proud!) and B.B.Kings plus after parties, mind blowing 3D printing at Makerbot, little brown bags at Bloomingdales, Macy's, FAO Schwartz, The Apple Cube on Fifth, a lazy stroll along The Hudson, hazy subway rides and lively journeys in yellow cabs. Oh and many culinary delights were sampled, shared and savoured along the way: the best cakes at The Little Cupcake Bakeshop , the best slice at Artichoke pizza ( a serious contender for best slice of pizza ever), best brunch at The Quarter, and the best of the rest Tick Tock Diner, Dean & DeLuca, Guy and Gallard, Five Guys, very naughty frozen custard at Shake Shack, and the delectable Plaza Food Hall.
Tired, deflated, inspired and elated.
Thank you New York, you were incredible.