It feels wonderful to be back in New York. I had a fantastic five weeks on the North Fork of Long Island, but there’s no place like home.
My weekend started out with a savory dinner at Tom Valenti’s Ouest in our neighborhood, followed by a visit to hear cabaret singer Karen Brown. Mom-in-law Sylvia was visiting and crooned a duet with Karen from Call Me Madam. I’d never heard this particular show tune (tough to believe considering my affinity for Broadway), but this may be my new favorite song from the stage and screen. It’s so 1950s and an Irving Berlin classic.
|Karen Brown & Sylvia singing “You’re Just in Love”|
On Sunday, we ventured to the Great White Way to see a matinee of Newsies. It was spectacular! We completed last night with a casual dinner at one of our favorite watering holes, and Briermere Farm’s leftover blueberry pie on the sofa while watching the Olympic trials. It was a perfect first weekend back.
I’m excited to return to Zumba class later this week. My body needs a good workout after consuming three blueberry pies, two strawberry rhubarb pies, one cherry pie, one apple rhubarb pie, five blueberry muffins, four strawberry muffins, a peach muffin and an apple turnover. I know what you’re thinking. No— I didn’t eat every bit of each pie and muffin alone. I had help, but nonetheless, it was a lot of slices of pie and bites of muffin to consume in five weeks.
Those slices and bites were worth every calorie—at least I thought so until I looked at Ethel Merman’s skinny waistline in this video from Call Me Madam. I’ll assume that she’s wearing a corset and leave it at that.
Here is Merman with Donald O’Connor in the movie version, singing “You’re Just in Love.”
This is my first night in some time without pie. But I must confess, I ate a blueberry muffin for breakfast.