Brooklyn Bridge Feels

Day 6: Brooklyn Bridge, NYC

Walking along the swooping Brooklyn Bridge was magical. The weather was hot, but the breeze over the water was delicious.  The green scenery and views of the Manhattan skyline were stunning and inspiring. New York is such a unique place and it really is alive. Around every corner is another adorable eatery that we have to try. I am getting heavier and heavier, but the walking is doing me good.

Once we reached Dumbo, Brooklyn we sauntered down to the water where Grimaldi’s pizza place is on Front St. You can take the NYC ferry back over to Manhattan, but it isn’t included in your Metropass anymore, so the Subway it was.

I’m sure we will be back to Brooklyn again soon!

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Bloomingdale’s!

Day 3: Bloomies!

I love shopping malls in NYC. They remind me of Christmas and presents and new clothes! Also, air conditioning in the summer. We stopped by Magnolia Bakery inside Bloomingdales for a quick Pride rainbow cupcake. I have to say: I’m a Sprinkles girl! Good thing too because Erica just got a job with Sprinkles Cupcakes! My dream come true!

Lincoln Center

Day 2: Lincoln Center

On day two in NYC I had an interview with Bloch at their store in Lincoln Center. It’s a fantastic location literally across from the infamous theater. I would love to go see a ballet there soon!

It rained a little bit in the afternoon and I met up with my former showgirl friends Val and Lucie for lunch at Irving Farm on the West Side. We sat on the stairs of The Met like the Gossip Girls and people watched while we rested our feet. Walked through Central Park, saw Turtle Pond, and made the trek back home.

Bushwick, Brooklyn

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Day 1: Brunswick, Brooklyn

My girlfriend had an interview in Brooklyn the first day we arrived in NYC so we headed over to one of the five boroughs. There was awesome graffiti on most of the buildings, which is why they do full on graffiti tours in Bushwick.

We stopped by Blue Bottle Coffee for a refreshing iced coffee in the afternoon. Blue Bottle roasts all of their beans in Brooklyn at the facility we went to, which was really cool to see.

Sleeping Beauty

 

I would LOVE to sleep all day today…but it is time to HUSTLE! This is my performance back in 2006 as the Fairy of Serenity in Festival Ballet Theater’s “The Sleeping Beauty.”

I loved doing this solo because it is calm, graceful and slow.  I was really good at adagio, not so much the fast turns and tricks.  This was my forté.

What is your favorite ballet or part to perform?

Disneyland’s Paint the Night Parade

Paint the Night has been going pretty well.  My back is in pain most hours of the day, so that has been a little stressful.  But it has been so much fun performing for the guests.  On my opening night of Paint the Night I was dancing in front of a little girl and she was sitting cross legged on the edge of the curb.  She was so excited she was sitting up so tall and I could see my lit up reflection in her sparkling eyes.  It was so magical and I will never forget it. She was in awe, of me!  I feel like such a small part of this huge parade most of the time.  Especially backstage when trivial issues are blown out of proportion.  These little things upstage the fact that I am SO important out there and just a smile makes these kids’ days.

Any questions?  Here is a great article that outlines the best spots to view the parade and how to see the fireworks.  https://www.undercovertourist.com/blog/best-viewing-paint-night-parade-disneyland/