9.16.2008

City Walk #1: Chelsea

A couple of weekends ago, right before Hurricane Hanna walloped us, we squeezed in a nice walk through a bit of Chelsea. I had decided to go through each one of the City Walk cards that Krissy gave me -- at least until I lose motivation. So we hopped on the 1 train, transferred at 42nd St. to N/R/W and got off at 23rd St. Station.It's a very lovely neighborhood with historic and handsome houses, cute cafes and boutiques -- very reminiscent of London and of SF's Russian Hill neighborhood. With it being fashion week, we stumbled upon models and fashionistas spilling out onto the sidewalk after a show at an Episcopal church. No pictures, unfortunately, although we did see NY Times fashion blogger, Bill Cunningham snapping away at towering gladiator heels and boney clavicles.

It was a short walk, but we fought off hunger pains (and ate vicariously for the models we'd just seen) by tucking into Billy's Bakery, where we nibbled on a peanut butter and chocolate chip cookie and a moist yellow daisy cupcake with rich vanilla buttercream frosting. Mmm. I wish I had taken more pictures, but torrential rain started rather abruptly, forcing us to find cover, coffee and crossword puzzles at Joe, which coincidentally, uses my favorite Bay Area local Blue Bottle Coffee for their drip coffee. (Insert smug SF pride here.)

Check one City Walk card off the list! (Again, this may or may not be a series of posts).

2 comments:

krissy said...

yay! city walks! There is a walking tour in the Presidio that you call from your cell phone at the top of Lover's Lane. It is called "the Lover's line" ha. Tom and I plan to do it soon. will keep you posted

Janice said...

Krissy: Ooh, I look forward to hearing about this walk. Perhaps that can be the 1st post to a California Friendly blog, hmm? ;-)