A New York Minute

According to the Urban Dictionary..
'A New York Minute is an instant... or as Johnny Carson once said, it's the interval between a Manhattan traffic light turning green and the guy behind you honking his horn.  It is a reference to the frenzied and hectic pace of New Yorkers' lives.' 

And what a pace it is! 
I am in New York with three of my four fast moving kids having a few 
 New York Minutes of our own...

What's the saying? Girl's just wanna have fun?
My Miss Claire has had a major crush on David Beckham for as long as I can remember.
I lost count of how many posters adorn her bedroom walls.You can imagine the excitement 
when she saw a New York bus featuring nothing but David. I was only sorry to have 
missed his head on the top image but managed to make up for it in the one under it. 
As you can see, Claire is not phased one bit...she is just happy to be there!

In one New York Minute we managed to snap a few pics.
Claire caught this cyclist waiting on a traffic light...

and turned to capture this scene around the corner...

How could one resist...from Henri Bendel's window,
a New York Fashion Minute.

 It wasn't until after uploading this shot onto my computer 
that I discovered another little friend peeking out from under... shopping patience. :)

There is an abundance of red, white and blue around New York
in the shape of the American flag...flying proudly at Rockefeller Center.

On to Central Park, where carriages await.

We 'lunched' in the spirit of Eloise at The Plaza Hotel. Our waiter told us of
the recent renovations and the uncovering of this magnificent 1,800 square foot 
stained-glass lay light. It had been covered in the past by a ceiling to allow 
for air conditioning. It has returned to it's former glory and it is stunning. 

Yours truly covered herself in the hotel curtains this evening to capture
this view from our window, the city of lights...

and it is from hear that I say goodnight...in anticipation
of a New York Dream.

Best wishes to one and all and to all a good night!

Jeanne xx

images courtesy of my iPhone..not the best,
but they'll do for now. :)


  1. Love NY - its been too long since I visited. Great photos (particularly DB!) and how lovely to be there with 3 or your 4. Being here in the US now, I love seeing the Stars & Stripes flying everywhere. I wish the UK would feel so proud about about flying the Union Jack (the Netherland where we recently moved from are great flag flyers too). Enjoy those NY minutes.

  2. Walikng in New York is a wonderful experience-people and sights.Thank you for the narration and photos. It sounds like you and Claire had an exciting day.

  3. Hi again! London has my head but New York has my heart! Sharon xx

  4. It has been awhile since I have been back to NYC,now I am really ready especially with the Beckham adorned buses!

    Art by Karena

  5. You are whetting my appetite. We have a trip to NYC planned for April - can hardly wait. Thanks.

  6. Ahhh, it was so nice to get back to NYC via your blog. Thanks, Jeanne!

  7. How much fun it must be an what a wonderful experience to visit NYC accompanied by one's kids. great reporting, great pics

  8. New York! New York! There's no place like it. Have been within 50 miles several time (to skirt the city en route to New England) so happy to see the Plaza's regained it's glamour. Since we're going to a wedding in Manhattan in September, your photos got me eager to go. Enjoy your time with your kids!

  9. I love your take on NY. And the pic of your daughter with Becks is too cute!

  10. Oh how wonderful. Enjoy it. That glass ceiling is awesome.

  11. We are making our first trip to New York in a few weeks. Thanks for the tour.


  12. What a fantastic time! Glad you and the kids are having such a great trip.

  13. Hello Jeanne,

    Enjoy your wondeful trip with you equally fabulous kids. I am sure that in the city that never sleeps you will find a million things to keep you going from dawn til dusk.

    Be safe and enjoy, Elizabeth

  14. Always love Henri Bendel's windows. So happy for you. It looks like a wonderful holiday. Hope Mr H is having a lovely time too. Tell him we did love his very technical floor plan drawing. Truly. I'm sure mine would have been a lot worse! Enjoy Manhattan. We'll be there soon too. Can't wait!
    Janelle McCulloch xx

  15. Jeanne -- I am so very happy we were able to get together while you were here. Did we really sit for three hours over two cups of coffee? Now I cannot wait to get to London in the spring so we can drink -- tea? and chat again. xoxoxo

    1. Teri...it was an absolute delight to meet you today! Three hours and it still seems like it was not enough time. :) I would love to see you in London...I know the perfect spot for tea. :) xx


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