A perfect day for culture!
It occurred to me recently that I’ve never been truly successful in the “helping others” and “charity” departments- some of you may recall my failed attempt at throwing a holiday charity gala last season. I’ve been waiting anxiously for months for the right charitable act to present itself, but it seems as if people cease to require help during the warmer months. How very serendipitous when my Aunt Marigold asked me if I’d mind helping her by looking after my 8-year-old cousin, Daisy. Finally! A chance to redeem myself as a good samaritan, and edify an impressionable young mind!
However, a Saturday with little Daisy would not be without challenge. New York children are a rare breed, and Daisy is no exception. Do normal children sleep through ambulance sirens or in rumbling, crowded subway cars? With so many things available at their every whim, these little Manhattanites have an attention span about as long as a mouse’s eyebrow.
So I tailored a day of culture, packed with the most enticing array of activities that would be both fun an educational. Today’s itinerary: a day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and an evening at the ballet!
Posted in Arts and Culture, Leisure
Tagged art, ballet, gamelan, lincoln center, met, metropolitan museum of art, new york, pretzel, sightseeing, this tiny giraffe, tiny giraffe
Do you ever get bored? I hate to admit it, but… I get bored sometimes. Mostly, I attribute it to the networks canceling my daily soaps and leaving a huge gap in my day between 1-4 PM. I was in need of adventure: A change of scenery. A break from the urban grind. So naturally, I booked a trip to France! What could be more refreshing or revitalizing than a week of European living? The cafes, the snooty designer storefronts, the piles and piles of macaroons- yes, yes… to France I must!
Flying coach for the first time. It was horrible beyond imagination.
However, the most unfortunate thing happened to me en route. The airline screwed up and I had to fly coach. It was just awful. Look at the size of that seat! The man next to me was practically pushing me into the aisle. I lost a whole day due to bad weather here in New York, and then got overbooked by the airline. I sent Air France a very stern letter about the seating arrangements and the weather as soon as I landed- certainly an unacceptable manner of treating a Plimond-tier (that’s Platinum and Diamond) SkyMiles member such as myself. Okay… they’re my father’s SkyMiles, but I was the one flying. So there.
Posted in Leisure, Lifestyle, Travel
Tagged baguette, casino, eiffel tower, france, giraffe, macaroon, monaco, monte carlo, nice, paris, riviera, tiny giraffe, wine
I have a lot of feelings.
It’s here and gone. Not exactly second coming of Christ, but yes, something equally as earth shattering. A day when we the common folk feel privy to participate in a modern day fairy tale affair: The wedding nuptials of Prince William and that Kate Middleton he’s been dating the last 8 years. *Sigh*
Posted in Arts and Culture, Lifestyle, Trends
Tagged kate middleton, prince, prince william, princess, royal family, royal wedding, tiny giraffe, wedding, william & kate
Could there be MORE of us?
While googling myself this evening, as I do sometimes, I stumbled across a shocking discovery– enough to make my hair stand on end:
Sokoblovsky Farms-Russia’s Finest Purveyors of Petite Lap Giraffes.
Not one, but THREE….tiny giraffes.
Posted in Lifestyle, Trends
Tagged ancestry, circus, directv, directv commercial, genealogy, heritage, lap giraffe, pet, petite giraffe, Petite lap giraffes, pets, Sokoblovsky, tiny giraffe
- This is where is it all went wrong.
The gift of giving reminds us of how rich our lives are and how easily we can make a real impact on those around us. Knitting all those scarves for the giraffes the Bronx zoo really made me feel warm and fuzzy inside. I was so taken with the idea, yours truly decided to host a lively Charity Gala the week before Christmas. This, of course, in effort to spread the joy of giving further by raising awareness (and much needed supplies) to those less fortunate. I made a tiny boo boo however. When I invited all of my close friends to said Charity Gala, I neglected to include in the invitation what the charity was or what they were to contribute to it- a misjudgment that was entirely my fault. While I have lots of experience going to charity galas, it has become apparent that I may need some practice in the logistics of hosting them.
Posted in Leisure, Lifestyle, Philanthropy
Tagged alcohol, boys and girls club, canada, champagne, charity, Christmas, four loko, gala, giraffe, holidays, malt beverage, mexico, new york, tiny giraffe
Another year passed, yet some things will always remain unchanged- like my inability to re-wrap Christmas tree lights. As dawn breaks on 2011, I fondly reflect on what turned out to be a joyous and eventful holiday season: warm Christmas tidings with family and friends, a successful turnout for my charity fundraiser (more on that coming soon) and a harrowing escape from the great northeast winter blizzard!
The year 2010 turned out to be a dramatic 3,153,600 seconds of struggle, growth, and experience for this giraffe. I do hope that all of you, dear readers, have a safe, magical, and Happy New Year.
Posted in Lifestyle, Miscellany
Tagged 2010, 2011, blizzard, charity, Christmas, christmas tree, giraffe, holiday, New Year, northeast, tiny giraffe
Brunch for New Yorkers isn’t a rite, but a weekend necessity. Like the ostentatious nature of Queen Elizabeth the Second’s hat collection, NYC brunching is a true constant- at least for me. It’s a highly anticipated event in which good food and friends come together-where we observe and commentate on the feats and follies of the human carnival. Forgoing a Sunday morning at Balthazar or Sarabeth’s would be crime- unless it’s in favor of some much needed rest.
Today would be one of those days. With the holiday season in full swing, my mini spa day put some things into perspective: this giraffe needs to slow the ferocious pace of her social engagements. Too many mimosas and too little beauty sleep make Petunia a very tired giraffe.
I've never quite been a morning giraffe.
Posted in Health and Beauty, Leisure, Lifestyle, Miscellany
Tagged balthazar, bison, breakfast, brunch, crossword, giraffe, irving berlin, knit, new york times, saks, sarabeth's, scarf, scarves, spa, tiny giraffe, yoga
My fancy new iPad!
I was browsing around the internet this evening (on my fancy new iPad!) when I stumbled across these little bundles of joy. After watching all the videos (the live cub cam was down, unfortunately), I noticed that you could adopt a Firefox!
Posted in Miscellany, Philanthropy
Tagged adoption, Bronx Zoo, firefox, giraffe, iPad, knit, panda, Purl, red panda, Soho, tiny giraffe, vulnerable, wildlife, world animal foundation
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the passage of time. Everyone gets older, and there’s not a thing any of us can do about it. Yet. I can only hope that I will be fortunate enough to age gracefully, but you can never tell, I suppose.
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