Monday, May 07, 2007

May everywhere

May has always been my favorite month. The weather is warm enough - it's almost summer but not really there. The flowers blossom and smell wonderfully when you walk on the streets or parks. People are happier, smile more often, drink iced coffee. Heavy cashmere sweaters have been replaced by flowery t-shirts and skirts, bright flip-flops and shades. What else can you possibly ask? That's a child's or adult's definition of happiness.

New York is busy as always but definitely more attractive. Even New Yorkers are less rude. As if the pink and green colors of the Cherries have transformed them completely. More pleasant to walk around, sip frozen margaritas or cold White Zinfandel and read the New York Times to boost your brain. London is equally attractive. Walks across South Bank, a must-do stop at the Borough Market and the very famous Monmouth cafe for the iced latte and some Pims during the evening.

Undoubtedly though, the most beautiful city in May is Paris. Paris is magic in May. I can't even describe it. So pretty and romantic, fresh and scented, green and colorful, make me think of Proust, his madeleines and his definition of happiness. If you haven't been in Paris in May, try it this year. It's an experience.



Anderson Cooper, discussion and book signing, Dispatches from the Edge, Borders Bookstore, Time and Warner Building.
Wednesday, 5/9 at 6.30 PM

Party for BKLYN Designs Friday, May 11, 8-10:30pm BKLYN Designs ( , the three-day long design show, is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, and DWR is thrilled to host a party on the opening day. As part of BKLYN Designs, Pratt College's Industrial Design students will display their work, which will be judged by a jury of design editors. The winner will receive a $200 DWR gift certificate and the five best entries will be on display at the Brooklyn Heights Studio for a month following the event. Join us for an evening celebrating local design and sip cocktails from Hanger One vodka or enjoy a chilled swing-top from Grolsch.
RSVP to 718.875.1000 ext 146 by May 10.