10/24/09

Ashley's Recap Of The Last Few Weeks


I have not written in my blog for over 3 weeks up until a couple days ago. A lot has happened this month. I moved to Harlem, and love my new place! I have a back yard with trees, and my cat Angel is happy she can go outside. It’s been good times getting my nest together, and it’s finally very cozy and feels like home. I went to Washington DC for the first time, and had fun exploring the whole city. A couple days ago I went to Atlantic City also for the first time, and won $227.00! I have finally been getting my book proposal together, and spending a lot of time researching on the particulars. I have also been researching about which literary agents or publishers would better suit my product. It was raining tonight, so in true California girl fashion, I decided to stay in (on a Saturday night, can you believe it!). I ordered a pizza from Patsy’s on 1rst Ave, and watched a couple movies. I worked a little on my book too. It’s been almost 2 months since I moved here, so I feel like I’m finally getting my bearings, and have more of an idea of what I want to do, and how to go about doing so. I am doing okay, and I am confident I made the right decision to move here. I have met some amazing people that I trust, and the causes I believe in are appreciated here. I’m not sure what I’m going to be for Halloween yet, any ideas?

10/22/09

Pierre Hotel's hot spot "Le Caprice" has arrived!




Finally, The Pierre Hotel’s long awaited opening of it’s new restaurant/bar, Le Caprice, has arrived! On Wednesday a couple girlfriends and I had the privilege of attending a private pre-opening dinner which attracted New York’s elite such as Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Naomi Campbell, Martha Stewart, Gayle King, Anne Dexter-Jones, Benny Medina, Alan Cumming, Cynthia Rowley, Princess Firyal, Victoria Alexander, Leo Wyndham, Jennifer Creel, Keith McNally, Alexandra Champlalimaud, Stephen Connery, Pat Schoenfeld, Amanda Brooks, Jane Keltner, Julia Erdman, and of course, photographer extraordinaire, Patrick McMullan. Guests enjoyed French and Italian cuisine (delicious risotto and halibut), while listening to live music from the piano. The renovation of the space was well received by socialites and press alike, as the ancient/stuffy d├ęcor from before was completely transformed into a modern chic aesthetic, with photographs of iconic sixties model Jean Shrimpton, by legendary British photographer David Bailey, on the walls. With the original Le Caprice in London being ever so popular and swanky, this location is bound to do the same. The prayers of Upper East Siders have been answered: a posh place to eat, drink, socialize with fabulous people and listen to live music will be officially opening on October 26th. Xoxo, NYC Girl