Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Best Afternoon in Greenwich Village

I've got lots of pictures of my best afternoon and I love them. But the pictures don't tell the whole story because you can't hear the laughter and you can't feel the warmth.

A couple of weeks ago I got an email letting me know about a walking tour of Greenwich Village and lunch with Adriana Trigiani. I was thrilled. Adriana is one of my favorite authors and I love her series about Big Stone Gap, Virginia. It's sweet, it's thoughtful and the characters, especially Ave Maria, have stayed in my heart for the last decade. I gave it a little thought -- it was a bit of a splurge -- and then decided it was money very well spent. A favorite author, a walking tour of one of my favorite places, a book to keep, lunch...Count me in.

The day was a perfect fall day. 

The sights were as charming as ever. 

The women in the group -- including our terrific tour guide Nikki -- were wonderful company. 

And Adriana...not unlike her books. Warm, thoughtful and in person, wildly funny. 

I'm smiling as I think about the today and so grateful that I counted myself in. Many thanks to Jen and the folks at Harper Collins for a wonderful experience and sweet, sweet memories. 

My only regret, dear friends, is that I all of my blog friends couldn't join me. Hopes and wishes that your Saturday was half as much fun as mine, and that you have a sweet, sweet Sunday!  


Melissa F said...

How wonderful for you! I love her books, too! What an amazing experience.

Barbara F. said...

This looks like great fun. Nothing like autumn in New York! xo


What a lovely way to spend an afternoon. I agree some things are worth the splurge. I have had Very Valentine and Brava Valentine in my to read pile for a few years now. Glad to hear Adriana is so sweet in person and has a sense of humor. Great photo of the pair of you. Take care.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I've not read any of her books but now I'll be on the lookout for them. I do love to read. How nice you had such a beautiful day weather wise and people wise too.
Hope your Sunday is a wonderful one!

Theresa said...

Sounds like a WONDERFUL DAY! Wish I could have been there to join you ladies! Have a blessed Sunday, HUGS!

Anonymous said...

You always have the best adventures!!!

Amrita said...

This was a lovely bright day.

Cindy said...

Looks like a fun day! I love autumn...wish it lasted longer! Most of our trees are now bare. Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog today!

Sheilagh said...

Oh I am so envious right now, I love her books, looks like a wonderful day. Great photo's.

Trish wants to stay in Greenwich Village when we come to New York:)



Connie Arnold said...

How wonderful! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Cathyjo said...

I haven't read any of her books, will have to keep a look out. You look wonderful. Have a Happy Thanksgiving. ((HUGS))

Lynda said...

Good for you! Life's too short to miss out on things we know we will really enjoy. I am so glad you treated yourself to this opportunity!

Country Dreaming said...

Sounds like it was the best day ever. Good for you!!
Looks like a lovely Fall day.


Chatty Crone said...

I have to tell you - every day seems pretty good to me - let me explain - all YOUR days look pretty good to me.