Day 242: I Heart New York. Part Two.

As much as I love Paris where my life abroad is becoming a huge part of who I am in my adult life, I can never forget where I was born and raised. Being back in New York, I'm hyper-aware of my surroundings, reminding me of what these streets have taught as a young girl. It's good to see that this place is still nuts...




(Clearly I was allowed in.)

 Survival skills.




And the most important...
Eligible bachelors really are few and far between in NYC. 


  1. I love this! So funny!

    Oh and Astor Place is dear to my heart.. I used to live on St. Marks! Talk about fun!

    Awesome raccoon picture! I've tried to take pics of them but always fail bc they run away.

  2. Hi Ella! First, thanks so much for leaving a comment on Ooh La Frou Frou ~ I'm excited for the fun things to come and glad you're a part of it! Second, I laughed out loud at this post! Hilarious. Remind me never to apply for a job in the pudding business ;) My :( condolences about your broken engagement but look forward to reading more of your posts to see where life takes you! ;)

    Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou

  3. NYC has a truly unique energy found nowhere else in the world. Where else are you gonna find gourmet raw food and vegan Korean food?:)

    When are you heading back to Paris, by the way? And when is your course of study starting?

  4. I thought I'd let you know that I've passed on the Versatile Blogger Award to you, feel free to stop by and pick it up and do with it what you will :)
    Versatile and Missing France.

  5. @D - I was surprised I was able to get this photo as well. They definitely had rabies, these two. They didn't run away when I tried to scare them off. Creepy.

    @Sandy - Thanks for your comment! Yes, definitely think twice before pursuing an exciting career in pudding! If only all job posts were this honest...
    Looking forward to reading more of your fabulous blog. Your illustrations are incredible.

    @Duchess - I realize how special NYC is when I leave for a while and come back. But as amazing as NYC is...Paris is where my heart is. Even if I starve on Sundays because the markets are closed, or there is not customer service or that my apartment I can see my toilet from my bed. I <3 Paris. :) Saying that, my immediate return just got a little be announced at a later post.

    @Laura - Thank you!!!! I commented on your blog. :)

  6. Sheesh -you New Yorkers are so picky when it comes to men - what's wrong with the guy in the video? ;)

    And more importantly, why doesn't your blog appear in my reader anymore? I was wondering why you hadn't posted recently and only discovered that you had when I visited your blog. I clicked "follow" after you told me about the address change, but it said that I'm already a follower. Has anyone else had this problem?

  7. Yeah, other people have had that problem too. I have no idea how to fix's so annoying that blogspot is making this transition so difficult where I'm doing everything manually. I'll send them an email to see how to fix it.

    Ok, MK - I'll tell you the truth...this is a video of MF...the truth is out!! He's really a cross-dressing New Yorker! LOL!