September 07, 2011

My First New York: Early Adventures in The Big City

I came home yesterday to find a little package sent from my mom and dad. There, wrapped in pretty tissue paper sealed with Anthropologie tape, was this amazing surprise with a sweet, little *note that read:

"A little something you both might enjoy on your long flight to New York!
Love you!!! xxxooo"


My First New York: Early Adventures in The Big City accounts the first memories of New York told by celebrities including Tom Wolfe, Danny DeVito, Mike Meyers and even Albert Hammond Jr. From Mayors to Comedians, Chefs to Porn Stars, this is the perfect read for our birthday trip to our first New York in October. 

Thanks, Mom and Dad.

xoxo




P.S. For those of you admiring my shoes, yes, I know they are totally cute. I got them here.

*When I called my mom she made it a point to tell me that the reason the note was not an inscription was because the book is a first edition and you never write in a first edition. I love my mother.

12 comments:

  1. sounds like such a great book- there are soo many good NYC books- my all time is fav is Just Kids- about Patti Smith trying to make it as an artist in NYC.

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  2. That sounds so cute! I'd love to read that someday. My birthday's in October too! The 14th :)

    xoxo
    Tara
    www.greeneyedopinions.blogspot.com

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  3. How sweet and thoughtful of your parents to send that to you! What a great book to read to preface your trip!

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  4. What a lovely thought! :D That's indeed the perfect book for such an occasion. (And, funny, i didn't know you should NEVER write on a first edition. I'll keep it in mind). :)

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  5. Hey Secia! I'm Linda. I found your blog through that whole Blogging Worldwide thing that Mary Rebecca did! I think I'm about two posts above yours. But anyway, just wanted to pop by and say hello... and that your writing is kind of brilliant!
    <3 Linda

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  6. oh wow, that sounds really interesting! Also, I am totally jealous. I'd love to vsit NY

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  7. awww what a sweet Mum!!! I hope you are getting excited for your trip :)
    x krystie

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  8. Totally just added that book to my wish list! I visited NY with my mom a couple of years ago. We had an absolute blast. There's no place like New York City! Have fun and just take it all in (people watching is the best there!)

    ~Stephanie

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  9. Sounds like a good read! You'll have to tell us what you think once you've read it!

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  10. What a super awesome gift!! And it's so fun to get things in the mail. I'm jealous. I was in NYC last spring visiting my brother and had the most amazing experience. He and his wife were temporarily living in So-Ho. It was such a fun place to have as a home base. They are going back out there this month (for another long stay) and I hope I'll get to visit them again.

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  11. That's so cute! the book looks great! Just wondered if you wanted to do a button swap? I've already added your button to my blog! :) xx

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