Although most escape the big city for the ocean this time year it felt good to do the opposite for some days! After spending the first half of the month by the sea, mother and I planned a quick trip to New York City. We flew Wednesday afternoon and got out just in time before Boston was soaked with major storms. I was quite nervous we wouldn’t make it and we had to make it because that same night we had tickets to Lin-Manual Miranda’s Hamilton.
I have been waiting patiently to see this show for what feels like forever and I was not about to let a little storm get in my way. Lukas had the luxury of seeing it last August as a surprise gift from the firm he works for. I was happy for him but maybe an inch of jealousy that he saw it before me 😜. Anyway, my day had come. It was everything I could have imagined and more. I have never felt such excitement walking into a show and I was on the verge of tears as it began. The production was absolutely stunning and well worth the many months I waited. It renewed my love for the soundtrack, Broadway, and taking in Hamilton’s work ethic left me inspired to kick ass in my own professional life. Hamilton is beginning to tour but I’m really happy to have had the experience in New York. I would recommend this show to just about everyone. And if you get the chance to see it, please go for it! You won’t regret it.
We stopped at a restaurant called Bella Mia at random on our way to the show. I ate pan roasted salmon with a dijon glaze, vegetables, and potatoes.
Mango sorbetto for dessert.
For those who don’t know Hamilton: An American Musical is about the life of Alexander Hamilton, a founding father of the United States. It’s based on the biography Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. It’s a very popular production now here in the US but I received some questions from my international readers. It’s about to make its debut in London this year and a film is set as well.
Hamilton set inside at Richard Rogers Theather. I often worry about theater seats so high or far away because if you’re short like me (5’1) it’s a common occurrence that someone taller will sit in front and obstruct my view. The great thing about this theater is that every seat really delivers clear views of the stage! And it was much more intimate than I had expected.
We were given a really lovely smaller suite for our first night which had this absolutely stunning and quite large outdoor space. I’m happy with most views that are not walls or views into others windows! Usually, I’m pretty lucky with that whenever we stay with Hilton Hotels.
The show ended pretty late and we arrived back to the room nearing midnight. I was having late night cravings so we took a quick walk around the corner to one of our favorite 24-hour diners for waffles & ice cream. It’s extremely average but always staying so close I end up there often. It grew a little place in my New York heart! I think over the 5 days I ended up here at least 3 times, ha. Do you have any place like that where you are? When I had my Beacon Street studio it was Scollay Square and Zen Japanese just downstairs.
A very casual post tonight and I’ll share a bit more from our time in New York but tomorrow morning I will head off for a quick trip to Connecticut and working on creating some really fun and beautiful content for the website. Have an excellent evening! xo, Rebecca