Actually, the last post was Day 5 and THIS is now day 6. What, another day in New York? Absolutely … although today was more business and less rest and relaxation (although Bini’s feet probably do not agree that it has been restful!) Today was the preconference intensives but still there was time to visit so we ventured up to the Metropolitan Museum to absorb MORE kulcha – van Gough, Rousseau, Picasso and way many more. I really can’t spend all day looking at these marvellous artworks … it is sensory overload.
This afternoon was more walking, this time a tour of Greenwich Village with the rather knowledgeable Leonard Marcus where he showed us some of the children’s literary highlights … including early publishing offices and houses of some of the wonderful American children’s book creators. And Robert McCloughsky, of Make Way for Ducklings fame who did not create the book in Boston. It was done right here in New York with ducks from the local farmers’ market that lived around his house for yonks!
where Make For Ducklings was really created!
And lastly the VIP Cocktail Party, an invitation only affair … it was a schmooze and mingle affair with many of the local industry folk … and what delicacies were supplied on the night. These two shots are of mashed potato with topping. Now I know that might not be to everyones palette but it really was a taste delight and we went back for seconds.
mashed potato special – ina martini glass of course
More on the Carolinas later but Pam Vaughan (official photographer for the New England conference last weekend) has just sent me oodles and poodles of photos … so if you don’t want to see piccies of me in action – then look away now! There are photos of me with friends, of me panelling, photos […]