Monday, September 21, 2009

Take a break!

As I mentioned in a past post, it's been a particularly hectic summer, and as a reward for/respite from the stress, the editorial group took off a few hours early last Friday for an outing. And where did we go? I'll give you five clues:

Perhaps you've guessed it? We went to the High Line! Faithful readers of this blog, and fans of Peter Brown's The Curious Garden, will recognize this amazing public space. This was only my second trip to the High Line--my first was at night, and it was just as lovely, and a much different feel:

If you're in the New York area, be sure to check it out.

After our stroll on the High Line, we made our way to the roof deck of the bar Brass Monkey for drinks and work gossip. And now it's back to the grind. But no matter how busy one is, a break is always necessary and can do wonders to the spirits. I was talking to an author friend at brunch yesterday about what we do to relax--she records a ton of TV shows and takes a chunk of time to watch them all at once. I love reading my Entertainment Weekly and watching reality television. How do you all veg out when you're stressed and need a break?


Libby Koponen said...

Great pictures -- and the night ones do have a completely different feel. Next time I come to NY, let's walk there (though I'm glad we did the Brooklyn Bridge).

Anna Alter said...

The High Line looks amazing, I definitely want to go there next trip to NY!

I took a break this weekend too and sewed curtains for our living room (at last) and made a blueberry peach cake. I guess I relax by getting domestic. That and unplugging by staying AWAY from my computer.

Libby Koponen said...

I took Adam on the Kingston Bike Trail -- we did about 9 miles;had a really fun picnic lunch that included planting an acorn and then photographing the spot so we can find it in the spring; and photographed the chickens that are one of the fun things about the Kingston RR station-- they just run around the parkinglot.

In the evening Adam's father took us for a boat ride to East Harbour at Fisher's Island.

Carla said...

Looks like you are working my dream job with dream co-workers. You even de-stress together. Talk about teamwork!