Thursday, March 18, 2010

Taking the High Line in NYC.

While my husbands family was visiting from Oakland we went gallery hopping in the West 20's, and then took a stroll on the High Line. An old railway that hovers over Chealsea and ends in the meat packing district (now a chic shopping area). It was inspiring to say the least. I found a few quilt ideas, a fellow crafter soaking up some rays while knitting, and we ended the evening at Apotheke, a bar in an old Pharmacy in Chinatown- worth the search, even if the drinks average $15.00 a pop! My "Lychee Three Ways" was divine as was the "Hemingway". We felt as though we had tripped into a 1920's speakeasy, complete with jazz quartet avec handsome crooner. We are pictured outside the bar with the gals of Makezine (Nancy, Katie and Glenda), and my sister in law Amy and niece Sophie. The "Makers" are here with founder, dad Dale Dougherty, preparing for the first ever Maker Faire in NYC! September at the Worlds Fair Grounds in Flushing. I will be there! It is going to be quite an event.
Daughter, Katie is a fellow equestrian- we chatted horse business all night!- is in charge of Craftzine. This is a daily must see for all that is happenin' in the world of crafting.
Besides the huge undertaking of publishing books and magazine, creating Maker events, and raising his beautiful family, he and his gorgeous wife, Nancy, have an amazing farm in Sebastipol, CA. Check out his blog, Pillow Road, and website. I'm ready to move....

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