NYC and all that Jazzzz

I’m still flying high from my New York City adventure this summer.

Just walking by the Apollo in Harlem was exciting, knowing the history of this place. The legendary Ella Fitzgerald–one of my favourite jazz singers began her career there performing on Amateur Night.

Apollo

The sights and sounds are still vivid and playing in my mind. Spending time in the National Jazz Museum was inspirational.

What we wore …

Going to the Blue Note Jazz Club with Jean to listen to a talented up-and-coming Jazz singer (her scatting was phenomenal and I loved her choice of songs) with a fantastic jazz band was a musical highlight of our trip.

What we wore …

I was overjoyed to see one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays, Comedy of Errors–a delightful and witty play; the acting was superb. We enjoyed drinks at Dear Irving after the play, fabulous ambiance.

What we wore …

Summerstage was a great opportunity to watch two fantastic dance shows: one in Central Park and the other in Harlem. These shows are free and people can simply donate what they can afford.

summerstage

What a unique manhole shaped like a honeycomb. Have you ever seen one like this? No I’m not wearing different colour nail polish on my toes–one foot is Jean’s and the other is mine, we have the same shoes but didn’t plan that.

manhole

 Wishing you all a fabulous Friday!

carmen

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16 Responses to NYC and all that Jazzzz

  1. Bob says:

    I, too, enjoy Ella Fitzgerald…have some of her music on a CD.

    What we wore….the second photo….your dress is soooooooooo JAZZY. You are a JAZZY lady.

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  2. I could listen to “At Last” a thousand times, and it will still sound like the first time. Is NY one of your favorite places to visit?

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    • carmen says:

      Me too! That song evokes so much emotion and nobody sings is like Ella! NYC is definitely ONE of my favourite places to visit. What’s one of your favourite places to visit?

      ❤ carmen

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      • My wife loves to play “At Last.” The funny thing about music, we both have a similar taste. We both love Trance, oldies (music from the 50s, 60s, etc), classic rock, classical, etc. One of my favorite places to visit is Boracay. It is an island of the Philippines. It has one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen. It was actually listed as the number one beach in the world. Amazing weather, people, visual, etc.

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  3. So funny that you both wore the same shoes!! Loved that pic the most.
    And I will make you your own Aunt Jemima bandanna for 2 easy payments of only $19.95.

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you Melinda! I have several photos of NYC manhole covers (most are made in India). 🙂 I’ll let you know if I decide to order a bandana. LOL

      I ❤ NY

      ❤ carmen

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  4. Alexandrina Brant says:

    Lovely pictures and great outfits 🙂

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  5. utesmile says:

    … and there is me thinking you painted your nails on the right different to the left foot. 🙂 I do love that dress you are wearing, My style!
    Glad you have a great time !

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you dear Ute! Nice to have the same taste in style! I bought two wrap dresses because they remind me of my mom’s Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress she had. (Only these are a fraction of the price: nicely made and made in USA.)

      Have a great weekend!
      I ❤ NY

      ❤ carmen

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  6. Ralph says:

    I am sure you have lovely memories of NYC Carmen. Thank you for posting your story and outfits. xox ❤

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  7. Looks and sounds like a fun time. Your first picture of the Apollo Theatre reminded me of an old 1940 movie with Tyrone Power called “Johnny Apollo” which showed what appears to be that same sign. Good movie! 😀

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    • carmen says:

      Hi Linda! Yes, it was a marvelous time! I haven’t seen the movie, but if it’s from the 40s, I’ll be very interested to see it, I love old movies! I wouldn’t be surprised if it was the same sign.

      Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
      I ❤ NY

      ❤ carmen

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