24 Hours in NYC


Everybody thinks I live in New York City even though I call Bucks County, PA home.   I think the reason might be this: I’m in New York City ALL the time.    But as tempting as it is to move back to the Big (organic) Apple, I am quite content to have the space and the land in the keystone state (plus it only takes 1 hour to get into NYC anyway).   

The other day, I thought it would be fun to take you guys through a typical 24 hour period in NYC with me.   First up: a sparse Fifth Avenue in the morning at 515AM.     I’m standing at the corner with the famed Plaza Hotel behind me walking to CBS studios to do one of my regular “going green” morning show appearances.  This morning, I was walking over with a bag full of eco cleaning products to a do cleaning segment.   As much as the network insists on sending a car to pick me up, I could never give up my routing in walking a few blocks on the empty streets of NYC in the morning.  Something calming about it….


After the segment, I headed back to my hotel and loved what the landscape designer was doing outfront.  At the Gramercy Park Hotel, they have these boxwood bushes all densely grouped together in varying heights and trimmed into perfect sphere shapes.   I took this snapshot because I was thinking it would be great to do something like this in a medium planter I have in front of my house.   I just need to figure out which type of boxwood is deer-friendly.


This evening, I was invited to the Heart of Green awards at the Hearst Building and had nothing to wear.   I had just flown in from Tampa, FL where I was doing on-air appearances for Home Shopping Network, got a call to come to NYC for CBS, and took the next flight.   So, I headed to Bergdorf Goodman to checkout some shirts and pants to wear.   But before I jumped in, I saw this window display and took a snapshot to remind me to checkout the industrial light fixtures at Lowe’s for possible use at home.   I love the combination of inexpensive caged lights as pendants.   Something raw about it….


Into Bergdorf Goodman:  found some great clothes to wear and then I looked at the price tags.  How on Earth can a shirt cost $695?   As much as I love Michael Bastian, I just can’t justify paying that.    But before I darted off, I saw these burlap covered chairs in the lobby and had to take a photo.   I’ve made throw pillows out of vintage feed sacks, but never did a whole chair.  It’s kinda fun, isn’t it?


Back at the hotel, I did a few hours of meetings, interviews and frantic typing on my new HP netbook (which I LOVE and it has become my new portable office).     I found a great organic cotton sweater at Gant (of all places) to wear and off I went to the Hearst building for the event.   Final photo: the check in table.   There was something really fresh and green about this arrangement.   Lime!


  1. cindy says:

    I love the reflectionin the light fixture picture!

  2. Suzanne says:

    That arrangement is AWESOME. Love the lime.

  3. Dawn says:

    Your travel adventures are always fun to read about! :)

  4. Green Hotels says:

    What a GREAT idea . . . burlap covered chairs.

  5. Sonja says:

    I love that you realize $695 for a shirt is too expensive! I could never fathom paying that much for a shirt.

  6. I agree with Sonja…$695 for a shirt is RIDICULOUS….Who’s paying that much money for that? Awesome pictures btw!

  7. Tommy says:

    That chair is crazy fresh!! Hmmm… Off to the flea market.