Backstage at Saturday Night Live

On our last night in New York, Vivica and I headed over to Fifth Avenue.

There is currently a Saturday Night Live exhibit containing a huge inventory of costumes, props and information about the show.

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A Beautiful Day in New York

Today we got up bright and early to catch the rush line for Beautiful, the new musical about Carole King.

Vivica went ahead to get a spot in line, and I went to the train station to see if my missing suitcase was at the Lost and Found. No such luck. It was definitely stolen.

So I headed over to the Stephen Sondheim Theatre to get in line. If you don’t know what rush is, it is when you go to the theatre the morning (usually for 10am) you want your tickets for. Many Broadway theatres sell any tickets they still have for that day for about $30. Depending on the day, you could end up in one of the first few rows!

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English Gardens, Afternoon Tea and the King

When I was in elementary school I loved watching the Eloise films. What little girl wouldn’t want to live at The Plaza Hotel?

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On Location at Columbia

I’ve always wanted to visit Columbia University.

It’s featured in many films, and is home to Havemeyer Hall, the most filmed college classroom ever. It’s seen in the Spider-man films, Kinsey, Malcom X, Ghostbusters, and a few of my faves: Mona Lisa Smile and The Mirror Has Two Faces.

Not to mention the fact that the campus is gorgeous!

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Hello New York!

One of my best friends lives thousands of miles away in Brazil.
The first time we met was when I was in grade ten, but we had been pen pals for a few years prior to that.

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