Saturday, June 28, 2008


The buses with the wedding guests drove from lower Manhattan to Brooklyn over the Manhattan Bridge.

The Brooklyn Bridge, the city’s oldest and most beloved bridge, would have been a more direct route, but it’s closed to commercial traffic.

Our caravan approached the Manhattan Bridge by snaking its way through the narrow Chinatown streets. Yes, that is a stretch Hummer!
Our destination was DUMBO (that’s short for Down Under The Manhattan Bridge Overpass), a once a gritty commercial neighborhood that is now home to trendy New Yorkers, expensive boutiques, and chic restaurants.

The reception was at Bubby's restaurant.
(Photo coutesy of Bubby's)

Located right on the water, the restaurant has a fabulous city view.

Stand on your tippy toes and you can even see the Statue of Liberty.
(Photo by Jonathan Goldman)

Here's a peek at one of the flower arrangements. Chunks of leeks hold the orchids and fragrant hyacinths upright.

Originally a pie bakery, Bubby's has scrumptious blueberry and pumpkin pie recipes on their web site.
Since it's sour cherry season in my garden, I'll post my recipe for chunky cherry pie in time for the 4th of July. Also a few of my favorite new summer-worthy wallpaper patterns.


Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Leeks! What a great idea!

Natasha Burns said...

What great shots! Looks like the wedding went beautifully.

You're teasing me with those great NYC photos, I can't wait! I'll email you back by tomorrow, just catching up on them all now : )

Desperate Diva said...

You have made me REALLY want to GO THERE...!!! Gosh, where would someone even begin to see ALL the beauty of the BIG CITY....:)

Bubby's seems to be SO large. I wanna go...:)

Hugs to you,

NeereAnDear said...

Love the idea of the leeks... the photos of NYC are fantabulous!!.... Its a city rich with food...culture... broadway... cant get better than that... except for Wash DC

Cant wait for the sour cherry recipe



Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Wonderful photos! I would love to go there someday. I just spent a week in Naples Florida...I did a post. Polar opposites of NYC :-)...

Peta said...

You take such amazing photos, Barbara!

Susan said...

Thanks for visiting. I'm glad you liked Chloe's picture.

Claire said...

The views, gorgeous! The flowers, lovely! And the cherries, oh so deelish!
Bubby's sounds wonderful, I'll have to check that out next time I'm there.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

I love the photo of the Bride and Groom walking. Looks like the perfect place to have a BIG APPLE celebration.
xo Lidy

Julie said...

You are so lucky to be able to grow cherries in your yard!!

The wedding photos are amazing!

Shabbyfufu said...

I just saw something on the news about a waterfall under one of the bridges in NYC that is a tourist attraction for the summer only. Looked neat..but I can't remember exactly where it was?

So Shabby Pink said...

I am always awestruck about anyone that lives, works or visits New York City. Great pictures. I want to go there!

Love your blog. It's always fun to visit here.