twin in the city

twin in the city

Monday, September 17, 2012

serendipity.

the word serendipity was created by an 18th century wordsmith, meaning: the art of finding the pleasantly unexpected by chance. twin, our good friend hilary and myself ended last week with a much awaited trip to this famous little east side gem. the first time i saw the movie was just earlier this year, on a quiet night in italy when hilary insisted if laura and i saw it, it would instantly be our favorite movie. and boy, was she right. the love story is one that i dream of, and the fact that it all takes place in nyc? well...that just about did it for me. that made it real. 

we ordered frozen hot chocolates, and slurped them down under the low-hanging tiffany lamps, surrounded by the eclecticism of such a classic, cultured, magical place. before we left, we asked to see upstairs, where the scene in the movie was filmed. the waiter was nice enough to point out the very table, nestled next to a cozy fireplace. the vision of kate beckinsale and john cusack came right back to me, and i was a bit awe-struck in that moment.
when we left, we decided to walk over to park avenue and wandered home slowly, rather than taking the subway. that was when we serendipitously came upon the waldorf astoria, where the terribly romantic elevator scene in the movie was filmed.
 i honestly couldn't think of a better word in the english language. what could be better than unexpectedly falling into something so beautiful, that it could change your life?








8 comments:

Jessica said...

your blog is awesome. i'm so glad i found it.

megan golden said...

Jessica, you have no clue how much that means! Thank you so much. Your photos are beautiful!

blueskydaze said...

Such a beautiful word! Great post and gorgeous pics :-)

megan golden said...

That's so sweet of you! I'm checking out your blog right now :)

Amelia said...

Beautiful post! That frozen hot chocolate... yum!

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megan golden said...

Amelia, you've got to try it! Thank you so much.

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molly pinto said...

oh serendipity...their frozen hot chocolate : uh-mazing. and the movie is equally cozy and magical.

p.s. what a little treasure your blog is! hi from san francisco!