Good Morning everyone!!!
Start spreading the news......................we're leaving today ( back to the heart of it, New York, New York )
My second favorite city in the world - and my favorite city in North America.................
( and that is SO unfair I know - because although I've seen Paris - London - Milan - there are a a few other cities out there somewhere I think ) but oh how I love love love New York
John and I even discussed packing it all in and trying our luck there ( because if you can make it there - you'll make it anywhere ) before reality came crashing down around us with a thud..............
So.............we'll have to live vicariously through IWLT Wednesdays lol
I've mentioned before that I think I was meant to live a certain way - and something went horribly wrong.
I know - I just know that I was supposed to be surrounded by great wealth - with homes in several places around the world - I was SUPPOSED to have a Pied a Terre in Paris for instance..............and an apartment in Manhattan for when I wanted to go see musicals - or shop and a getaway in Hawaii for when I needed to be near the ocean...............I was also meant to have staff - you know the kind of staff that could do my hair everyday - pick out my clothes etc................as I prepared to sit down for the morning giving half of my fortune away to charities and friends.
" Oh Madame - your girlfriend Darlene called - she just saw the cutest town house "
" Buy it for her Gisele "
" But Madame - you don't know how much it cost !!! "
" I don't care what it costs - she's my friend - write a cheque and buy it for her - end of story "
And I suppose these are some of the homes I was meant to live in ( just to fulfil the fantasy folks - humor me a little )
Built in 1899 ( you know I love my old homes )
The mortgage is listed at 89,988 a month
( which would be a measly amount in the world I was supposed to live in - however in the world I accidentally ended up in I'd have to declare bankrupty about a week after I moved in - but oh what a week it would be )
6 beds, 8 baths
2,640 sq feet
Realtor: BROWN HARRIS STEVENS - Sami Hassoumi
Gisele would absolutely LOVE this kitchen, I know
True story - Picture it - 1979 - Montreal in it's Hay Day - ( done in my best Sophia voice )
I went on my first ( and last ) blind date - that I can remember clearly wishing I were blind for - with the creepiest little guy - ugghhh was he creepy - anyway during the course of the evening he casually mentioned that he was Royalty from Saudi Arabia - his ship, in fact, was at the port...............I inwardly rolled my eyes and feigned an acute case of something or other and fled for my life after he casually asked if I would be interested in marrying him LMHO - seriously this is a TRUE story -
I had stupidly given him my work number and he called every day for about a month - with me telling the receptionist to say I no longer worked there - until finally my boss threatened to take him to court.
Shortly after I saw his photo in the local paper - he wasn't lying....................
But still - that was not the way I was supposed to have great wealth - I think I was supposed to have inherited it actually - from birth ( you know, the easy way )
The next one up is a Condo ( prewar ) listed at 15,900,000
Upper East Side ( moving on up? )
5 bedroom ( 4 plus
5,345 sq. feet
Agent SOTHEBY'S INT'L REALTY
SO..................are any of you living the life I was supposed to be living?
And if you are - could I be your friend?
Because there's a darling little place in the UPPER WEST SIDE - could you have your Gisele write me a cheque please?
310,000 ( an absolute steal )
Studio ( perfect pied a terre - or student's apartment )
Realtor ROBERT KRAVATH
With a private garden
Ok everyone - I'm off to live the life I happen to be living - which includes more and more packing :)
Have a wonderful Wednesday
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