Hi there! We are in the city for the weekend but will head back later today. Found out on Friday, I still have a partial tear to my ACL after the results from the MRI came back which was hugely disappointing for so many reasons but mostly because I was unable to attend what was one amazing 50th birthday/Halloween party at The Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Center, that is where I had my engagement party so it holds special meaning. I sulked and pouted for a while then dusted myself off and decided to make the best of the weekend in NYC. We had a great time considering my injury and inability to attend the party I was so looking forward to. It’s been exciting to see and talk to a few marathon runners in for the “big race, ?none other than the NY City Marathon…best of luck to them today as they brave the elements today, high winds and cold temps. I am in awe of what they do! Thankfully we are on the 2nd floor?l?so it’s easy on my knee, and we had to curtail some of the walking that I normally so love to do. We have had a great time though and I forgot just how much the energy of this city recharges you, nothing quite like it! But I will admit I am also looking forward to getting home…..I am as I get older my happiest and most at peace when I am in the comfort of my home:) This coming from the girl who at 30 was never ever home and looked for any excuse to be out…who knew! As I do every Sunday, I list seven things that have caught my attention, totally random which is what makes it kind of fun. I would love to? know too, if anything is on your radar. If so tell us about it! Here we go…….. ? 1. MY GORGEOUS NEW CHINOISERIE PAPER FOR MY FOYER. This is such a huge triumph for me, you have no idea! When we first built our house the plan for the round foyer right when you walk in was to put limestone cladding on the walls. Though I know it is very beautiful, my husband I were reluctant for fear it would appear cold, so we held off. Fast forward almost three years, we have toyed with everything from going back to the original idea, to wallpaper to antique mirror panels to faux paint…and I had an aha moment when I did my post on Paul Montgomery…chinoiserie panels but of course! So got the sample in a few days ago and I immediately knew “that was it”! I am so excited to add this to the foyer, it will give it the elegance and warmth and most subtle color that I wanted….in one word, perfection! 2. FALL AT ITS PRETTIEST. We live in a beautiful area, heavily wooded with old gorgeous trees everywhere, and a few bodies of water…it is breathtaking any season but in the fall, it really comes to life in the most spectacular way and this past week where the foliage has been at peak is just over the top.I want to take a picture at every turn. Here are some of I snapped this week with my iPhone, I will feature more in an upcoming post….. 3. INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST? This week I was totally drawn to the ridiculously cute pictures of dogs and there were so many being it was Halloween and all! Who could resits the cuteness!? I absolutely had to share with you…. 4. A NEW RESTAURANT? By the time you are reading this we will have had brunch here, Colicchio and Sons, have you been? Yes it belongs to that Collichio, as in Tom from Food Network fame. I have heard nothing but amazing things and look at how beautiful it is! I will report back as to whether the food matched up to the divine decor…. 5.? A VIDEO THAT WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO EITHER START COOKING OR JUMP ON A PLANE TO FRANCE OR BOTH!? When I discovered the delightful and so beautiful blog, Manger, I fell in love. I fell in love with the food pictures, with the kids and dogs everywhere, the French countryside (that is a given) and the lack of the hustle and bustle that is so prevalent in my own life. It was truly like getting away to the most wonderful virtual escape and I try to visit when I can for a little mental time off. I came across this video of a typical day for Mimi, the doyenne behind Manger and this tells me a few things. I was born in the wrong era. I am living in the wrong country. I am cooking the wrong foods. I need to live in the country. I don’t drink enough wine for lunch. I need to incorporate a little French music into my life every single day.I need to stop ?lunches at my desk pronto and invite family and friends over for a rustic laid back lunch feast that will span 2 hours once in a while. ?I need to take a trip to France NOW. Mimi s new book, A Kitchen In France, just came out and is already selling like hotcakes.? Here is the jacket cover which alone is reason enough to buy it, but the pictures (taken by her photographer husband) are equally breathtaking….mine should be here any day and I cannot wait! Click here to order on Amazon ? 6.TEDDY ON HALLOWEEN. Mr. Teddy got in the spirit as a “rufferee” and boy did he look cute! I think he secretly felt sorry for me having no one here to dress up or share in the festivities with so he was a good sport:) He is “the man” and always puts a smile on my face……next time you see Teddy you just might see him sporting a beret munching on a baguette in honor of the video above:) 7. MY HOME ON TV TOMORROW!?So……a few months ago I alluded to the fact that there was some filming done in our home….I was not at liberty to discuss it but can tell you now that it was for the new hit show, Gotham which airs Monday nights at 8 on Fox. It was quite an experience!! I am going to do an entire post on it once that episode airs to tell you all about that week, crazy but in the most fun and exciting way possible:) The exciting news is that if you want to catch my home in the first episode it will appear in then tune in this Monday night! November 3rd at 8 pm (eastern standard time) on Fox…..we are so excited! Funny thing is I was never much of a “Batman” kind of girl, that genre just never did much for me however we have been tuning in weekly and must say it is really good, really grabs your attention, high drama and if you like Batman or that??genre, you will love Gotham! A few sneak peeks of “behind the scenes”…..you saw it here first! So there are my seven…how about you? Anything on your radar worth talking about? Do tell……in the meantime thanks for stopping in. Wishing everyone a wonderful and relaxing Sunday and great end to your weekend. Be back tomorrow with a really fabulous giveaway!