It is, admittedly, a little late to be doing research. But the story of my life this year can be summed up in the words “a little late.” So . . . I’m going.
And when could I have done it earlier, anyway? It wasn’t Christmas back in July when I first started thinking about this book.
So . . . I’m asking for your help, you New Yorkers. And you people who would like to be in New York at Christmas or who have been in New York at Christmas.
I need a refresher course. I have some things I want to take a look at again. I’m heading for Rockefeller Center and the ice skating rink. I’m checking out a museum on 5th Avenue, but I haven’t decided which one yet. The Frick beckons. I haven’t been there is a long time.
But if you have a better idea, especially for Christmas, speak up.
I want a wander around the department stores – Macy’s, Saks, Lord & Taylor, Bloomingdales. I’m thinking maybe a quick visit to the Plaza for a pre-Christmas tea. And maybe a look in at FAO Schwartz while I’m over there.
Holiday walking tours? Roast chestnuts? I’m open for all your best NYC-related ideas.
I can’t promise they’ll make it in the book, but I can assure you I’ll take them all to heart and see which ones I can make happen. And we’ll go from there.
I don’t know what I’ll be able to write about Hugh. There are times when words fail me. I suspect that will be one of them.
For her most recent book, The Night that Changed Everything, (Nov. Harlequin Presents Extra) Anne proved she could go home again, as she went back to Santa Barbara where she spent six wonderful years long long ago. It was great fun – even if she kept getting lost.
She discovered that lots has changed, except married student housing. It is EXACTLY the same. She is not surprised.