If you're planning a staycation in the city, I highly recommend the Frank Lloyd Wright exhibition From Within Outward at the Guggenheim Museum. It's the 50th anniversary of the Guggenheim and what better way to celebrate that with an exhibit dedicated to it's architect. I attended a preview before it opened and really enjoyed seeing all the beautiful hand renderings and newly created three dimensional models of his designs including some that were actually built and others that never saw the light of day. I grew up close to Fallingwater so when I think of Wright, I picture his more linear buildings but toward the end of his career, his designs became more cylindrical. One that was never built looked like a spaceship that had just landed a top a hill! I think kids would really enjoy this show too...just make sure they don't touch anything! They break it, you bought it!
After the museum, you can head down to 54th Street for drinks and dinner at the newly renovated Monkey Bar. Unlike Graydon Carter's uber-exclusive Waverly Inn, the Monkey Bar actually has a listed phone number. Whether they actually pick up is another story but you probably have a better chance of getting in while all the beautiful people are in the Hamptons. Of course, that means you might be there with all the un-beautiful people but it's worth it for the fries. Just hope they didn't change those!
What could be better than dinner and a movie?! I have been hearing good things about The Ugly Truth and might have to take in a showing this weekend. I could use a little help in the dating department and besides that, Gerard Butler's not too bad to look at either. Nuff said.
After you've gorged yourself on popcorn and Jujubes at the movies, you may be need of a workout and I am excited to announce that Physique 57 is now selling DVD versions of their famous workouts! Kelly Ripa is a devotee and you've seen her arms. They give Michelle Obama's a run for their money so you know it's gotta be good. After Physique 57, you'll be ready for the beach! Bon Weekend!