Today was really a lovely day. I woke up fairly early because that is how I generally roll. Headed up to the continental breakfast upstairs but didn't see a single coworker, despite there being maybe 40 in this hotel. No matter, I trotted off quickly to B&H to peruse the camera gear because I am a masochist and know I can't afford any of it. But I thought maybe I could find a funky camera strap or something. Instead, I picked up a hot shoe sync for my studio lights. Very helpful staff there, as always. After that, I used my Yelp app (love love love love LOVE Yelp) to find a cozy little coffee shop to have a small latte, skipped through H&M (I was big on the X&Y stores!) and picked up a super-cute "boyfriend" jacket, and then took an informative, if overly dramatic, tour of Grand Central Station and the surrounding area. Very much a good time. Right now I'm killing time and relaxing before a big, long work event that I will have to photograph and pay attention to for far far longer than is advisable. I hear the food is excellent, though, and that always makes me happy. You've heard the story, now see the photos. Not a big photo day, really - I was mostly enjoying walking around without a camera dangling from my arm. Our very engaging and dramatic tour guide. "New York is slammin'," he said without a hint of irony. Chrysler Building details: Pardon this one. It's just for David. Also, the latest in my series of hotel self-portraits. I already have one from this hotel in New York but it never hurts to have others.