Don’t Forget to Daydream

Saturday, December 10, 2011 8 No tags Permalink 0

There’s an hour to spare between appointments near Central Park. How about we wander into hotels and daydream? Over lunch with Amelie on Friday our conversation was centered on how grand hotel lobbies were akin to mini-museum and gallery experiences. And the best part – it’s completely free to visit, explore at your leisure.

Luxury hotels and chic boutique hotels – there’s everything in our city, each with charms and little quirks that could easily transport you to another world. Surely impossible to pick a favorite hotel, no need to bother. And if you feel like treating yourself, who’s to stop you from cocktails and nibbles at the bar? How indulgent!

When I was in elementary/middle school all my report cards came delivered with similar comments, “Kathy has potential to do so much better if only she would stop daydreaming all the time…” Ahh but if only they knew how much satisfaction I derived from daydreaming! After all, isn’t that where all great ideas stem from? Mom chided me from doing so, and then Dad encouraged it. Between them both, and with some help from my sister, I like to think I came out pretty decent in the end.

And don’t forget to daydream of course. Perhaps that is the best part.

(Photos via Greenwich Hotel, Crosby Street Hotel, Waldorf Astoria, The Pierre)

8 Comments
  • Cassaendra
    November 30, -0001

    Duh, I see it now! I read the hotel names and overlooked the "Photos via…" They look like the photographs you take so it didn't register that they weren't. Oops – sorry! :

  • K and S
    December 10, 2011

    love this post!

  • anonymous
    December 11, 2011

    Wow, this is beautiful.

  • Cassaendra
    December 11, 2011

    Hi Kathy, How fortunate to have exquisite places to unravel your thoughts. Your pictures beautifully capture them, too!Which hotel is your favorite?

  • anonymous
    December 12, 2011

    I received the same kind of feedback from teachers. Luckily, we're now out of school, and we live in the city meant for daydreamers :)

  • Kathy YL Chan
    December 12, 2011

    Thanks Kat!Indeed Vivian!! I wish I could live in hotels heheh :)Hi Cassaendra! Thank you! The photos are from the hotel website (credited at the bottom)…and as for a favorite…hard to pick but I'm leaning towards the Ritz and Pierre Hotel (for now at least! :)Hi Evan! You put it perfectly – "we live in the city meant for daydreamers"…love that quote!

  • anonymous
    December 12, 2011

    I agree with you, daydreaming is the best part :)Lovely entry!!

  • Kathy YL Chan
    December 13, 2011

    Hi Ana! Aw, thank you! Daydreaming is such pleasure :)Hi Cassaendra! No worries ^_^ I'll take that as a compliment!! :D

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