Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Aloha to RWA in NYC - Avon Romance Cocktail Party

I attended the Avon Romance cocktail party at the Standard Hotel/High Line.  The hotel straddles the elevated railroad converted into a green park.  From Wikipedia,

The High Line (also known as the High Line Park) is a 1.45-mile-long (2.33 km) New York City linear park built in Manhattan on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line. Inspired by the 3-mile (4.8-kilometer) Promenade plantée (tree-lined walkway), a similar project in Paris completed in 1993, the High Line has been redesigned and planted as an aerial greenway and rails-to-trails park. 

We enjoyed cocktails on the patio, offering a panoramic view of NYC's skyline.  Notice the mix of old brick and new steel in the Meatpacking District.

Across the river is New Jersey ...

... and a peek of the Statue of Liberty.

The stars shined bright with Gayle Callen, Laura Lee Guhrke, and Lucia Macro.

Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Eloisa James smiled in the wind.

The wind also unfurled Old Glory.   Do you have a favorite green park near you?  One randomly selected commenter from my RWA recaps wins a book choice from my convention stash. Comments are open through Saturday, August 8, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, August 9.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

Sunset over Manhattan


  1. Kim -- so jealous of all your adventures at RWA in NYC! This looked like such a great place for a party -- love the photos!

  2. Love the High Line! Great photos.

  3. Diane P. DiamondJuly 29, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    No nice parks near me here in Florida. Now, if I still lived in London, then I would say Kensington Gardens, and Hyde Park.

  4. I am so envious you were there and I'm stuck working all day!!! Maybe next year....

  5. East River Park is close by and pretty nice.

  6. Balboa Park in San Diego. It is really nice!

  7. No, no favorite parks. Don't have much opportunity to get out and find them.

  8. WE have one in town that I love to visit.

  9. We have lots of parks and green areas around, but I rarely take the time to visit them - spring & fall are the best times to visit, while it's not too hot or buggy.

  10. I love Grant Park in downtown Chicago!

  11. Don't know of any but these pictures are beautiful! I'm going to need to schedule a trip up to NY!