The Lingonberry Garden

A blog celebrating painting, design, folk art, Scandinavian-American heritage and everyday living.

City of Treasures

 A part of New York's history

A part of New York's history

A return to New York City for a weekend. The city's out-of-the-box amazing-ness beginning with the lobby of the Hudson. Central Park, riding the subways, walking, walking, walking. The incredible architecture. The history.  A different sense of time. Stopping at Momofuku Milk Bar in Brooklyn for a quick dessert on the way to a ramen dinner.

 Coffee...Swedish style at Fika

Coffee...Swedish style at Fika

Always so much to take in... The delis and bakeries, the carts with fresh fruit and the array of flowers for sale on so many streets... So many languages. So many people of all ages strolling and hurrying here and there. Excited to run across Fika on 58th Street -- was hoping to find a touch of Sweden... So many tempting Swedish pastries -- glad to find a cardamom roll and time to enjoy two cups of coffee.  Brought back memories of earlier days in New York with my Swedish and Norwegian grandparents

 Two of the great bookstores -- Argosy and Strand

Two of the great bookstores -- Argosy and Strand

A great chance to return to two favorite spots: getting lost in time in the Argosy Bookstore, barely scratching the surface of its treasures, and savoring the art books and catalogs at the Strand. Both amazing and overwhelming. Both treats.

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