liza & cisco
Location: (40.723811, -73.992352)
Place: Whole Foods on Houston & 2nd Avenue
Liza: We shared a coconut water on a tiny love seat (which was probably really just supposed to be a big chair for one person, but we crammed ourselves in there cause we were in the haze of new love)...The coconut water tasted like wine of the gods. We sipped and kissed and sipped and kissed some more. It felt like time stood still and the world fell away from us into a blur. There was just you and me and a bottle of cococnut water. Perfect.
Location: (40.722338, -73.99289)
Place: The New Museum
Cisco: I loved drinking coconut water with you on the too small chair! Reminds me of the coconut margarita we had on the day we went to the rooftop of The New Museum. Coconut drinks somehow seemed to be a theme for lovers!
Location: (40.720319, -74.014084)
Place: Pier 25
Liza: Speaking of cocktails....obviously by the time we got to Pier 25 (on our very first date) we were both fairly laden with exotic cocktails. We met at Macao in Tribeca, but the real memories were made at Pier 25. Remember how warm and sultry it was? Yes, the cocktails played a role....but we could’ve been stone cold sober and it would’ve been as magical. We walked all the way to the end of the pier. It felt very much like Kate and Leo in the Titanic at the front of the ship. You were behind me...I turn my head....and...KISS! Yes, electric. Our first kiss.
Location: (40.703123, -73.995806)
Place: East River Ferry
Cisco: When you said Leo and Kate I couldn’t help but think about our first (of many) trips on the East River Ferry. Remember that first trip to Williamsburg? Even though we were still in NYC, it felt like we were on vacation...like we were going somewhere really special. AND I think that was our first selfie. But then, the ferry was kinda made for selfies! I’d like to always kiss you on the ferry!
Location: (40.750568, -73.993519)
Place: TGIF Penn Station
Liza: Speaking of trips - I guess the most significant trip we’ve taken together was the first...I mean the very, very first. The first time I met you was at the TGIF Penn Station. Where we first laid eyes on one another....but if you recall, our mutual friend just thought it was a convenient meeting spot before we got on the LIRR on our way to Long Beach. And what a day it was...we never kissed that day (certainly not at TGIF!) but our knees brushed on the train on the way home from the beach...and it was electric. I knew there’d be kissing in our very near future.
Location: (40.740434, -74.000778)
Place: Grey Dog Cafe, Chelsea
Cisco: It’s such a funny story for anyone that knows us, that we met at TGIF...we eat the exact opposite of that food! Remember our regular haunt, Grey Dog Cafe, in Chelsea? It was before we moved in together and we were still sleeping over 3-4 nights a week. The nights we were apart, you’d go to spin at the gym...and wait for me to finish with my last client...then go have a bite together, usually at Grey Dog. Then it’d be time to part ways. We’d walk to the train station and then the serious loooooong kiss goodbye, Always epic.
Location: (40.737467, -74.00231)
Place: 240 West 12th Street
Liza: Oh, those long goodbye kisses! It felt like Romeo and Juliet! Parting is such sweet sorrow! Totally reminds me of our long goodbyes at the stoop around the corner from Equinox. We were in the earliest haze of love and we spent pretty much every minute together... including long kisses goodbye before your first client came in at the gym. We’d sneak around the corner and smooch on someone’s stoop until it was time to part. I love wandering down W 12th St. and catching a glimpse of that stoop… let’s kiss there soon!
Location: (40.716462, -74.016805)
Place: Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Cisco: You know what I was just thinking about? After our first, first kiss… remember all the kisses that followed that night? We wandered down from Pier 25 to “Penny Park”… stopping to kiss A LOT along the way… I love this park…it always feels like a secret garden kind of park… that night it was pretty damn romantic.
Location: (40.702846, -73.992987)
Place: Gran Electrica
Liza: Talk about secret gardens… Yes, it was packed in the garden of Gran Electrica but for us, it felt like everyone else there had a fuzzy filter on them… you and I were the only ones in focus. Hot summer night… so effing romantic… And yes, we were just down the street from my apt (soon to be our apt) but it felt like we could’ve been in Brazil or a Caribbean island. We were floating.
Location: (40.774306, -73.970801)
Place: Bethesda Fountain
Cisco: Remember our picnic in Central Park? It was just starting to turn from summer to very early fall… We’d been spending so much of our time together in Dumbo (Ok, yes, a lot of it indoors)… and I really wanted to take you to some of my favorite haunts. After our little picnic in the park, we made our way to The Met and finished the day at Bethesda Fountain… it was late in the day and the early fall cool air was just settling in… I couldn’t wait for cooler nights to come so I could throw my arms around you and keep you warm.
Location: (40.779437, -73.963244)
Place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Liza: That day! So much good stuff in that day! I loved kissing you by Bethesda! But I think being at The Met was an even more intimate experience in a funny way. You took me to all your most beloved nooks and crannies in the museum. You told me about spending a lot of time alone there… that it was kind of your happy place. It made me feel like I was getting to know a very private part of you… a part that not many get to know. I got a glimpse of you taking our future children to museums and telling them about your favorite pieces too… and then kissing them on their small faces. I can’t wait for them to get here so we can both kiss them!
Location: (40.744679, -73.948542)
Place: The Greenhouse of The Foundry
Cisco: I know I don’t need to say “remember”… it’s burned in both of our memories forever: The Greenhouse of the Foundry: obviously, the place we said “I DO!”... I remember sitting on the beach in Turkey just after I popped the question, dreaming up spots for the wedding. We both LOVED the idea of getting married at the Tobacco Warehouse in Dumbo - we could both envision strung lights inside of the modern-day ruins under the Brooklyn Bridge, just down the street from our home. But it was not meant to be. Nothing felt right until we found The Foundry. It had a similar industrial past and tons of romance. And having the ceremony in the Greenhouse in very early spring just made so much sense. I will always want to kiss you there. Forever.
liza & cisco