New York, New York



The dynamic duo Marion Bundy and Ann Leyhe just dashed off for dinner in NYC this week with Nora Ephron.  Marion and Ann are the owners of Mrs. Dalloway’s Literary & Garden Arts in the historic Elmwood commercial district.  The two friends won a nationwide contest sponsored last summer by Random House. Their store window display was coordinated with the release nationwide of “Julie & Julia” directed by Nora Ephron, based on the book by Julie Powell: JULIE & JULIA: MY YEAR OF COOKING DANGEROUSLY. 

Their promotion also tied into a wine-tasting at the Elmwood wine shop and the opening of the film itself at the Elmwood movie theater  Mrs. Dalloway’s Literary & Garden Arts features talks by authors and related events each month.  You can pick up a schedule by visiting the bookstore, 2904 College Avenue. Or visit their website and click on “News & Events.” Or request automatic monthly online notifications by emailing

Mrs. Dalloway’s is named after the novel with the same name by Virginia Woolf.  The first line of MRS. DALLOWAY reads: “Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.”  Both Marion and Anne Leyhe have lived in the Elmwood neighborhood for more than 25 years.

One Response to “New York, New York”

  1. We’re back from NYC where we had a wonderful dinner with Nora who was as warm and witty as one might have expected. This came after seeing her off-Broadway show, “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” (highly recommended). We ate at a wonderful restaurant in Columbus Circle called Avoce, and the publicity director from Knopf picked up the tab. The only thing not to like was the weather which was in the teens.

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