It was 2006, and she was arriving for an appearance on The Late Show.
It is a city on the sea, open to the outsider, willing to do a deal with the one arriving from distant shores.
Lyall subsequently moved back to his native New Zealand, arriving in time for the big earthquake.
c.1200, "reach land, reach the end of a journey by sea," from Anglo-French ariver, Old French ariver (11c.) "to come to land," from Vulgar Latin *arripare "to touch the shore," from Latin ad ripam "to the shore," from ad "to" (see ad-) + ripa "shore" (see riparian). The original notion is of coming ashore after a long voyage. Of journeys other than by sea, from late 14c. Sense of "to come to a position or state of mind" is from late 14c. Related: Arrived; arriving.
To successfully establish one's position or reputation (1880s+)