There’s something indefinable, fascinating, seductive about the big city. New York puts me in a state of mind – that all kinds of things are possible, that the unexpected is expected, that your dreams can come to life. Since we’ve been traveling there for years it’s becoming more familiar and dear to me, and yet it always finds a way to knock me on my ass.
It’s amazing how wonderfully alone you can feel in the mega-city, if alone time is what you crave. I often take my book to Washington Square Park or to a coffee shop, and enjoy an hour or two of “solitude.” Of course, you’re never alone, but you can park yourself in your quiet space and watch people, squirrels and other living things.
Thrifting is another one of my favorite NYC occupations. I was smug with victory when I found a down puffer coat by a brand I hadn’t heard of: BACON (sounds yummy). Following the law of all thrifters, I Googled them and BAM: the jacket retails for over $700. Goodwill of Greenwich village price: $20. I did the happy, happy shopper dance (we never do that in the store, of course, that’s way too smug. : >)
I had lunch with the fabulous Alida of Alida Style and My Makeover Mission. She’s a New Yorker all the way, and generously shows me the ropes.
Sandy was not neglected. We found him a luxe leather jacket by Coach (this one exactly), at the same Goodwill on W 8th Street. Looking handsome, this guy.
This stirring display was in front of the Stonewall Inn, considered the birthplace of the gay rights movement. In July 1969, the patrons of the club fought back against the police who were “raiding” the bar because of “unlawful” homosexual activity. A watershed moment.
New Yorkers adore their dogs. The official Dog-oween Parade had been cancelled but there was an informal dog-party in Washington Square. Too adorable:
Let your dreams lead you, and stay fabulous, xo,
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