I took a break from cleaning/organizing/decorating to take a midday walk around our block, near Washington Square Park. Here are a few highlights and everyday wonders:
The park itself is beautiful right now, in full bloom, and with New York University students spread out all over the grass. The squirrels here are so fat, they only come up to you and beg if you have macarons to offer.
The Arch is the centerpiece of the park, stately and elegant. It was built in 1893 to memorialize the 100th anniversary of Washington’s inauguration as first President. His quote is inscribed:
“Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair. The event is in the hand of God.”
I’m not sure this is a “highlight” pic, but I loved these three pigeons posing smartly on a bench. Fat and sassy. There’s plenty of nature’s beauty in the heart of a city.
A bookstore right on the sidewalk. That’s irresistible. Literally – I can’t walk past a table of books without a browse.
You thought I might forget the shopping, but no! I found this new-to-me vintage shop today, Mo:Vint. Nice stuff, and the sales were tempting.
I had to end my tour at the Blue Wall on Minetta Lane. I’m wearing a newly thrifted pleather skirt – I never thought I’d like one, but it’s so comfortable, and practical: the dropped french fries slide right off.
Some warm weather pieces to browse: