Last summer I heard rumors that the city was building a walkway between Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Promenade. Over the weekend, Kristin and I discovered that construction was complete and you could easily walk between the park and the promenade. I foresee many walks home from the studio now that the weather is nicer.
Also on our walk we found a box of beautiful flowers outside of The Invisible Dog, day maker right there.
Last night I experienced a rare moment when I realize I am a grown-up and I can do whatever I want. So, instead of heading home after babysitting my nieces like I had planned I headed to the Brooklyn Bridge and walked halfway across. I can’t think of a better ending to the first day of Spring.
Oh, and I took some photos!
Saturday was filled with:
ear to ear smiles
watching kids crash on their sleds
It was a fantastic day in New York.
It’s getting very cold in New York. I have found a few things absolutely essential when walking outside in this weather. You must have a puffy jacket, in these temperatures, no one cares about how stylish it is. I bought myself an infinity scarf from Yokoo at the Etsy Holiday Shop and when I have it triple wrapped around my neck I can keep my face warm too. The last thing is a super warm hat; keeping your head warm makes all the difference! I have also heard good things about fleece lined leggings!!
Oh and SmartWool socks are worth every penny. I have eight pairs so I never run out.
Check out this instagram of how I dress in these temperatures!
I finally made it to Ann Hamilton’s The Event of a Thread yesterday at the Park Avenue Armory (one of my favorite art venues, remember Tom Sachs?). The show had a lot of hype, but it did not disappoint. I only wish I had gone weeks ago because it was bonkers crowded. My favorite part? Laying down under the sheets, it’s completely mesmerizing. I could fall asleep there every night.
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Joanna Goddard is hosting a bake sale this weekend to raise money for the Mayor’s Fund for hurricane relief. If you or someone you know is in the area please consider heading over for some sweet treats to help the cause!
So Ban.do’s new fall / holiday collection is to die for. My wishlist (above) contains nearly every piece available. They just keep getting better and better. I love ban.do not just for their great products, but the most amazing ladies work there too!
/ glitter bobbi set / gold flower / sequin flower headband
/ sequin stripe scarf / pouf / star comb
/ headband / glitter bomb bobbi / smooch brooch
/ crystal crush bobbi / collar / double trouble headwrap
In other news, New York is slowly but surely recovering from Hurricane Sandy. If you know of any small businesses in the area, do your best to support them in the coming weeks, losing a week of business can really hurt a small company!
If you want to help Galapagos Art Space had serious damage and could use donations.
The DUMBO Business Improvement District is keeping people updated about conditions in the area and volunteer opportunities.
NYC Service has a good list of general volunteer positions.
Have tech skills in the NY area? Sign up here to volunteer your time/expertise. Need tech help after the storm? Sign up here.
Thanks for all the well wishes, I am doing just fine as is my apartment. My only affliction was a severe case of cabin fever by morning. I went for a walk with some friends to check out some of the places that were hit pretty hard by flooding. The area around the Gowanus Canal was completely flooded all evening (which is especially dangerous because it’s full of toxins). By this morning the flooding had receded and the canal was back to its usual level of grossness. // a photo from last night
We also stopped by the Lowe’s parking lot which was a swimming pool yesterday evening. It’s clear of water as well, but has quite a few lost UPS packages.