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There is a song performed by Billie Holiday called Autumn In New York and the lyrics go a little something like,
“Autumn in New York
Why does it seem so inviting?
Autumn in New York
It spells the thrill of first-nighting”
Nevermind what “first-nighting” is, the song nails it; there’s just something about New York in the fall. Its thrilling and inviting and just plain fun. For my 16th birthday my family took me to NYC to celebrate and since my birthday falls right after Christmas and just before New Years the city always felt extra magical. It became a little tradition to take a day trip to the city on my birthday each year and peruse the art museums and eat at good restaurants. So when the weather starts to change it reminds me of trips to the big apple. Tyson and I have some good friends who just moved to Queens and I’m so excited at the thought of visiting them in the city this fall.
How about you? What makes you think of fall?
Destination// New York, New York
Wearing// 1. ASOS Wide Brim Stenson Felt Hat 2. La Garconne Raquel Allegra Long Tee Dress 3. NARS Pure Matte Lipstick Bangkok 4. Madewell Cluster Ring 5. Cenise Leather Bucket Bag 6.FREEBIRD by Steven Double Zip Booties
Things have been very busy in a very good way. I’ve got a couple new things up my sleeves and I have been working pretty hard to get things up and running as soon as possible. Aside from all of that, I spent last week at the beach in Connecticut. Which brings all of my summer travels to a sad end. The really great part about the week though, I mean aside from the house on the beach and the dreamy sunsets, was that my friend Jen came to join for the last few days. It really was the best way to say farewell to my favorite season. And I think you’ll see why…
In 2005 hurricane Katrine hit New Orleans. Close to 80% of the city was flooded due to the affects of the storm and the failings of the levees. In 2008 I took a very short trip to New Orleans and saw a bit of the damage in the lower 9th Ward. Its been nearly 10 years since the storm and there are still so many homes in disrepair. My friend Kate works with Americore to help the rebuilding in St. Bernard Parish and I tagged along with her one of the days I was there.
I don’t know about you but I LOVE summer. The sunshine! The vacations! The clothes! The food! Everything just seems brighter and more cheerful. I’ve gathered together some really wonderful summery images on Pinterest, so come follow along! Here’s to you summer, you wonderful, wonderful thing, you. Please feel free to stay on well into September.
Wow, you guys, New Orleans. The food, the music, the buildings, the people. All of it. I love all of it. I even loved the heat and humidity, which my friend Kate thought was insane. Everything about this city is unique and fun and crazy. The day after I arrived Kate and I hopped a street car into the French Quarter to do a little shopping. We ate lunch at Royal House; fried catfish and jambalaya. We also both tried Sno-Balls for the first time, which is like a southern version of italian ice (aka water ice, if you’re from philly, like me). And I loved it so much that it became a necessary stop any time we saw a stand. And of course we had to stop at Cafe du Monde for some beignets! It was insanely crowded so we ordered ours to go and sat by the window, watching them make the donuts. They were messy but so, so good.