Sunday, June 4, 2017

NYC With A Friend

Riding into Manhattan yesterday, the view from my train window of the blue sky and white clouds was spectacular.

I went into the city to see Patti, a fashion blogger who lives in Florida but visits New York twice a year. It was my 5th time meeting her in person. We share a common BFF, the irresistible Suzanne.

After a light brunch, Patti and I went shopping at some well-curated urban thrift-stores. One was Housing Works, a charitable organization that helps people with AIDS and those who are homeless. I found a fun skirt there in a faux reptile-skin print. Its bright blue color telegraphs it as obviously fake while the animal-print is visually interesting. I'm going to build a fun outfit around it this week.

Coincidentally, we later went to a museum exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Technology on the subject of how nature influences fashion ("Force of Nature"). The pieces on display were thought-provoking. Art and fashion have looked to nature for hundreds of years. Leonardo daVinci once said that “those who are inspired by a model other than Nature, a mistress above all masters, are laboring in vain.”

What did you do this weekend?


  1. Wow, great photos! It seems Patti and you had fun.

  2. Always some blogger fun with u! My bff is in town so I'm happy :)

  3. I am looking forward to seeing your new skirt as part of an outfit. Always wonderful to see you, xox


  4. Ooh, you got to see Patti again! We had a party this weekend, thanks for asking!

    I want those amazing shoes! Can't wait to see your skirt.

  5. Thats way more exciting than mine, dealing with a sick wife and baby is not fun. Finally trying to catch up with my reading YAY

    1. Sorry to hear, Dale. Hope they feel better soon.

  6. Oooo those shoes. I dog sat my usual beagles. Sounds like you had fun though!

    Summer in the boonies is not my cup of tea. Too many bugs and spiders

  7. Love that daVinci quote. Looks like the FIT show is a good one. Exhibition envy!
    This weekend started with a whimper: first day teaching my summer class at Otis and I was ill prepared. I made a terrible first impression!
    Sunday was way better: Picked up Severo at LAX, then we rushed up to the Greek Theater to see Elvis Costello. Great performance.

  8. Oh what fun you two had! I wish I could have been there with you but look forward to seeing you both in July.

    That exhibition looks amazing and I love the quote!


  9. What a fun weekend! You can't beat NYC- I want to go someday!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  10. How fun that you and Patti went to the FIT exhibit! Glad for/jealous of you both.

  11. I envy you! your weekend sounds like a blast. I was mostly working

  12. I loved your weekend!! That exhibit sounds AMAZING!! And thank you again for your thoughtful gift!

  13. Sounds like you had an awesome weekend ... LOVE those shoes!