good morning everyone! i hope you all enjoyed your weekend. it was gorgeous in new york, sunny and in the 70s all weekend, and i think i did a pretty good job of enjoying it to the fullest. saturday was mostly spent solo; brunch plans with a friend fell through (kind of long, tragic story) and i ended up taking myself out to eat and then wandering down to the west village, where my friend rachel works at rag & bone. as we were listening to au revoir simone and chatting, cameron diaz walked in and danced around the store with her friend for a bit. i left rachel to deal with the celebrity and wandered around the west village some, finally heading up to the meat packing district and sitting in the sun with a new yorker for an early dinner. headed back to the burg eventually, and met up with pam from market publique for a glass (or three) of wine, then walked across the street to meet up with a couple of friends for a drink and a bite before heading back into manhattan for a birthday party. yesterday i slept in before getting brunch with some friends in cobble hill (bistrot francais, for any of you who happen to be new yorkers, is always perfect. get some french macaroons to go,) then wandered around that neighborhood with vanessa and finally breaking down and buying these shoes, which i've been eyeballing for so long. the birthday purchases are officially over. i think i went a little overboard.
shoes: vivienne westwood for melissa
i had to wear these shoes out of the shop and managed to give myself a pretty mean blister within a few blocks, thus the bandaid. i'll power through, though. pain is beauty, right?
counting down the days until my trip to chicago on thursday. if any of you are in chicago or thereabouts this friday, you should come to this. i will be there, and i am bringing homemade mini flan.