Here is a smattering of photos taken over the past couple of weeks. Nothing in particular, but some fun things I thought I would share.
We had the pleasure of meeting some of our cross-town neighbors in the West Village at a giant block party last weekend. The event was based on the Palios of Siena and was organized to raise money for historically-based streetlights on the block.
Tables were stretched the full length of the street, and what a stylish bunch of New Yorkers!
The kids got busy playing bocce while the grown-ups chatted and ate terrific foods prepared by the neighborhood restaurants.
And here's proof that the Jump Rope Dress can also climb walls (but not very high--see that worried look?)...
...and waits nicely for the bus downtown. (No, she doesn't usually wear silk to school. Believe me.)
And I want to give a public shout-out to my former studio mate and dear friend Michelle, who worked tirelessly for the past two or three years to launch her Sea Warriors exhibit at the South Street Seaport downtown. See her beautiful flags on the lampposts?
Here's Tsia showing you her matching T-shirt,
and here's Michelle at the opening. I love the hem of her apron dress!
Another of her flags. I'm so proud of her!
If you ever visit the Seaport, you must see Bowne and Co. Stationers, where the curator/printer will demonstrate letterpress for you and you can purchase beautiful samples of his work.
After the opening we were treated to a special after-party in this fascinating building. (Our apartment complex doesn't exactly have an over-sized chandelier in the entry-way like this, you might be surprised to learn...)
We headed to the roof of the building where we could look up through the tree-top garden to the buildings of Wall Street overhead.
I especially liked the outdoor fireplace, which was perfect on a cool evening.
But what's that security block on the street below us?
Why, it's the New York Stock Exchange, just across the street! What a frieze for an eye-level view, no?