I Heart NY
I’m in NYC! I’d love to hear some of your favorite spots in NY–recommendations are very welcome! I’ll be gone for almost two weeks, but I’ve lined up some phenomenal guest bloggers. They’ll all be sharing posts with the theme of… LOOOOOVE. ♥
For the next few days I’ll be staying with Anna, Evan, Bruno and Fritz in their lovely home in the Hudson Valley. Then it’s back to the city–where I’ll get to hang out with Tom, Sarah, Nathan, Tamera, Jenna, Grace, Shilo, Alison and more Anna! I’m so excited that I feel a little sick to my stomach.
Dorky admission time… whenever I’m headed to New York I think about the film, Desperately Seeking Susan. It isn’t even that I lack any other more relevant associations–my family is from NY, I’ve spent quite a bit of time here as a child and an adult–I have lots of memories. I’m not sure what it is exactly. I think I saw the film at a certain age–when I was starting to imagine what my life might be like as an adult and, as I’ve said before, Madonna was one of my childhood idols.
I wanted to live in a giant dilapidated warehouse space above a Chinese restaurant. I wanted to hang out in rickety old movie theatres and watch rickety old movies. I wanted to go to all the vintage shops and put things on layaway. I wanted to get my breakfasts at an old diner with a hot, rumple-haired boy. I wanted to be a magician’s assistant. I wanted a busted vintage green sequin dress to wear with my fishnets. I wanted to eat Cheese Doodles while lounging in my bra–poolside. I wanted to dry my armpits in a public restroom. OK–that part isn’t true. I wanted $50 for the powder room. OK–that was a totally different movie.
Anything could happen! It always felt and still feels like everything is possible in New York–even for glamorous little misfits. I guess that’s the thing–New York will always feel like this place where the possibilities are endless. The history, music, art, industry and culture all collide and create this magnetic frenetic energy. I always feel like I get to keep some of it with me when I leave.
Take Care! See you when I get back! xoxo
Images are stills from the film, Desperately Seeking Susan.