Friday, September 18, 2009

Things that Make Me Smile.

1) L'Shana Tovah!
My little Jewish Bunny and I will be ringing in the new year with his family today. As JGIWC has pointed out, I am a good little shiksa. And frankly, I'm always happy for the occasion of a fresh start and a clean slate. Let's party like it's 5770!

2) The Giraffe Manor.
Possibly the perfect vacation?

(Or possibly a little bit terrifying...)

3) The Look of Love.
The Sartorialist kisses his girlfriend, fellow blogger and general Parisian goddess, Garance Dore.

4) "The Duchess."
This is the nickname one of my coworkers gave me, because I always have high demands and high expectations. (And I always wear dresses.) I take it as a compliment!

5) The always creative window displays at Fish's Eddy.
I went to this wonderful glassware/dinnerware/flatware shop to purchase a birthday gift for the lovely CLB. And in the spirit of their consistently inventive window displays, this week they created a Manhattan skyline out of forks, knives and spoons.

6) Sex and the City '80's flashback = Charlotte in Lilly Pulitzer?
I'm really not an '80s fan, but I can appreciate a good tribute when I see one. SJP looks just like Madonna, and KD is dressed precisely as I would expect a 20-something Charlotte York to be.
Is that skirt Lilly? An impostor? I need a close up to be sure!

7) Snark in the backseat of a cab.
You never know what you'll find in NYC.
I was particularly impressed yesterday morning to see that a cabbie took charge of his TaxiTV and included a handwritten notice on the TV's frame:

8) San Gennaro Festival in Little Italy.
(This picture was taken at the festival's entrance at Mulberry and Houston, right by the Puck building. You can see a statue of Puck near the top right of this photo.)

Looking to do something out of the ordinary, the Bunny took me to dinner in Little Italy so we could wander through the streets of the San Gennaro Festival. I'd never been to this annual festival before and it was fun, if a bit noisy, and certainly very festive. The streets are blocked off to traffic, and cars are replaced with vendors selling zeppoles, gelato, and showcasing games like Dunk the Clown; it's like Coney Island in the middle of Manhattan (note: I've never been to Coney Island). The last day of the festival is this Sunday, so I encourage you to go!

Happy Weekend.
Better blogging next week, I promise!


TAG said...

Say say five thousand seven seven zero party over oops out of time


LPC said...

The San Gennaro festival is one thing I really miss from my days living in New York.

Black Labs and Lilly said...

Thank you so much for the invite! Have a wonderful time celebrating this evening!!

MCW said...

I seriously took that exact same pic at San Gennaro! Isn't it just the perfect watching location! Almost as good as Coney Island (which you must go to!).
And good for that cabbie! Those TV's drive me nuts!!!

BLC :o said...

I love that kiss! Xoxo-BLC