Summer's Almost Over

Friday, August 28, 2009

How on earth did it get to be August 28? I can't believe the summer has come and gone so quickly. Last night my friend D. and I went to see Edward Scissorhands in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Why, oh why, have I not been going every Thursday? It was a magical, wonderful setting to watch a film. It's been a full summer with trips to France and California and weekends in Long Island and upstate. But really, where did summer go?

I've checked of the items off of my list of summer to-dos (Movies with a View? Check. Highline Park? Check. Governors Island? Check.), but there are still lots left. In no particular order, here are some things I'd like to do before fall is upon us:

Headed to the Beach...

Friday, August 21, 2009

It's been hot this week in New York, and my marathon training has been downright miserable. So, I'm really looking forward to a weekend at the beach. We're headed to Mattituck and then on to Montauk. There's a lobster dinner planned for Saturday night and if we're not all lobstered out, maybe we'll stop for a lobster roll at lunch on our way back to the city.

Photos taken in Bridgehampton on August 1, 2009.

A Picnic In The Park

Thursday, August 20, 2009

May I recommend hosting a group picnic in your nearest park? It was a really wonderful way to celebrate my birthday this year. Friends gathered in nearby Fort Greene Park early on a Sunday evening. We all brought something to eat and I made a cooler of what we were calling "picnic punch" (white wine + sliced lemons and limes + seltzer). People could come and go as they pleased, and we stayed until it was dark. A picnic beats meeting up in a bar any day.

Faux Damien Hirst

Thursday, August 13, 2009

How amazingly cool is this ode to Damien Hirst shown in the home section of today's New York Times? I love, love, love it. The caption for the photo reads, "Spools of thread are on display as they would be in a tailor shop, another nod to Mr. Hirst's work. When guests come over to the house [homeowner] Mr. Coupland invites them to pull on the string." It's one of the freshest ideas I have seen in a while.

The article chronicles Mr. Coupland's renovation of a mid-century home in Vancouver. The end results of his labors are pretty stunning. I feel like Coupland and I would get along. Below is a collection of building block pieces and below is a grouping of objects of which Coupland said, "I collect shapes," Mr. Coupland said. I immediately understood what he meant about shapes and fell in love with him when I saw the building blocks. Click here to read the full article.


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