Near Wall Street with Bianca, Saturday
Hello once again! Here’s what I’ve been up to during the last week. The Week in Pictures is a few days late because I was in-flight from New York to Paris for what felt like ages. But, let’s back up a few days. In true New York fashion, the second I arrived on Thursday night, everything felt like it was on fast forward. I am still wondering when New Yorkers find time to sleep! It was so great to catch up with friends, old and new, that very night.
In transit (PDX > NYC) / A late night with friends, old and new
On Friday, I wandered aimlessly, waved to our nation’s first president on the way to the subway and finally made my way to Soho. Oh, and I caved for a pair of leather shorts at Topshop that reminded me of modern lederhosen.
Mischa and Bianca
On Friday night, I was so excited to revisit my favorite bar in the East Village, Ella. The modern 50s era decor is immaculate and the band playing 50s Sinatra-style throwbacks was spot-on. What I love about New York is that you can walk a few blocks and be in a totally different scene. At a 50s rockabilly night at another bar, I sat at the edge of the room while perfectly styled twenty-somethings danced the night away in full skirts, red lips and curls. In contrast, I felt like a cyborg outcast in my head-to toe black, Rick Owens and zippers.
On Saturday morning, Bianca and I cabbed it over to the Meatpacking District to visit Bumble and Bumble and her friend, Mischa (hairstylist extraordinaire). The salon is so beyond amazing. Modern decor with a clinical element paired with a view to kill. What’s not to love?
An early afternoon all-you-can-drink champagne brunch turned into total mayhem; we knew it was time to clear out when a champagne flute was shattered. By the time I got back to Bianca’s apartment and repacked for Paris, there was a drunken dance-off taking place in the living room. I love New York.
Late Saturday night, Gala and I boarded a plane bound for Paris. That was an adventure in itself that I will tell you about someday soon. Until then, I’m off to wander the streets of Paris. xoxo!