Top, Johnny Was. Jeans Lucky Brand vintage. Shoes, Michael Kors
The mercury reached over the 100's today and the streets of NYC were on fire. You may ask why I am wearing my jeans out on a day when temperatures are set to soar, the answer is, after dressing in my new yellow shorts you saw me trying on over here , I realised the security tag was not removed, dang! I contemplated wearing them with the tag but the tag was far to uncomfortable.
Street fair on Broadway Each week a different location in the city hosts a street fair.
We lost count after 452 stalls, selling arts and crafts, clothing and jewellery mostly cheap stuff from China. A few talented local artist selling prints etc but I wouldn't put these street fairs on my list of things to do in NYC. If you happen to be in the area, the fresh food and home made lemonade stands are delicious.
This is the Brooklyn flea held in Fort Green each Saturday. It was soo hot, trying desperately to stay out of the sun and sipping lemonades in between trying to meet and chat to as many people as possible made for quite a long day.
And here are a few of my totally Brooklyn friends I met yesterday, talented, fun and quirky
Claudia Pearson I love the simplicity to her illustrations, bringing fruit and vegetable to a quirky life on paper and textiles. I purchased the one to Claudia's right
'The Brown Stones' Typical Brooklyn architecture. See Claudia's Blog here
This is Dan and Dan basically packs up his parent's house each Saturday and brings it on down to the flea, well not quite like that, but read about him here. Dan store is filled to the brim with retro toys and figurines. You can imagine how much fun the sailor and I had choosing cool stuff for Rowan.
After a long morning at the flea and unfortuntley too hot to walk around the eclectic Brooklyn we came to our favourite spot in Williamsburg , with the best beer garden in the hood. Roberta's Pizza and Tiki Bar. This is one place you have to put on your list when you visit New York, We were here last year and the place is as still hip happening as ever, in fact it's just gotten better. We were given a tour of the bakery, rooftop greenhouse and new tastings restaurant, I can't believe how this once small pizza restaurant and has grown into a green and sustainable restaurant village, lucky us, we have been invited to our very own tastings evening, dining with the owners and chefs later this week...so excited! Roberta's has just got to be the coolest green reastaurant in NYC.
Over the last couple of days ,walking the walk and talking the talk in NYC I have learnt some pretty useless things, one of them is peeing in public toilets. I have a standard operating mode for peeing in public toilets (especially the ones at the sailing club) I like to put lots of toilet paper in the bowl so it doesn't make a big splashing noise going into the bowl, then I kind of let it out slowly so I don't sound like I have a cow's bladder. If I can, I try to wait until the cubicles are empty, standing outside monitoring who goes in and out, so I can find a slot when nobody else is in the toilets. You might think this is weird but at least you can put this on the list of things you know about Roberta.
Well in New York City, ladies just let it all out with a big splash and I have even heard one let out a sigh of relief.........HORROR, I gringed in disbelief and ran out the door as fast as I could, not even stopping to wash my hands, fumbling through my bag for my hand sanitiser.
Do you pee loud in public toilets! Do you have a standard operating mode for peeing in pubic?