6 June 2013, 13:23
The weather was so unbelievable over the weekend that we were barely in the house. On Sunday we went to the Met to check out the Punk exhibit. It seems crazy when I type it, but Mike and I had never been there together. The reason it’s so wild is that my husband studied at SVA, and he knows so much about art! As we walked from room to room, he pointed out his favourite things, telling me what made them brilliant and what he loved about them. It was totally illuminating, since when I look at art, I know what I like, but I don’t know what I’m looking at. It was fantastic to learn a little more about the subject!
Afterwards, we walked across the road to Café Sabarsky, a little restaurant tucked inside the Neue Galerie, where I ate one of the best pretzels of my life along with an insane iced chocolate and crepes filled with apricot confiture. Yum. Best cheat day ever.
Now that it’s summer, I’m back to my old habits: namely, taking extremely long walks and documenting everything I see. Yesterday I was walking home thinking about how lucky New Yorkers are to live in this magnificent city: full of art and life, strange characters and beautiful light. I’m so grateful to be here!
My lipstick is Illamasqua in Corrupt, and my bag is Kate Spade’s New Bond Street Florence (still a favourite). I have been wearing this dress almost every day since I got it, and I am obsessed with teasing my hair to banshee-esque proportions! Also: a posie from Flowergirl.
J’adore… Obsessively treasure-hunting (especially on Bonadrag... Too many gems to ignore!) Giggling with my husband at the Met Enchanted evenings with Veronica Varlow Planning holidays, because it’s my favourite thing ever Seeing Rabbit read at St Mark’s Bookshop — she was dressed like Jerry Hall and made all the men in the audience nervous Finding new mixtapes to play over and over and over again Writing memoir-style vignettes Buying new notebooks (can’t help myself) Counting down the days until I’m reunited with Shauna and Kat! Being super-in-love with my husband (#summerlovin #hadmeablast) Teasing my hair every day Working out with resistance bands and being almost unable to walk downstairs for two days afterwards GREEK ISLANDS! Waking up at 6am: yeah, it sucks, but you feel great 10 minutes afterwards! Filming interviews New Illamasqua lipstick (in Atomic — glorious) Walking 40 blocks in perfect weather Strolling down unfamiliar streets and seeing everything with new eyes Buying candles Exploring art at the HOWL festival (see below!) Marilyn Manson marathons…
“The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and the destination.” (John H. Schaar)