Friday, September 25, 2009

The Gift of Anonymity in New York

I am now back on the freelance worker train and as such, have had the flexibility to come to New York for a week. There are, of course, a million things I miss about the city (like the way peeps pronounce the word "always." It sounds like "oh-ways"). But mostly it's the anonymity it affords its inhabitants.

I loved this article in the NYTimes called, "Reading Underground" mainly for this quotation from a woman who was interviewed for the piece: “Although you're surrounded by people, the anonymity is really forgiving." I find something sad and beautiful in that brief comment -- it perfectly explains one of the strongest qualities of New York life.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Step Up & Step Out = Best of All Worlds

I am crazy excited about this event that's coming up on September 26, 2009 in NYC -- it's called Step Up & Step Out and it's all about SHOES! What's more, it's a benefit for the Step Up Women's Network, which is all about women using their networks to help other women, teenagers and girls.

Hello! Women helping women, leveraging communities, empowering teenagers, women's health issues>? Yes, love. What's! It's pure genius and I am so thankful to be able to head back to the city for this shindig.

Check out the brunch or just the sale. You can buy tickets here.

Generous = fabulous.

Monday, September 07, 2009

From the Trenches: Labor Day in CT & NYC

I can't think of a better way to spend Labor Day weekend than to come to NYC, shoot out to Camp Sloane for a reunion weekend, then come back to the city to enjoy a local Eat-In as well as catching up with friends, culture and fashion!

Here's the gist of it:

- Camp never changes! The numbers of campers can expand and contract, the popular activities can evolve, the rules for counselors can become more "strict," but C-a-m-p-S-l-o-a-n-e is still one of greatest places on earth.

- Short shorts with hard-backed (i.e. covering the back of the heel) gladiator sandals and longish, billowy shirts (with the occasional summer scarf) are hot hot hot. Everyone's wearing this in the final warm-weather days.

- DBGB is a nice new addition to the Bowery (warning, the site loads with music playing).

- There's a Hayden Harnett in Manhattan now on Elizabeth Street. That's a fairly recent addition, right? Also in that area is a Vince. Oh how I covet thee, Vince...and in related news, thanks to our current economy, everyone working in a store was nice to me. There were no bitches>?! Crazy, right?

- If you're an entrepreneur, or supporter of people who run small/start-up businesses, you need to join this movement> Build A Stronger America!