Mon, May 25 2015
I’m really happy to have a long weekend. The past few weeks have been really busy, and it’s nice to have a chance to go outside and spend time in the sunshine. These photos are from a few weeks ago when the flowers were still blooming. At this point, most of the trees have lost their petals, but now everything is green, the wind is warm and it feels like the middle of summer.
We’ve had company in town the past week, and most of the evenings were spent dining out around the city, strolling through the parks, catching up, and visiting the museums. My favorite was the Met again, and “China: Through the Looking Glass” exhibit, which explores the impact of Chinese aesthetics on Western fashion. Curiously, some of the showpieces resembled traditional Russian costumes in their motifs, shapes and fabrics. I learned that I prefer red gowns, lace, fur, floral embroidery, and long sleeves. If you’ve been reading my blog for some time, this shouldn’t surprise you.
Before leaving the Met we went a few flights of stairs up to the roof garden — the last time we’d been there was back in October, before it closed for winter. The timing was perfect, we watched the setting sun’s rays kiss the fancy Upper East Side rooftops and the green clouds of Central Park good-night.
Speaking of Central Park, with the hotter days rolling in and the evenings staying light longer, it’s really become our backyard. Benjamin and I can often be found on a bench in the Italian or French gardens, reading, jotting down thoughts in our notebooks, listening to the birds, and watching people passing by. The highlight of this weekend was spotting a chubby raccoon, who was exploring the contents of the nearby trash basket. I got it on video!
We’re going out now to soak in some more long weekend sunshine, and I want to invite you to join us via snapchat! I finally gave up and got it, and so far it’s been incredibly fun! My username is also lublyou there — let’s be friends!