summer in the city

summer in the city… means cleavage, cleavage, cleavage_ regina spektor

i hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of july! while i unfortunately missed partaking in our family barbeque in georgia and watching my brother light up puny fireworks, i was able to work at the Met during the holiday (yay me!). but i must say after work, the macy’s fireworks that lit up the night sky in west manhattan more than made up for it! i absolutely adore fireworks and the show this year was just utterly spectacular.

summer has officially hit nyc and in order to stay cool in the city, i have come up with a few of my own tips. one, avoid the subway system (if you can). imagine a dragon lighting fire onto a landfill and you have a vague idea of what the nyc metro system is like on a hot summer day. ughh unbearable.

another tip would be to constantly drink/eat something cool, such as the delicious watermelon juice i had at the brooklyn flea market on saturday or… ICE CREAM!

to celebrate jennifer’s (one of my fellow interns) 21st birthday a few of us went out to the famous serendipity 3. i think i can speak for jennifer in this picture when i say WOWSA! after eating dinner, we proceeded to indulge to a diabetic heart’s content with frozen hot chocolate, forbidden broadway sundae (chocolate cake with ice cream, hot fudge & whipped cream) and mochaccinos. it was pure decadence and deliciousness!

if you’re a fan of the movie (like my sister), you’ll appreciate the eclectic feel of the small restaurant. but be ready to make reservations ahead of time for dinner or wait about 1.5 hours or more for a table.

another summer tip would be to utilize the evening events that the city has to offer! my amazing friend anne larimer had the day off yesterday and surprised me by texting that she had gotten us tickets for Shakespeare in the Park! this can be a bit of a hassle to do on a whim, as tickets for the 8p shows start selling at 6.30 in the morning (and sell quickly!). but if you ever have a chance to do this, i would highly recommend it. seeing ‘all’s well that ends well’ performed on a theatre stage in the middle of central park really made the night seem magical 🙂

Serendipity 3
255 east 60th street, ny ny
(212) 838.3531
Shakespeare in the Park
Central Park, ny ny

and now, from nyc to nashvegas ya’ll! on thursday, i will be flying into nashville to celebrate my friend rebekah’s wedding!!! i. am. SO. EXCITED. postings to come when i get back!

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