Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sat through Mon

We covered DFW; let's move onto brighter topics, yes? This past weekend was BF's b-day extravaganza, which mostly consisted of us lounging and then me cajoling BF into a Governer's Island trip, which was a-may-zing.

You take the subway allll the way downtown--past the ruined WTC site, past the Century 21 shoppers--right up until the subway car could hit the water. That's Whitehall Street. You get out and see the gorgeous, shining Staten Island Ferry (I'm not kidding). Look left. See that old fashioned building? That's where the Governer's Island ferry leaves every half hour. Free. You get on and take the 10 minute trip, twisting in your seat like a tourist. "Statue of Liberty!" "Waterfalls!" "Big old forts!" Once there, you walk around, in and out, looking at the wonderful art exhibits that cover the ground. Then you rent a 50's style Schwinn to bike around the island (Seafoam green for the ladies, silver for the fellas). Basket, bell, whole nine yards. Don't forget to say hello to the gigantic cat. (What can he possibly be eating to get so fat? And yes, we did call him guv'ner.)

What are you waiting for? The Island closes for the season on October 12th.  (UPDATE: Pics posted. You can see more at my Flickr.)

What else? Oh, last night? We saw My Bloody Valentine. I can't thoroughly explain how awesome and influential this band is. But anyhow, it was a totally mind-blowing experience. A little ear-blowing too; NY Mag suspects MBV "PLAY LOUDEST SHOW EVER" and I may concur. There was a 12-17 minute (opinion varies) wall of noise that exploded at the end of the last song. At first it felt exhilarating: like a 747 was landing on your head, but you were invincible. Then 3/4 I had to put in my free earplugs. I like being able to hear, I decided.

Okay! Jewelry! (No theme, except a perhaps personal theme which is: I found some new sites!)




(these folks are having a sample sale in NYC through the 26th. Information here.)


14 comments:

WendyB said...

Sounds like fun. But I'm worried about that cat's blood pressure.

enc said...

I always wear earplugs to shows now. I guess I'm getting old.

fashion herald said...

ha, enc, i'm the same! and i try to get the husband to do it also - I fear the hearing aid bill. He loves MBV.

Sal said...

You guys are way ahead of me. We hardly even GO to shows anymore. Unless one of us is playing ...

I took the Staten Island Ferry for giggles last time I was in NYC - a bit of a bust due to some serious fog - and wondered about the whole Governor's Island dealy. Thanks for enlightening me! And for some great picks - especially that flowery necklace. Love.

miss vintage love said...

I love that collar, it's gorgeous!

issa said...

that open pendant is lovely!

miss susanna said...

That ring is amazing!

The Stiletto Effect said...

the first ring is cute :) i could wear that

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atelier said...

the first necklace is awesome. You have such a good taste in jewelry;)

Shaz said...

Sounds like heaps of fun even though i have no idea were all these places are. I like that photo on Flickr entitled "Squinting at the sun", even though your man is squinting and you look absolutely perfect lol

lani said...

I love great jewelry.....and this is all lovely! a friend told me about another good website that has some great handmade jewelry called laviecherie.com

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atelier said...

how are you doing?! missing your posts;)