Try On or Take Home: Ankle Strap Pumps

Even though my wardrobe will remain in summer mode for at least the next month, my eyes are already starting to wander toward fall footwear.  I am currently lusting after (and will need to splurge on) a pair of ankle strap pumps, which seem to be everywhere these days.  The rouge-colors of the J.Crew and Sam Edelman pairs below, along with their warmer textures of suede and calf hair, make them the perfect transition shoe from summer to fall.  Lucky for me, in this case, I’m much more in love with the more affordable pair of Sams.

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Which pair do you prefer? Will you sport ankle straps this season?   Xo

Socrates Sculpture Park

To set the tone: we awoke to a gorgeous Sunday morning.  We spent a brief moment lamenting the fact  that we no longer lived half a block from Prospect Park in Brooklyn, where getting outside was just oh so easy.  While Jackson Heights boasts a lot of green space available in the form of private yards, we have yet to find a really great park in our immediate vicinity.

However, all it took was a quick Google search and we were drowning in parks located in our new fabulous borough. As we were about to head to Queensbridge Park, I somehow landed upon the website for Socrates Sculpture Park in Astoria. As a brief “about the park”, the location is right on the waterfront where the Harlem and the East River meet.  In fact, due to a large number of ship wrecks in this small waterway during the 17th and 18th centuries, the Dutch settlers named it “Hellegat” or “Hell Gate” in English.

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This abandoned marine terminal fell into disrepair and became an illegal dumping ground until 1985 when a coalition of artists took over the space.  “Socrates” was chosen as an ode to the philosopher but also in homage to the largest Greek population living in Astoria.

Josh and I had a fabulous day seeing the various sculptures, taking in the view, playing cards, and relaxing on our blanket in the shade.  This small, funky park is a definite recommend to all you locals and tourists alike.

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Have a lovely day! xo

It Must Have Been the Roses

Everyday I feel more and more fortunate that Josh and I landed in Jackson Heights.  The beginning of June brought a burst of some of the most gorgeous roses I have seen – and they are absolutely everywhere! Enjoy!

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I dont know, it must have been the roses,
The roses or the ribbons in her long brown hair.
I dont know, maybe it was the roses,
All I know I could not leave her there.
– The Grateful Dead