Memorial Day Weekend Style

You guys, Memorial Day weekend is here!   This weekend kicks off summer and it is the prefect time to break in your warm-weather wardrobe.  There are so many fabulous styles to wear this summer.  From rompers, to cropped tops, to maxi dresses, to swimwear, I am so excited to start debuting my new finds.  Whether you are going out of town or staying in the city, have fun with your style by trying something new.  I, for one, am going to give culottes a try.  I was against them last year, but trends should be revisited.  If you’re going to the beach, I suggest you break out a new swimsuit and sunnies.  Don’t break the bank, but it’s fun to update summer must-haves at the beginning of the season.  Memorial Day weekend, for many, means traveling to some fabulous beach destination.  For me, it entails chilling in the city after everyone has flown the coop.  No matter your plans, I have put together my annual MDW post so that you have all of your outfit options covered.  Here are two outfits that I think are perfect for this weekend.  Whether you are playing on the beach, lounging by the pool, or on the rooftop for cocktails.  Of course, I had to feature a white dress.  This is the color for summer and what better time to wear it?

 

Memorial Day Weekend Style

 

1. Zara – Peplum Top | 2. J.Crew – Rattan Clutch | 3. Warby Parker – Topper Sunglasses | 4. Mango – Model Trousers | 5. Eric Javits – Tiki Bucket Hat | 6. Julie Vos – Beekman Bracelet | 7. Sole Society – Gladiator Heel

 

 

Memorial Day Weekend Style

 

1. Warby Parker – Roland Sunglasses | 2. Julie Vos – Chloe Ring | 3. San Diego Hat – Straw Beach Bag | 4. H&M – Sun Dress | 5. Anthropologie – Huit Suit (Top/Bottom) | 6. Dolce Vita – Wedge Sandal

Memorial Day Weekend in the City

Sticking around NYC Memorial Weekend?  Here our picks for fun activities and dining options that are worth checking out…Weather permitting.

Brooklyn Botanical Gardens – This botanical garden is situated on 52-acres in the heart of Brooklyn.  It holds thirteen gardens, six flower collections, and a conservatory with multiple environments to explore.  The gardens are a wonderful way to get away from the cement jungle and enjoy nature in your own backyard.

www.bbg.org

The Frying Pan –  After spending three years at the bottom of the ocean, this ship was restored and brought to Pier 66 Maritime.  Now this “lightship” is a floating lighthouse that was once used by the Coast Guard.  Today, “lightship”, is a fantastic floating bar near Chelsea Piers.  It’s the perfect spot to hang out in the sun, looking over the Hudson River with friends, drinking beer, delicious sangria, and even champagne.  It’s also a great summer dining spot with fresh oysters, fried clams, and pots of steamed mussels.

www.fryingpan.com

High Line Park – The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side.  The incredible walkway has gardens and outdoor sculptures.   It’s also a wonderful place to sit and enjoy a view of the Hudson River.

www.thehighline.org

Shake Shack (Madison Sq Park) – This burger joint is popping up all over Manhattan but my one and only location is the original – Madison Square Park.  The line is worth the wait for the tasty burger, shakes, and daily special custards.   Plus you get to sit outside in this beautiful park looking at the Empire State Building.  It doesn’t get any better than this.

www.shakeshack.com

Memorial Day Style: Hamptons vs. City

As the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to break in your warm-weather wardrobe.  It is that wonderful time when we can wear big floppy hats, sunglasses, and swimsuits.  While most New Yorkers will be heading off to the Hamptons, I for one am opting to stay in the city.  It’s a rare time in NYC where you feel like you have the city all to yourself.   Whatever your weekend plans are, and I’m assuming they’re fabulous, these Hamptons vs. City outfits are perfect for you!  It’s the perfect excuse to embrace your patriotic side by wearing red, white, and blue.

 

Memorial weekend style copy

1. Ray-Ban – Highstreet Aviator Sunglasses | 2. KT Collection – Gold Infinity Bracelet | 3. Calypso St Barth’s – Valencia Straw Tote | 4. Joie – Belted Chambray Shirt Dress | 5. J.Crew – Ratti Fish Underwire Top & Ratti Fish Bottoms | 6. Sole Society – Fedora | 7. Vince Camuto – Pearli Sandal

Memorial weekend style

1. C.Wonder – Lifesaver Studs | 2. Humble Chic – Golden Arrow Cuff | 3. J.Crew – Havana Clutch | 4. Madewell – Striped Tee | 5. Dorothy Perkins – Belted Shorts | 6. Warby Parker – Evelyn Sunglasses | 7. Anthropologie – Blossomed Paisley Headband | 8. Asos – Birkenstocks

 

May/June 2014 Calendar for Free Summer Movies in NYC

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Who doesn’t love going to the movies?  Once we celebrate Memorial Day, summer begins in NYC.  This means my favorite summertime activity is back: free outdoor movies!   Parks all over Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens will begin playing a series of films to the public free of charge.  The films selected are a mix of 80’s/90’s favorites, classic black and whites, and recent blockbuster hits. Below is the Calendar of films featuring in June.  Events start this weekend with Top Gun on the Intrepid (Friday May 23rd at 7:30pm).  Can you think of any better way to enjoy Memorial Weekend?

Friday May 23rd – The Intrepid Presents: Top Gun (7:30pm)

Sunday May 25th – Front/Row Cinema:  Breakfast at Tiffany’s (8pm at South Street Seaport)

Wednesday May 28th – Front/Row Cinema – The Princess Bride (8pm at South Street Seaport)

Saturday May 31st – Front/Row Cinema: Jaws (8pm at South Street Seaport)

Wednesday June 4th – Front/Row Cinema: WALL-E (8pm at South Street Seaport) ** kid friendly

Friday, June 6th –  Movie Night: Frozen (7:30pm at Rochdale Park, Queens) ** kid friendly

Saturday June 7th – Front/Row Cinema: Rise of the Planet of the Apes (8pm at South Street Seaport)

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Memorial Weekend in the City

Sticking around NYC Memorial Weekend?  Here our picks for fun activities and dining options that are worth checking out…Weather permitting.

Brooklyn Botanical Gardens – This botanical garden is situated on 52-acres in the heart of Brooklyn.  It holds thirteen gardens, six flower collections, and a conservatory with multiple environments to explore.  The gardens are a wonderful way to get away from the cement jungle and enjoy nature in your own backyard.

www.bbg.org

The Frying Pan –  After spending three years at the bottom of the ocean, this ship was restored and brought to Pier 66 Maritime.  Now this “lightship” is a floating lighthouse that was once used by the Coast Guard.  Today, “lightship”, is a fantastic floating bar near Chelsea Piers.  It’s the perfect spot to hang out in the sun, looking over the Hudson River with friends, drinking beer, delicious sangria, and even champagne.  It’s also a great summer dining spot with fresh oysters, fried clams, and pots of steamed mussels.

www.fryingpan.com

High Line Park – The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side.  The incredible walkway has gardens and outdoor sculptures.   It’s also a wonderful place to sit and enjoy a view of the Hudson River.

www.thehighline.org

Intrepid Summer Movie Series kicks off with: Top Gun – Friday May 24th 8pm (free). Spend an evening under the stars.  This historic location provides an incredible spot to watch a movie.  Enjoy the warm evenings by sitting on the Hudson River and watch this 80’s classic.

www.intrepidmuseum.org

Shake Shack (Madison Sq Park) – This burger joint is popping up all over Manhattan but my one and only location is the original – Madison Square Park.  The line is worth the wait for the tasty burger, shakes, and daily special custards.   Plus you get to sit outside in this beautiful park looking at the Empire State Building.  It doesn’t get any better than this.

www.shakeshack.com

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