I Heart NY

Last weekend has come to a close and I’m a little sad about it. It was the weekend that Ryan and I got to spend in New York City. Five days at the stores we’ve been fantasizing about visiting: the new Rag & Bone in Chelsea, The Liquor Store – JCrew’s Mens Store in Tribeca, and of course, Barney’s! Five days of subways and skyscrapers and five days of listening to dozens of our fave bands at the Governor’s Ball Festival on Randall Island. Mission Accomplished. Here’s the rundown.

Thursday – Spent the afternoon in Queens/Astoria with my cousin at her cute little apt. We have pizza, which was on my list of foods to eat, and dinner at BLT Prime, where the bartender Trey took good care of us with tons of free appetizers. I had mussels, Ry had Steak Tar Tar (and hated it, haha).

Friday – Rain. Rain. Rain. Rain for 24 hours straight. I wore my fave Billy Read button down underneath a rain jacket and Chacos because the island was a mudfest. Watched Young the Giant in the rain, meanwhile Feist played one song due to the fact that a guitarest got electrocuted?! Kings of Leon cancelled. Womp Womp.

Saturday – Sun is out! Brunched in Chelsea at the Standard. Realized we were both falling in love with the city. Visited the ENORMOUS Uniqlo store. Got to do my fashion dare – matching print on print. Chacos were worn to the fest..again. Saw Alt+J, Japandroids, Icona Pop, Edward Sharpe, Griz & (hooray!) Kings of Leon. Feet covered in mud. Ears super happy, feet very sad. Then we got TOP treatment at the Gansevoort Rooftop Hotel by a friend. He gave us a tour of the three story club, and set us up in the VIP room for the night. WHAAT??! It was so good, people. So incredibly good.

Sunday – Breakfast in a tiny, crowded coffee shop, then while trying on an Alaia dress in Barney’s I find my phone had been stolen. All NY pics gone. BOOOO! Ry tries on a Dolce suit while I stay on phone with AT&T, what a dream. The day goes on and we see Grizzly Bear, Cold War Kids, Gary Clark Jr. (PLEASE CHECK HIM OUT), Yeasayer, The XX, and KANYE WEST. Until this show, I don’t think I would have put his name in caps, but Ye delivered and the show was amazing. Feet still very muddy. Back to hotel, packing, sleeping.

Monday – Say goodbye to NY, for now. We’ll be back, I know it.

*My pics are gone, but in honor of the trip, Ry bought me an old film camera and we tested it out on some of my festival outfits. Here’s what I wore:



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