Posts Tagged ‘rain’

December 8, 2011

Despite the rain, the lovely ladies of Jené DeSpain Jewelry headed out to celebrate the holidays last night. There were sooo many parties around NYC last night, so we put on something sparkly and faced the weather. I seem to have this re-occuring habit of never remembering an umbrella, but who wants to carry an umbrella all night?! Layers of  jewelry and the kindness of strangers, who offer me refuge under their umbrella, are really my only defenses against the downpour. After dashing from one umbrella to the next, I made it safely to the front doors of Burberry’s Soho location, where ELLE Magazine was hosting their annual holiday festivities. Garance, Gianna, and I welcomed the glasses of Veuve and the sounds of choice tracks spun by Chelsea Leyland.

We meet lots of pretty people and saw some old friends. I was particularly happy to see Jodi Belden. She is a very lovely lady who makes the accessories magic happen at ELLE. We chatted about the chaos of the NYC Holiday season and shared a lil bit about our plans for Christmas traveling. She has impeccable style, and I’m always inspired by what she’s wearing. Her red hat was so striking, and a brilliant choice for a rainy night out. *Note to self – procure large bohemian hat that looks fabulous with everything to defend hair against future rain-filled evening!

We had a great evening making new friends and drooling over the Burberry’s new Winter collection. Thank you ELLE for a wonderful party. Now we’re off to battle the night on our way to the next adventure…

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waking to the sound of rainy sunday mornings

April 26, 2010

this morning i woke up to spring in nyc and the soft sound of rain pelting the leaves of the trees outside. what’s a girl to do when it’s raining? throw on a miniskirt and not let it ruin her plans. cristin & i decided to go check out the Hester Street Fair, which opened this weekend. the fair is the brainchild of MTV’s Suchin Pak, and her effort to revive the historical Lower East Side market is crazy successful. we spoke to a vender sitting under the tent of her booth, while the rain drizzled above, who said the fair clocked over 11,000 people yesterday at its opening, despite the cool weather. hhmmm, who knows, i might muster the gumption to get a booth there myself. find out more about the fair at its website: http://www.hesterstreetfair.com

before rolling down to Hester Street, we stopped at the Doughnut Plant on Grand Street. i had every intention of going for the creme brulee or a classic chocolate doughnut, but at the last second, i was diverted by the size and shine of their cinnamon buns! cristin & i both went for it and chose the glazed buns and some coffee.

secret tip – there are raisins hiding inside the cinnamon buns. if that’s your thang, you are going to agree with the latest issue of Maxim as to why they voted the Doughnut Plant as the number #1 doughnut shop in the entire US. obviously, Maxim has never been to Voodoo Donut in Portland, OR., and honestly, i think i prefer it that way. don’t ask me what i was doing reading Maxim. it’s my best gay boyfriend, Luke’s, magazine and he tried to force it on me when i was at his apartment the other day. after shrugging away in disgust of the naked unattractiveness on the cover, we decided it was worthy of opening the issue to read about doughnuts. all in all, if it keeps the L.E.S. kids happy and unaware of my favorite NYC doughnut shop, then rock on Doughnut Plant. rock on.