19 Sep The Big Apple, BHG, & Swan Lake
Greetings from New York! I’m here for a quick trip (coming home tomorrow) because I am one of Better Homes & Gardens 50 Stylemakers 2013! I am very honored to be here and will spend the day today with the other 49 ladies and gents, plus the editors for Better Homes & Gardens (including their newest editor, none other than Mr. Eddie Ross, the amazing lifestyle designer and flea market to gorgeousness extraordinaire). The workshop today and party tonight should be great fun.
If I were to pen a letter to New York City, it would probably be about food. Seriously, the food is so good here. Everything. How can you eat at a Chipotle in NYC? Here, for example, is my dessert from yesterday (actually one of my desserts from yesterday, ha! I had one at lunch AND dinner, woohoo!) It is a chocolate tart with pistachio ice cream, and it was AH-mazing. (I was at “Markt” on 21st & 6th in Chelsea for those of you that are interested)
Last night, I checked off a bucket list box when I attended New York Ballet’s “Swan Lake”. I have always wanted to see a ballet in New York, and there has never really been time when I have been here before.
Dance was a significant part of my life for over twenty years (have I ever mentioned that?); in fact, I was still taking classes when I became pregnant with my first son! The sound of the pointe shoes on the stage thrilled my heart, and the ballet itself lived up to all of my expectations and more. It was so beautiful, I was literally moved to tears. The beauty and strength of dance is a very powerful art to me.
But let’s get to what I wore…
I wore the yellow shirt and black pants on the plane, and it was easy to dress them up for the ballet.
Yellow Silk Shirt: Banana Republic
Wool Mint Green Blazer: Banana Republic
Black Ankle Pants: Anthropologie
Leopard Faux Hide Shoes: DSW
Sequined Hat: Vintage
Acrylic Clutch: Forever 21
Beaded Clutch Inside Acrylic Clutch: from high school, probably Foleys (back when it was Foleys)
I need to get ready for my day, but I was thinking last night…if “Swan Lake” could be a room, it would be this one from Elle Decor. Textured, dreamy, romantic, and mostly white with a touch of darkness.
See you here tomorrow for “Pinterest Taught Me How To” and follow me on Instagram @astoriedstyle to see photos from my time at BHG Stylemakers!