Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Memorial Weekend Madness

Memorial Day Weekend was BUSY! I had friends in town, Lady Gaga concert in the Park, 2 trips to Rockaway Beach and a trip to the Burg. Whew. Thanks goodness there was an extra day tacked on.  First up, GMA kicked off the summer concert series in the Park with Lady Gaga. The tickets were free but you had to get there at the crack of dawn to get lined up. And line up the Little Monsters did. Since it was hard to see her on the stage , it was almost more fun to check out the Monsters, as some of them were decked.  But girl DID make an entrance.

I spent the rest of the afternoon wandering  5th Avenue and being a girl. I window shopped, I bought a lovely book at Bergdorf Goodman before I enjoyed a delicious lunch of heirloom tomato salad and tuna tartar in their restaurant overlooking Central Park. It was designed by Kelly Wearstler and my little 70 year old waiter Frank  could not have been more darling.

After lunch I wandered down 5th to my favorite store in Manhattan, Henri Bendel. It makes me feel like such a girl to be in there. Everything sparkles and it is filled with all things a girl loves, purses, baubles, make up, and the brown and white signature stripe just makes me giddy. I even found a portrait some one had done of me wrapped in Bendel Stripes. :)

Outside, one of the windows had my nickname plastered inside it. See why it's my favorite store.  Maybe I should dye my hair red.

That pretty much did me in for the day and I needed to be rested because Saturday I was heading out to Rockaway Beach to assist Deidre on a Times shoot. We had a great day shooting and meeting new people and adventuring around the beach. I shot some polaroids just to have a little fun.

I don't know what these are but they were Awesome.

Before we headed back on the train we hit Rockaway Tacos and Wow!!! Scrumptious! We got the fish tacos, chips and salsa and black bean, cheese and plantain quesadillas. 

Sunday I hung out with my friend Charles from QS days and we met up with Andrew and Becca to listen to some Brazilian Music at Hotel del Mano in Williamsburg. It was a great little space and I took some portraits for my companions as well as some more polaraoids before we ended up at a barbecue in a Brooklyn backyard. Such a NY day. 

Here is Becca, Charles and Andrew bungee chording a flashing iPhone to the front of her bike so she could ride home.

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