Two weekends ago I worked (and attended) Teen Vogue’s eighth annual Fashion University, a weekend long series of seminars, classes and workshops with some of the industry’s top fashion designers, models and starlets. As with every annual Teen Vogue event I’ve attended for the first time this year, I was completely blown away by our team that put the weekend together, as well as the 559 girls from 26 different countries that paid their way to be there. Kelly Wearstler, Thakoon and Alexa Chung were in attendance, to name a few, along with our team that moderated each class. Prior to the day of seminars, we hosted a kickoff party at Express; following the day of seminars, we invited the girls to celebrate with us at the Topshop store in Soho. I have never been so tired in my entire life (my feet are still recovering,) but what an inspiring weekend.
It’s very much fall in New York now. There’s that song by Billie Holiday, “Autumn in New York,” that I keep re-playing in my head on my mornings to work, walks to the grocery store. There’s also the opening scene of You’ve Got Mail, with Tom Hank’s “Don’t you just love New York in the fall?” quote. Sometimes I wonder if the effects of this city will fade on me over time, or if the things I love about NY now – like the first hints of a changing season – will always resonate as something to look forward to.
My sister came to visit this past weekend, and her departure may have made me sadder than saying goodbye to any other person that’s come to visit me so far this year. We shopped, ate, talked and ate some more. We made trips to places we’ve visited together since we were teenagers in the city on vacation, and made memories at places I know we’ll be returning to come her next trip.
Thanks for the visit boo. ♥
Chris was in town for Labor Day weekend, during which I spent nearly 4 days eating my weight in some of my favorite dishes around NY: Malbec at Extra Virgin, cheese from Aria, shrimp tacos at Mole (and a Kelsey Grammer sighting). Curiosity got the best of us come Monday, so we headed to Montauk to see what all the fuss was about… Duryea’s lobster roll reviews may have been some influence on our decision, but my constant longing for Florida’s beaches made the 3 hour train ride to get there a little more bearable. It was a grey day with some rain, and with the height of the season just ending it was almost a ghost town (which I decided later I was thankful for.) Truthfully, it was no Destin or Rosemary, but it’s nice to know if I ever need to see the sea, the Hamptons can provide some consolation.
I was in Boston for about 24 hours this past weekend for one of our final strings of our #BTSS events. Having never been to the city before I was excited to explore. Architecture of times past peaked through modern works of art and carefully maintained green grass, while potted flowers and plaques with history facts rounded nearly every corner I turned. Overall it was a beautiful few hours following a successful event… I’m anxious to return on a weekend when I have time to discover all of Boston’s charms.