I can’t even address the fact that its August 8th and I am just now writing about it being Summertime here in NYC. I am taking the European perspective on this and saying that Summer really only arrives in August. Play along with me, won’t you?
I could go into a lengthy diatribe about all the wonderful things I have filled my last few months with from vanilla ice cream with sprinkles, street fairs and BBQs to long runs in the parks and lazy days at the beach. I will spare you the details and rather take you on a photographic walk back into May, June and July.
I kicked off the Summer with a BBQ in my garden.
Then there was a party in a friends garden!
There were a few lazy Saturdays with fresh farmers market coffee, flowers and a good read…
Next I whisked off to India for 10 days of work where I was pleasantly inspired by vibrant colors, large than life prints and tantalizing textiles. Extra bag home? Yes indeed.
I was barely a minute home before I headed down South to GA to play Chef for a Farm to Table Dinner at The Martyn House in Ellijay GA. I fed chickens, picked veggies from the garden, swam in ponds, ran on wooded trails, noshed on peaches & roast corn and watched fireflies dance in the evening meadows while swinging on the back porch. You can take the girl out of the South…but ya can’t take the South of the girl.
Back in the big city, it got a bit hot and having spent an afternoon laboring in and out of glamorous stores shopping for everything and nothing…I stopped being so Sex in the City and went back to being six in the Summer. Ice Cream and the sprinkles were a must as well as my new strappy sprinkly sandals.
Then there was day recovering from shopping on a breezy beach. That pretty much catches you up on the highlights of the Summer thus far. Its nice being back in Brooklyn after a hectic June in India and the BIG road trip South in July. I took a long stroll with Ms. Sula (who misses the meadows and farm dogs) down to Red Hook last weekend to watch the cruise ships headed off to the Caribbean. It was a beautiful day and reminded of all the good things in my life and in my NYC. Some run away from the city in the Summer. I think it’s a magical time to be here.
Someone else is enjoying Summer too!