Thursday, May 14, 2009

view from the top

Kelley over at Living the Brooklyn Life got me thinking about one of Manhattan's most magnificent summer treats: the rooftop bar! I am a complete sucker for a skyline. However -- be it Big Ben and the Millennium Bridge viewed from the Eye in London or Sacre Coeur and the Arc de Triomphe spied from atop of the Eiffel Tower -- no aerial-viewed skyline tops that of my beloved New York, especially when the sky goes dark and the lights ignite the city. This article from New York Magazine, though about five years old, lists 13 of Manhattan's sexiest sky high hangouts... 13 of which I plan to attend, review, photograph, and most definitely enjoy! Now I just need to pick which one to try first...

As my first week at home in a LONG time, it's been one full of errands. However, one errand had a fabulous pair of Mary Janes at the end of the tunnel, so it's all good. =) After unpacking some of my Stonehill junk this morning, Mom and I scoured the racks of Century 21 in Westbury (much easier to navigate than the store in Manhattan, but just as good, if you can make the trek!) to equip my wardrobe with some work attire. Four semi-corporate -- yet still very me -- looking dresses later, I craved the thrill of trying on a new pair of heels, despite the fact that I am still essentially incapable of strutting in them. All Marc Jacobs shoes are FURTHER discounted this week, so I couldn't help myself from indulging in a pair of nude, patent leather Mary Janes. Their cuteness masked the fact that I'm not so sure what they actually match with... Suggestions, anyone?

Tomorrow marks another day of errands and shopping... My bank account is going to look puh-thetic in just a few more hours...

Forever your [approaching] broke bargain hunter,