Thursday, May 30, 2013

Summer Orchid

The best things to do in New York City when the weather is in the nineties and you inexplicably have a few days of vacation include taking a trip to the Gracious Home store (you can literally spend two hours in there and be completely entertained/realize you need entirely new towels/bedding/grilling supplies), walking on Bleecker Street - it's too hot for the tourists and you can go to that great new  beach store Club Monaco opened near Perry Street and feel a little bit like you're actually at the beach, or go to the movies and watch Julianne Moore play a rockstar that walks around the West Village in the film What Maisie Knew.  If the recent heatwave has you wilting like a thirsty orchid (or an elegant seaside-dweller as captured by the artist Tissot), you might need a little help perking up your complexion and adding a little nautical pizzazz to your  life (see below):  



    

Photo Credits: Seaweed Soap and shell dishes on anthropologie.com, Sisley-Paris L'Orchidee Bronzer palette and By Terry Nectar Opulent on bergdorfgoodman.com, painting: James Tissot's Seaside (1878).