Five Favs: August

I've been trying to think of what to put in this post. I had a good August, but it was also a busy month, dominated by work and much of what I did I have already shared here. This will be a shorter-than-normal favorites

"Remember When" at Story

 "Memories..."

"Memories..."

As I wrote about here, the current "story" at Story is 90s nostalgia and it's all that and a bag of chips. You'll be straight up trippin' if you miss it.    

 

"Brainwashed"

 I know it's not for everyone but I think Mr. Brainwash is a genius.

I know it's not for everyone but I think Mr. Brainwash is a genius.

In that same post, I talked about the Brainwashed, the exhibit by Mr. Brainwash at Tagliatella Galleries in Chelsea. Two floors of colorful, street art that makes you think about pop culture, our society and is also pure eye candy. Are you still sitting there reading this because you better be halfway out the door to go see the show (or you can finish my post and then go). 

 

Time with Friends

Despite my busy schedule this month, I did get in some solid friend time, the most special of which was with a friend who lives in San Francisco. I didn't know he would be here until about a week before his arrival.  Felt completely spoiled because I got to spend a huge chunk of his very limited time in NYC with him. I also got to have dinner with my high school bff. I wish she was in NYC but in less than a year from now she will be! Both of these people are the type of friends who just "get" me. We can talk about stupid things, serious things, whatever and they're 100% right there no matter what. I'm a lucky girl.

 

Dad's Recovery

 Can't keep a good man down. If this is the last post I ever write, it's because I put up this pic and am now in hiding. 

Can't keep a good man down. If this is the last post I ever write, it's because I put up this pic and am now in hiding. 

A little cheesy but... The month began with my Dad's second hip surgery (second as in he's already had the other side done, not the second go-around on this particular hip). I knew he would be ok and his main concern was being in good enough shape to go to the not one but TWO Springsteen shows he and my mom have tickets for in Philly next week, but still, I was a much happier girl once we had seen him in the recovery room and mom and I were chomping down on pizza. I'm pleased to say he's doing well and will be seeing the boss x2 in a few days. 

 

Manus x Machina

As I wrote in my end of summer bucket list, I didn't want to miss the current Costume Institute exhibit Manus x Machina. Last week I needed a little inspiration and decided it would be the perfect time to go so off I went. The exhibit did not disappoint and though it was crowded, it wasn't too bad. The show is divided by types of details/materials so there is a section about lace, one on floral appliqués, leather, among others. It was a really interesting way to learn about each technique and see how they were put into play by the design houses. Unfortunately the show closes on Monday so there isn't much time left if you still want to see it. 

 No trip to The Met is complete without going to Dendur aka my favorite place in all of NYC.

No trip to The Met is complete without going to Dendur aka my favorite place in all of NYC.

Looking forward to what September has in store!

What were your August favorites?