On one of those gorgeous Summer Days in the City with the temperature around 80F (27C) and low humidity. (Why dievca lives in NYC)
dievca took a break to watch the World roll by on the Hudson River.
It was beautiful, but what really made her smile was that the River has traffic, too. Can’t get away from it. In a 10 minute period, dievca got 4 helicopters, 3+ ferries, a cruise ship, a tug, some pleasure boats, 5 sailboats (in a row – sailing school?), a barge, etc. she decided to take pictures after 5 minutes in and here’s what she got~ Enjoy!
PS. she didn’t realize that Master owned a tugboat – until she saw His mark.
Photos: dievca, Hudson River 08/2017
Remember when dievca told you that she was off her game with planning outfits? After her panic, she’s be trying to get it together – especially with Master coming home.
There were two events left. dievca still had to dress up and felt like the situations warranted Master’s opinion. So, she sent him an e-mail with photo options and took His advice to heart. The only problem was one dress that Master chose (Etro, multi-colored silk) – still hadn’t been found….so dievca slid in another option. BTW – that dress? dievca finally found it in the last place she could look after the Party…. Sigh.
Wedding in the Vineyards of Long Island:
Raoul of Singapore “Breeze” cotton-blend Dress with:
Valentino Nude Heels, Swarovski Crystal minaudiere, SlimMe Shaping slip, Chloe Sunglasses, Vintage Mesh Buckle Bracelet, Green Drop Earrings
The dress worked well, especially since it went from a Catholic Mass to dressy evening with no convenience of changing. dievca felt great in it. (she thinks her curves work better with the dress, rather than the model in the photo…)
The Surprise Birthday Party was held at a chic bar in Brooklyn Heights. dievca was tired from work and couldn’t find the dress Master suggested — so she went breezy and casual:
Sundance Magritte Silk Chiffon Dress with:
Barneys nude Sandals, Liebeskind Navy leather backpack, vintage mesh buckle cuff, Giorgio Armani sunglasses
Both outfits worked and will be in the mix for other activities this Summer. Good to know that dievca is getting it back together and mentally shifting to set-up Presentation Outfits for Master (she knows that Master will want dievca on His arm in the Raoul dress — its His favorite lady-like look). XO
New Jersey Transit is currently a mess.
New Jersey Drivers are dangerous.
Because New Jersey Transit is a mess, there are more people from New Jersey driving in NYC.
As a biker…this affects dievca, directly.
One morning, dievca almost got hit by a NJ driver who had stepped on the gas through a changing light…and tried to swipe her instead of going into the other lane. Then proceeded to yell out his window that what dievca was doing was illegal (mind you the cops directing traffic see dievca riding her bike to work multiple times a day and know that she is hyper-aware – plus she follows the rules of the road, treating her bike as a vehicle).
dievca, in her stupidity, pedaled hard next to his car and yelled back through his window,
“If you cannot afford to live in the City, don’t drive in the City”.
she has been dying to say that to one of the idiotic NJ drivers for a long time.
His reply was lost at the West Side Highway crossing…
All smug, dievca moved on to the Hudson River Pathway….
and managed to swallow a bug.
A fitting ending for an ignoramus.
(Really, arguing with a NJ driver – who won’t get it and is stuck driving into the City because the NJ Transit is a mess and dievca setting herself up to do something stupid or get killed is not the smartest thing she has done in her Life….the bug proved that. But honest to goodness, it felt good to say that snarky comment for 5 seconds at 5:30 am before she ate the bug.)
PS. A little extra protein in Life never hurts.
The Gay Pride Parade for NYC kicks off at 12:00 Noon.
Begins at 36th and 5th and ends at Christopher and Greenwich Streets.
The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years, its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence and neglect.
dievca isn’t planning to join the Parade, but she will be wearing something “Rainbow” in support:
It was a Maine lobster town— each morning boatloads of hands pushed off for granite quarries on the islands, and left dozens of bleak white frame houses stuck like oyster shells on a hill of rock, and below us, the sea lapped the raw little match-stick mazes of a weir, where the fish for bait were trapped. Remember? We sat on a slab of rock. From this distance in time it seems the color of iris, rotting and turning purpler, but it was only the usual gray rock turning the usual green when drenched by the sea. The sea drenched the rock at our feet all day, and kept tearing away flake after flake. One night you dreamed you were a mermaid clinging to a wharf-pile, and trying to pull off the barnacles with your hands. We wished our two souls might return like gulls to the rock. In the end, the water was too cold for us.
dievca and a friend met for the Farmer’s Greenmarket on the Upper Westside and she already shared her outfit with you.
Here’s what happened after the market:
Walked past some bubbles and good wishes:
Brunch at White Gold Butchers – a whole-animal butcher shop & American eatery that’s owned by two female butchers. It is casual by day with table service at night and offers excellent meats. (Side note: Master and dievca had lunch here a week later, as a break from packing for His extended trip.)
dievca visited two OPEN HOUSEs for apartments up by where Master lives. One with a terrace and a fireplace… Yes, dievca knows that you Midwesterners are smirking, but buying a Co-Op in NYC is a whole different ballgame — my rent for one bedroom is probably more than your 3 bedroom house on 1/2 acre of land. The terraced/fireplace apartment was small but lovely. The the other apartment was….meh.
Then dievca’s friend wanted her to visit a business which was closing this week after 39 years of service. Liberty House will have closed by the time you read this – it was a lovely, yet sad experience. Some offerings:
What did dievca buy?
A bright yellow pottery tray and an absolutely stunning petite 18K with 22K bezel set opal slice ring.
Photos: 4/2017 UWS NYC by dievca
Master left for Europe for two months of work. dievca will be keeping herself busy and working on her body, now that the stress fracture and her back are doing well.
That brought her to a very rainy Friday in May… a day off, a day of torrential downpours. Sit at home and do odds-and-ends or….walk the High Line.
dievca avoids the High Line…unless the weather is terrible or it is 7 am, no later. she can’t take the tourists — she experiences “High Line Rage”. You, you roll your eyes…it exists! dievca knows that tourists bring money into the City, but she has experienced the overwhelming desire to tell the pods of tourists to “get the hell out of my way” and “go home and walk five abreast in a 1.5 meter lane on your own sidewalk.” Whew!
So, when there is rotten weather and dievca has a day off, it’s time to walk the High Line and run to the Meatpacking District. (Kiehl’s recycling and an All Saints Sweatshirt purchase were driving dievca in this direction.).
Clothing of choice for ugly weather?
Stutterheim Orange Raincoat, micro-fleece pants (dievca’s rain pants were at work), Burberry Rain boots, Missoni Umbrella, Zadig & Voltaire pink camo sweater and scarf and Club Monaco Pink Tee.
And a gorgeous purse….a plastic bag. (It was really wet.)
As dievca is writing this and the news is on — lots of flooding in NYC, today. dievca saw it in the Meatpacking district, large puddles where dievca had to walk in the middle of the street, a candy store flooded, the Zadig & Voltaire store on Bleeker – no electricity, etc.
You saw dievca’s outfit, she was ready for anything, sort of ~
The micro-fleece pants needed to be wrung out on the way down under a High Line ‘overpass’ and dievca’s boots let in water on the way home. Slicker was great and the plastic bag might have been ugly, but it worked for her wallet and her All Saints Sweatshirt purchase.
Oh, yeah did you want to see dievca’s purchases?
The t-shirt at the top and these two pieces: