Exuberance at the Beach!

Channeling Marilyn’s Joy this weekend!


NYC traffic isn’t only on the streets….

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

Seen on the Subway

GOOD MORNING!


Shakespeare’s Summer: Master, shall We?

SONNET 18

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course, untrimm’d;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st;
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

 

Shakespeare gardens, created out of reverence for the bard, can be found throughout many locations in both the US and Britain. Of these gardens, one of the most famous is that found in Central Park, where it is located on the West Side of the park and 79th street.
What had formerly been known as the Garden of the Heart was, in 1916, renamed the Shakespeare Garden to mark the 300th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Following in the tradition of already established Shakespeare Gardens, the Garden was filled with the beautiful plants and flowers mentioned in the works of the playwright, as well as those featured in his own private garden in Stratford-upon-Avon.
The Garden covers four acres of plants that change according to season. Included among these are plants such as rosemary and pansies, alluded to by Ophelia in Hamlet, thistle, mentioned in the play Much Ado About Nothing, and even a white mulberry tree that is said to have grown from a graft of a tree planted by Shakespeare himself in 1602. To aid you in your quest to identify the various species of plant life located within the space, bronze plaques with corresponding quotations from Shakespeare’s plays have been placed sporadically along the path.

Photos from around the web, dievca would like the chance to take her own.

Across the desk~

Office DelightDear Mr. Smith,

It will be such an honor to meet with you, again. Serving your needs in business has been such a pleasure. The imports have arrived for your inspection, I will bring them to your hotel.
 
Please note that my firm follows a business casual dress code in the summer.  If that is a problem, let me know and I will bend over to address your preferences.
 
Also, I am available to work through an early dinner – but perhaps you have made other arrangements.
 
I look forward to giving my complete focus to your assets here in NYC.
 
Regards,
 
Anita Hardcock

Tillicum Associates, Inc.
~personal assistants for special needs~
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Dear Anita:

A pleasure to hear from you.

Business casual is a good idea during the summer.

I’ve got quite a large problem that requires your assistance.
Bring work attire that will allow you to respond quickly to
ongoing necessities.

I see myself as a firm, but fair employer. After work I’d be
delighted to join you for an early dinner.

W.D.E. Smith

 


Going Retro: Block Party

dievca is having an interesting moment with the “Block Heel” sandals that have been in fashion for the past two years.
It’s a love/hate relationship.
she hated seeing the 1960’s ones on her aunts as they got older and didn’t update their closets in the 1980’s.
It reminded her of a fashion “no”.
Especially the white leather/pleather ones worn at weddings.

 

But now, they are back and the 1960’s version doesn’t look too bad, really.

dievca loves the pair of sandals she picked up, last summer:

See by Chloe block-heel sandal Red

and these, this summer:

Firth two piece black leather sandals

They are very comfortable and dievca can walk the City.
Maybe her Aunts were on to something when they couldn’t let the shoes go~

Time to wear the sandals to a Block Party!

Top advert from ShopBop.

Charming Wolf — Summer Gauze for Master


dievca is heading home to the humid and hot City.  she’s been wearing a borrowed down jacket and will need to strip before exiting the plane.

dievca is always looking for pieces to beat the heat with Summer in the City. Cotton gauze is a fabric which speaks to her clearly and this brand looks to offer some lovely pieces — though the matching bloomers made dievca laugh.

she wonders what Master might think about them~

LOUP CHARMANT

Loup Charmant (which means charming wolf) is the soft separates brand launched in 2006 by designer Kee Edwards. Each piece is geared for all-day, everyday wear, through diaphanous fabrics and feminine lines.
Available at Matches Fashion.
dievca will just dream and stick to her Garnet Hill standby:

Garnet Hill Cotton Gauze Cover-Up Navy