Watch those Sparklers !


Bachata at Bryant Park

Bachata is a style of dance that originated in the Dominican Republic. It is danced widely all over the world but not identically. The basics to the dance are three-step with a Cuban hip motion, followed by a tap including a hip movement on the 4th beat.

Throughout the Summer, in NYC, there is live music and dancing at various venues:
Lincoln Center, Bryant Park,  Meatpacking District , the High Line, etc.

dievca’s Home Opener for summer dancing was in Bryant Park: Bachata

Since dievca is on the “free” WordPress Plan, she had to convert her video to a gif and lost the sound.

The Bryant Park offering was free and had a lesson before the heavy dancing began. Yes, a lot of people with Latin roots came out to dance, but there was a strong showing from the Asian population and more. dievca opted for a glass of Rosé with a friend during the class and hit the dance floor afterward. Inexpensive fun!

(click if you want to see a demo of bachata)

On a side note: the public bathrooms at Bryant Park have been renovated and are insanely nice….so if you are caught out in NYC and need to go — make sure you are around NYC Main Public Library to use the “Taj Mahal” of public bathrooms.


Entice

en·tice
inˈtīs,enˈtīs/
verb
attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage.
synonyms: tempt, lure, allure, attract, appeal to;

Photos from “Bits and Pieces” by Michael D. Bernard
Limited Prints may be available here.

 


How many raincoats does one need?

The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Black and Orange are work horses, used over top other coats on the bike.
The Gold is for Summer.
The Brown is lined in wool and is for Autumn.
The Green is for Spring.

So how do we finagle an explanation to add another raincoat to the collection?

Calvin Klein 205w39NYC blue raincoat

Hunter Target Grey Women’s Raincoat

Hunter for Target Women’s Yellow Raincoat

Do you have only one raincoat? or two or six? XO


Decisions, decisions…


Sheer Delight~

Agent Provocateur Geri

roll the stockings
adjust the clasps
settle the breasts

sheer delight in primping for the evening


It’s so good…to be bad.

Good Girl – House of Herrera

Well behaved girls rarely make history…

Black/white… good girl/bad girl. Good Girl is a sensual, evocative fragrance born of the beautiful contradictions and the ever-present duality of modern women – and modern life. Both freshly light and moodily dark, this innovative fragrance captures a woman’s wondrous complexity with surprising and exceptional ingredients.

The sweet, alluring qualities of jasmine give Good Girl its brightness and femininity. The darker side of Good Girl is created with richly fragrant cocoa and intoxicating tonka. Almond and coffee bring Good Girl its immediate vibrancy. Tuberose, extracted in a new way that creates a rich delicacy is the fragrance’s wild card, bringing fluidity and femininity. Good Girl exemplifies the effortless elegance and wit of the House of Herrera.

Fragrance Notes:

  • Top – Sambac jasmine, tuberose crystal
  • Heart – Velvet almond
  • Base – Tonka bean, cocoa, coffee

~Something to investigate, dievca favors the bottle~