Punxsutawney Phil is on my hit list. In the past week here in NYC we had just two days of sunny (but still mild!) weather. My European friends are torturing me with news of the mini heat wave back home so I’m feeling kinda blue about Spring right now. A blue mood led to a blue outfit this weekend – several shades of blue in fact – but I did venture outside my back yard for this outfit post. Welcome to the East Village! Happily the day I planned to take some pictures of my outfit coincided with sunshine. This was good news (for me and for that pesky little Groundhog) as this was the day I decided to take the complete circle line boat tour of the island. The ferry took me to locations around the edge of the city I’d not ventured to before and I have to admit I’m still totally wowed by the Manhattan skyline. In contrast to London, where the skyscrapers dwarf the many historic buildings and often play havoc with the skyline – in Manhattan all the height and glistening windows feels exciting as well as aesthetically pleasing.
Some pics here below:
Above: my island, my home. Below: the Winter Garden in Downtown Manhattan. I’ve never been but I really want to go, I read that it’s quite an oasis of calm in the Financial District and a great place to people watch. I believe it looks out over the World Trade Centre site on one side whilst the other seems a wonderful place to watch the activity on the Hudson. I like the idea of an oasis of calm in such a busy city.
So, skip back to the grey and windy parts of the past week. What’s a girl to do when she’s feeling blue and the weather is gloomy? Take on an indoors challenge. Yes, Blog Reader, this week I went to the last remaining shooting range in Manhattan for a little rifle practice. It was a personal challenge to be the best of the best of the best (well said Tom Cruise) and I had a lot of fun:
Now. The sun had better get a move on… or Phil I am after you. You’d better watch out, Phil, I’ve had target practice you know…*
*Dear Blog Reader, I am not really going to shoot the cute Groundhog. No animals are harmed in the making of StyleOnTheCouch.