Sunday, July 26, 2009
My little sister is in town, and I couldn't be happier. I'll be flying home with her, soon, but I haven't yet bought the tickets. I should probably discuss the date with my mom, but I guess I've just been procrastinating, trying to see how long I can get her to stay here. I took her by the school in our neighborhood, but she wasn't having it! Mom, you didn't read that...I am not trying to kidnap Tessa. wink.
So far, we have gone to Six Flags, Coney Island, all over Manhattan (from the bridge to uptown), Dylan's Candy Bar, the Brooklyn Flea, Momofuku Bakery-Milk Bar, etc. We've also done a lot of eating, shopping, and walking. Next up: Long Island (to visit family friends), picnic at Prospect Park (just a short walk from the new apartment), Bronx Zoo, more Coney Island, Central Park, and maybe The Met. Busy, busy bees.
The funny thing about hanging out with Tessa is that she's this unusual mix: a wholesome kid and a super mature young lady. She reminds me just how fun it is to be a kid (like I even need to be reminded), and still manages to make me look super immature, by contrast. She is definitely one of a kind, and is more put together and level-headed than anyone in my family. Sad, but completely true.
Also, about the hair. For those of you who voiced concern over the new, reddish color - don't worry, it isn't a permanent change. I'm sure I'll go back to my roots, when the weather changes. I can't even believe how many emails (and comments) I got about my hair; some positive, some negative. Whether you love it or hate it, just remember, it's just hair! It can be changed:)
50s/early 60s cotton day dress - Melrose Flea Market
Petticoat - Ebay, years ago
shoes - Payless
bag - vintage, Hourglass Consignment
p.s. I was just looking up ticket prices and they are super expensive! Does anyone know a legit site with cheaper fare? Or is that too good to be true?
p.p.s. Frenchy (my bicycle) went to a good home, with an adorable girl! Best part is, she happens to work on my block. Literally, I can see the store from my apartment. So amazing!