I hope everyone has been having a wonderful weekend!
I’m taking this time to get organized for August: I’m headed to Chicago for Lollapalozza with some friends Thursday, then Denmark, Germany, Russia, Estonia and Sweden for a last-minute family trip for two weeks. Now that I’ve finally packed for both, I can move on from nerves to excitement. I have a feeling the next few weeks will fly by!
Here’s to the week(s) ahead 😉
The first time I learned about the Jazz Age Lawn Party was back when I was just a PR intern living in Brooklyn for the summer. A full-blown flapper (hair, shoes, make-up – the works!) crossed my path and I later researched the event. The music, history and glamour grabbed me immediately. This year, it was nothing short of the party that I consider one of the highlights of the summer.
Despite a few transportation issues that morning, Matt and I were able to still make Saturday’s event just in time. Let me just say this: the band (and dancers) were sensational! We had the best time.
I love how the entire party instantly takes its guests back to the prohibition inspired era. I adore the 1920s-1930s allure and couldn’t help put take a swing on the dance floor. Seeing everyone’s costumes, snacking on delicious treats and chatting with friends provided additional entertainment.
The event is a perfect excuse for a summer picnic (when you’re not on the dance floor, of course). This year, Matt and I snacked on mini lobster rolls and lick-smacking good Ice & Vice ice cream. To cool down even more, we sipped on the signature cocktails from St-Germaine. Minus the heat, it was one of my favorite days of the summer thus far. It’s always a pleasure to go to Governor’s Island, but especially on an occasion like this.
If you plan on an event with a group of friends for next summer (there are two weekends now!), make it this one. I even ran into my old friend, Omar, below!
P.s. Here is the recipe for the St-Germain signature cocktail (so refreshing!):
After a week of much needed rest (although ironically I spent most of it recovering from a cold), I’m back in Manhattan and could not be more excited for the upcoming festivities over the next few weeks. My friend, Caroline, is celebrating her birthday tonight and then it’s the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor’s Island this weekend – not to mention more of the Olympics to cheer on. Not even a heat wave or a torrential downpour could bring me down Don’t get me wrong: it was wonderful visiting my family, but it’s also great to be back in the city I call home. Happy Friday, y’all!