Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Bonjour et Bienvenue, Fête Paradiso!

 I'm not sure if everyone feels the same but Sundays are, by far, the most magical day of my week filled with a sense of refreshment and new beginnings. This particular Sunday I met up with my lifelong friend, Krizia. Upon reading an article within the local newspaper about 'Fête Paradiso- the worlds first traveling festival of vintage carnival rides and carousels', I immediately began envisioning a scene from a 19th century Parisian celebration filled with handsomely adorned elephants. (and monkeys too!) The idea of this mini-getaway was just what I had in mind to escape from all the hustle and bustle of the city streets.

 Once we were on the ferry, it was a short seven minute trip to the Governor's Island landing dock. It was my first time visiting and surprisingly enough the hospital that is located there was where my Father was born in 1954. In some respects it is almost as if I had come full circle with a tiny puzzle piece of my personal history. I am often amazed at the endless opportunities that my native island of Manhattan has to offer and this occasion was nothing short of inspiring!

 Wearing: On Cina: Top-Kimchi Blue, High waisted denim shorts- Forever21 
Shoes- Old Navy, Bag- Deux Lux
On Krizia: Dress- Forever21, Hat- Original Penguin, Bag- Cole Haan