My best friend that has sequestered herself in New Zealand, decided to grace NYC with her presence for a short weekend jaunt. As I can't claim NYC as my current residence, it will always remain my home. I came into the city for a rather short and exhausting visit, which by the amount of meetings I was able to cram in, seemed like an entire month shrunk down to a mere five days. Suffice to say, it was a completely successful trip equipped with continuous hobnobbing around town with those nearest and dearest to me. The morning of these photos, I went to take a meeting on WebEx in the Time Warner Center, so that I could grab a Soy Earl Grey Latte and a Pain au Chocolat from Bouchon to nibble on and bring a smile to my face. In between my next meeting, I ventured across the street and sat at the entrance of Central Park South, so that I could take in this incredible weather that we were blessed with.
Bethany, my best friend, spotted me sitting on my concrete bench and came running towards me right when my meeting ended (how this was magically timed is beyond me). We ran to one another, the way two people run to each other in those cheesy Lifetime movies and we hugged for a good three minutes, until it was beyond uncomfortable to witness, but we enjoyed every second our of reunion. We stepped a few blocks uptown on the west side of the park, snapped these quickly and went and grabbed some sushi for lunch in between my next call, and catch up on some much needed girl talk. I love a good turtleneck, especially if it's large and chunky. This one from Vince is rather soft and cozy, and one that they seem to make every season in different color combinations. There's something really exciting about staying tonal throughout your entire look, and it's something that I am really trying to do a better job with. Opt for color on color and break it up with a darker shade of the same color in the form of a belt or a scarf.
Photographer: Bethany Halbreich