Posts Tagged ‘summer’

ridiculously free summer.

Posted: August 16, 2010 in life
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summer recess. how many years ago was it since you truly had one? i’m talking about the days before your first job in high school…when you were on summer ‘break’, free to do what you wanted, when you wanted, where you wanted. well my new rule is it’s a requirement at least every 10 years, if not sooner, despite being a grown up now. it’s just so necessary.  it was the summer of 2000 that i moved to whistler and ran free like a child for 3 months, doing me a world of good. somewhat instinctively, i must have known it was time, as it just hit that ten year mark and my unplanned summer in new york is giving me that same awesome feeling. i highly recommend it.

keep bringing on the lazy lemonade days. carefree and lackadaisical, full of spontaneous and unknown adventures and no joke, FREE EVERYTHING!!! outdoor shows, parties, premieres, movies, museums, workshops, festivals, fireworks, parks, tee shirts, coozies, posters, drinks, pilates, sights, sounds and smells. bands like band of horses, the strange boys, she & him, lucero, metric, cut copy, !!!, d.o.a., ted leo & the pharmacists, murder city devils, the xx, chromeo, delorean, neon indian, ninjasonik, future islands, and lee (funk-n-soul) fields ! honestly, ridiculously amazing. ridiculously free.

i’d been telling my dear friend doug that i was going to make it to michigan someday. one way or another i usually pull through and surprise people with something they maybe never thought was going to happen. i like to do what i say i’m going to do. the thing about dougie is we bring out the kid in each other, so it’s lots of fun making noises and monster faces, dancin, spazzin, gigglin & chillin. on a serious note, he’s also amazing at body healing, helping me break down life, see deeper insights and focus on the things that matter. we also ate amazing root veggie wraps, drank healing chaga mushroom tea cut from the bark of a tree and fresh water from an underground spring. add a bonus day trip to gorgeous lake leeanau on an antique wooden boat with jeff jackson and the sum equals a magical, mystical, much needed michigan trip! love you guys.

pedal to the metal

Posted: June 22, 2010 in life, love
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the best hidden secret gem of new york city. ahemm….city? grassy knolls, sand dunes, waves and refreshing ocean breezes. welcome to fort tilden. well worth the 30+ miles roundtrip pedal pump. but shh. don’t tell anybody. yyyyyeeeeaaaahhh!

mad crazy flavor

Posted: June 16, 2010 in inspiration, photography
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getting around on my new $80 whip. nothing feels so sweet. nothing quite screams freedom like summer. free to do what i want, when i want, where i want. warm breezy nights and ice cream treats. whizzing past countless bodegas and lots and lots of metal, concrete, old school lamp posts and nostalgic signs of days gone past. streets oozing with character, buzzing with energy, steaming with heat…mad crazy brooklyn flavor.

218 S. 3rd St.

Posted: June 4, 2010 in life, things
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6 floor walk up. as real as it gets. the streets alive with energy, PR & DR families sitting on stoops, hanging out windows, handball, dominoes, blaring music, ice cream trucks and spewing fire hydrants. awesomeness.

how sweet it is.

Posted: June 3, 2010 in life, travel
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the first inkling that i knew brooklyn was in my blood might have been 1987 when i found out about the beastie boys…and that feeling was revisited hardcore when i finally made my first visit in 1997. in that 10 year span, movies like ‘crooklyn’ & ‘kids’ jolted my senses and left deep indents on my soul. maybe too, it was telling that the only guy that ever asked me to marry him was from brooklyn. it is now 2010 and i’m finally ‘here’ here….fresh off the boat!