This is one of my favorite times of the year mainly because I get to decorate our Christmas tree, and I'm always rearing at the gate to do so. There's nothing like the smell of pine, the warm glow of Christmas lights and a cup of hot chocolate to make everything right.
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. It's an excuse to let your creativity run wild, but more importantly, it's an excuse to watch horror movies, lots of them. I'm a huge horror fan. Ever since I was a kid I'd only want to watch horror movies, screw all that Disney jazz. I was into R.L. Stein and Stephen King. Just about anything that would give me goosebumps and ultimately nightmares, I loved. (Hmm, I wonder if this ever concerned my parents...). I'm not into the gory, torture stuff, but the classics, the more psychologically unsettling stuff: the Hitcocks, Kubricks, Polanskis, Romeros, and oh my god, Candyman! Let's stop right there. Now I will segue into costume talk. This Halloween (which already feels like ages ago!) I went as...maybe I'll let you guess?! It was a really last minute, thrown together costume, but I thought the idea rocked. I didn't have to buy too many supplies -- which made me happy because I'm cheap and I don't see the point of spending $150 on a pre-packaged sexy witch costume, for example. If you do spend $150 on a sexy witch costume, you better rock that costume every. single.
day Halloween. In any case, I knew I hit the jackpot when someone said, Don't take this the wrong way, but you actually look like a dude. Mission accomplished!
Once upon a cloudy day in Coney Island...
Happy (belated) July 4th! The fireworks were back on the East River this year after what feels like forever of it being moved to the west side. This year we enjoyed the view from Brooklyn (thanks, Mayor DeBlasio)! We found a little space in between some trees and enjoyed the show in all it's glittering glory. The show was a beaut! It's funny how fireworks can make you feel like a kid all over again.
Hope you had a fun and safe holiday!