May 16, 2012

Spring Fever.

This spring has been significantly more rainy and grey than any spring I can remember, but it has certainly felt incredibly sunny. I keep forgetting my umbrella at home, but it almost doesn't matter, even if my overly processed hair does take a turn for the frizzy. My strides are long (thank you, platforms) and cheery and I'm eager to take the next step. Maybe the sunshine is coming from my generally positive attitude or the influx of sparkly things in my life (blame a little bit of birthday indulgence, here and there - oh, to be 26), or a visit from my unconditionally loving parents, or the presence of peonies bursting from the entrances of New York City's delis and bodegas. Maybe it's the extra time spent outdoors, on my bike or at the waterfront or on café patios sipping cool gin cocktails and slurping back fresh seasalty oysters. Indeed, it could also be my weekend visits to Smorgasburg or the Brooklyn Flea, and the many, many friends and co-conspirators and relics from my past that I keep bumping into and having impromptu catch-up sessions with, all while I impulsively purchase mason jars in colors like the sea and the sky. Or, getting lost just several miles from my home and playing tourist in my own town with a certain someone on my arm. Then, it could be immersing myself into new creative endeavors and projects, and being continually inspired and renewed by my mentors and colleagues at Marie Claire.
Or, perhaps, it's the very literal feeling of warmth and affection and endearment that's getting to me in a way that is hard to express out loud, or in words, or in any manner at all that does it justice. I promised myself not to be overly cryptic, but let me just say, sometimes allowing yourself to stop thinking and lean into it (whatever it is,) is the best gift you could give yourself. It's likely a combination of all of the above, and the bright colors saturating this crazy, bustling metropolis, but that last bit? Overwhelmingly taking the cake.
Mmm, cake.


28 comments:

  1. FashionablecollectionsMay 16, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Love those miu miu sunglasses!

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  2. Pink peonies and Miu Miu sunnies: that's Spring!

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  3. Very cute shots i love the pink wedges <3

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  4. Such lovely photos, those sunnies are gorgeous! And that picture on the pavement is amazing!

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  5. Beautiful photos...makes me want to hit the pavement of this glorious city!

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  6. Ah darling Nicolette, you are the only person I know who insists on such a rose-tinted outlook on life. I can literally feel your joy and happiness brimming over in this post; how lovely it all is (and yay for love and peonies and bike rides and sparkles).

    Briony xx

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  7. these pictures are showing an incredible NYC. I cannot believe I will be there in a month and an invitation to jon me for a coffe on the 13th is still open.  I love flowers sooo much and peonies have something magic.  Something I am planning to do is renting a bike to be able to see as much as I can of your beautiful city-(not surprise you have a pink bike!)

    ciao bella!!!
    Love, Ylenia from Longuette

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  8. Great pictures Nikki and yes you will always have our unconditional love. For ever and ever. But now don't push it girl. Love you.

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  9. I absolutely LOVE your blog! Looking at all these fun snap shots of NY makes me feel like I'm there :)

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  10. While I look forward to each of your posts, this on take the cake! I feel like I just went on a lovely little holiday trip thanks to those fabulous pictures. Thanks!

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  11. adore your blog - so fabulous!

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  12. such lovely photos! i've never really had any desire to visit nyc, but seeing sights like these is making me reconsider. and i spy a beth ditto umbrella! love!

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  13. First off, let me say, you are the most incredible photographer! Wow! These photos of NYC are beautiful! Secondly, I really love your sunny disposition and outlook on life. Like @bergdorfs said to you via Twitter, this post definitely is like a "breath of fresh air". I truely enjoyed it and look forward to more. This actually inspires me to go out and explore my own city more and capture it in photographs! :)

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  14. Aaah, I love spring! We're gearing up for autumn this side of the world. Lovely pictures. And those pink shoes are just delightful!

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  15. Beautiful pictures! Also, I was so freakin' excited to see you on Glitter Guide!! Awesome  feature :)

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  16. You and your glitter sunnies make me want to move to New York so badly. The scenery shots are so inspiring.

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  17. Johanna BeyenbachMay 17, 2012 at 3:56 PM

    Whoah there, is that amazing dining area with the ghost chairs part of your apartment? !

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  18. You got my apartment in a photo! The weeping woman mural; I'm in the ugly blue and grey striped building on the left.

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  19. Awesome shoots!The shoes are amazing!Love them all!And the sunglasses are so chic!

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  20. Thank you! Jeffrey Campbell via Solestruck :) 

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  21. I couldn't agree more. Peonies are my biggest spring time indulgence/weakness! 

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  22. @NICOLETTE That denim dress is perfect! Would you mind telling me where you found it?

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