Tuesday, May 7, 2013

High Line in NYC

courtest of http://www.thehighline.org/about/park-information

We are heading to NYC next week. No kids, just Stu and I. I have been to New York a couple of time and have a huge love affair with this city. I just love it. Everything about it. 

I have only ever been in the summer so this is our first time visiting in Spring. I keep checking the temps on my phone and it is similar weather to what we are experiencing here in Sydney at the moment so perfect really as New York is best seen on foot.

One place I am really looking forward to visiting again is the High Line. It is so amazing and there is always something on there and of course something to eat as well. This year’s food vendors include Blue Bottle CoffeeDelaney Barbecue’s SmokeLine, La NewyorkinaL’Arte del GelatoMelt BakeryPeople’s PopsSigmund’s Pretzels, and The Taco Truck, as well as Terroir at The Porch, an open-air, full-service cafĂ© with wine, beer, and small plates. Click here to find out more...

"....The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It is owned by the City of New York, and maintained and operated by Friends of the High Line. Founded in 1999 by community residents, Friends of the High Line fought for the High Line’s preservation and transformation at a time when the historic structure was under the threat of demolition. It is now the non-profit conservancy working with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to make sure the High Line is maintained as an extraordinary public space for all visitors to enjoy. In addition to overseeing maintenance, operations, and public programming for the park, Friends of the High Line works to raise the essential private funds to support more than 90 percent of the park’s annual operating budget, and to advocate for the preservation and transformation of the High Line at the Rail Yards, the third and final section of the historic structure, which runs between West 30th and West 34th Streets...."

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

loopylu summer collection - sneak peak

bow tie dress

summer days dress


the perfect kaftan

Sneak peak of what will be on sale coming this summer. I took Olivia down to Gordon's Bay for a practice session. I think the pics turned out really well and will upload them to my site soon. She was a reluctant model but in the end we got there. I asked her to play and have fun exploring on the rock and in the water looking for crabs. While she did that I snapped away.

Love to hear your thoughts.

I have most of the goods in my possession now. My new contact in Bali has been great. I have received samples and have made amendments which she is now working on. Once these are done then she will send the board shorts, more summer days dresses and some merino wool pants which will not go online for a while but I would prefer to have them with me than in Bali.