The past few days have been hot and humid in the city. The SoHo streets seem emptier than usual, and the shops and restaurants (and basically everything else with A.C.) seem to be prospering. I spent the morning at a meeting way Uptown and then made my way to SoHo, celebrated in Creperie NYC on MacDougal Street with amazing crepes and smoothies, and then spent the rest of the day wandering through Washington Square Park and the shopping mecca that is Prince and Mercer Streets. I missed the Refinery 29 Ice Cream Time truck by 1 minute (literally, they ran out of ice cream and Timex watches with the person before me) but with the recommendation of a friend, J. Dowd, my day brightened again pretty quickly.
Buffalo Exchange is a high-end consignment store in the Village that features everything from Valentino to J. Crew. After endless browsing I came across this beautiful light plum 100% cashmere bat-winged sweater. I’ve been looking for a cape for a while, admittedly my eye’s been on a red and tan plaid one from Lord & Taylor, but I haven’t found one that could beat this soft and pretty Jae Basilio design.
Even though we planted them three years ago, fresh grapes have finally started to grow in the left corner of my backyard. They’re beautiful and delicious and you can see them (and my new favorite cape sweater) in the photos below. I found this an ironic connection to how I found out about the Buffalo Exchange. The grapevine isn’t always the line of “telephone” that people might imagine it to be!
Stay Classy! xx