This day: FOURTH OF JULY 2012.
The second 4th of July in a row I got to spend in NYC. Man, when I type it out loud I get butterflies of coolness in my tummy because I think of how lucky I am to be able to say that. We woke up at 4am on this day because this was also the day the final State of Origin game was being televised live in the US. We started off at the Australian bar where we were greeted, as we jumped frantically out of our cab, by the bar owner shouting "UNLESS YOU HAVE A RESERVATION THERE'S NO ROOM!"
I just think "yep, cool...shoot me now if I have to miss out on the game!" That's when the universe cued the rain. There were other cool dudes with no reservations standing outside so my sister and Ruth grabbed some boxes on the curb to cover their heads with and I took up off the street looking for any other bar or cafe that may be open with a tv that would let me change the channel! Being NYC I was suuuure something would be open, even at 6am but no. Sadly there was nothing, nothing but rain on my head. SAD LIFE. I make my way back to the "Australian" which was being so UN-Australian by not letting us in, haha, and started watching the game through the window. That's when the universe cued the smashed, dopey Aussie guy who reeked of alcohol and was being a racist, hater to the doorman for not letting him in. COOL.
Now I'm am seriously easy-going and fun. I don't mind when people are on a strange buzz and acting all crazy coz that's their thing but I don't tolerate any sort of racial prejudice. Its such an ugly human trait. So when he started talking to us I was like "Uh-uh...back up!" Haha, that's when the bouncer started letting us poor peasants in one by one out of the rain...HALLELUJAH!!
The game was a KILLER. NSW lost again :'( but it was super surreal to see the final in New York...winning!
For the remainder of the day we headed off over the Brooklyn Bridge, found Grimaldi's Pizza ( a joint we were meant to find the first time we were in the states but missed out). Talk about YARRRRRRM!! :) we then checked out the waterfront view around Gumbo before heading back to the hotel to get ready for the Annual African Arts festival in Brooklyn that our dear Trinny sista Gabby was performing at which is a WHOLE other post!
Long story that is still kinda long but I've cut so short...it was a buzzin' day!
What I wore:
I rocked on with blue on this day as I was waving my NSW flag hence my bandana, denim shirt and striped dress. The All-Stars have made and appearance once again because they are oh-so-comfy :) I accessorised with a pair of my fave clip-on earrings that you can really see, my tan sack bag and my have $8 glasses/shades that I love so much. I love the shape of the frames and wear them all-da-toiiiiiiime!! My go-to's!
|OOTD: Denim shirt $2/Thrifted in Brooklyn, Striped Dress $12/Old Navy in Harlem, Tan Rusty bag $20/Aquatique Surf store, All-Star Converse chucks $25 on sale.|
|Fresh, delicious pizza and then some fro-yo, YUSSS!|
I hope you awe well wherever you are.