New York New York / by Sarah

Last weekend I had the double excitement of not only getting two nights away in Manhattan (sans kidos) but I got to have a little reunion dinner with 21 of my college sorority sisters....yes I was in a sorority.  A sorority girl?!?!?!  Yes.  Not the exactly the cool girl image you might expect/want in a photographer, but I had the time of my life with these girls in college and it was so fun to see where we all are now.  Whether we are now practicing law, teaching barre, working in finance, a marketing genius for Disney, a busy mom or shooting photographs for a living, after a few glasses of wine we all seemed like those same college girls, trying to figure life out and have some laughs on the way.  Love you girls.  Let's not wait another 10 years.  oxox

Added bonus, I found myself with a little time to kill Sunday morning so of course had my camera on hand and walked around the city for a bit.  I know, I know, New York City as a creative inspiration is as stereotypical as a blonde sorority girl from the south (mind you I may have grown up in the south but I went to school outside Philly), but cliches have their reputation for a reason and I never cease to find thought and emotion when walking around that city.  

Some girl time and shopping on Saturday also let to some pretty cool patterns and shape inspiration at the Céiline boutique in Soho and the new Barney's downtown.

Loving the minimalism and geo vibe.  Throw in some gold accents and you had me at Céiline luggage handbag. 

New York in the evening can be quite magical.  Cue the Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City voice over about how hopeful New York is....blah blah blah :)

 

But there is just something about a quiet New York.  Walking around, early Sunday morning, before most of the city is awake is particularly special.  A place that is usually so busy and crowded it practically a ghost town.  The city that never sleeps...except on Sunday morning.