Thursday, April 26, 2012

Azaleas "R" in Season!

More pink! As is the case with most spring flowers, you have to look sharp to catch the azalea crop. Fortunately, these pleasing specimens are right here in East 50s Manhattan, and you don’t have to go to a botanical garden to enjoy them. 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Ballerina Fashionista

Entering the elevator on my way to a professional-level ballet class today, I encounter this tiny tot, who is also on the way to her class. Her beautifully coordinated ensemble puts me in mind of the "What I'm Wearing" features in the style section of the Times. Starting at the top, we have a charming pink knitted beret, under which, when she removes it, we can see that her hair is held neatly in place with a frilled pink barrette. Her jewelry features a mixture of pink beads and sparkles. The tutu (also pink, if I haven't mentioned the color before) has a ruffled neckline and a multilayered skirt of tulle, each part of which is bound in pink edging. Pink tights and sparkly pink Mary Janes finish the outfit. Doubtless she'll change those before class for miniature ballet slippers, pink, needless to say. A really zippy touch is added by her heart-shaped  sunglasses with frames in the obligatory color. Apparently, a lot of thought has been given to dressing up to meet an appreciative audience this morning.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

April on East 55th Street

No lack of variety in NYC! Walking east of Fifth Avenue on East 55th Street, what do we see parked in front of the St. Regis hotel but a Lamborghini!
I may have seen one of these impressive cars before but can't remember having done so. Walking farther, to Park Avenue, we come upon a lush stand of yellow tulips at the absolute peak of their blooms. Nature and technology are both enhancing the attractions of Gotham today. I assume that one of the St. Regis attendants is watching the Lamborghini, as I don't imagine it can be parked there legally. Unless someone has a lot of influence or has greased the appropriate palms. As for the tulips, they are definitely legal.