Yesterday — which I think everyone in the tristate area can agree was simply gorgeous — I had the extreme pleasure of visiting the home of friends Cristina and Eric, in the lovely town of Bayonne, NJ. They were hosting a Covid-safe, outdoor picnic for a small group of friends and fiends so that we could all gather for the first time in 18 months and end the summer on a high note. My friends’ home is a breathtaking and delightful homage to pop culture kitsch and horror movie collectibles which must be seen to be believed, but which I can describe as being like if your Halloween decorations were up year-round. Needless to say, but you can see I am about to, even their well-curated collection of refrigerator magnets is enviable, as you can see by the above photo. Have a great week everyone!
Oh the cleverness. While relaxing at friend’s beach house over the long Labor Day weekend, I spotted this Fishing Lure-shaped Mail Box out front of Haskell’s Outpost Bait and Tackle Shop (they appear to need Instagram followers!) in Westhampton Beach, LI, NY. It’s pretty cool!
If supporting social causes is important to you, and you also like classic American punk rock, you might feel the need to dress yourself in this attractive Black Lives Matter T-shirt. This sharp design by Noble Tee Shop incorporates the image of four white bars on a black field that any fan would instantly recognize as the iconic logo for LA-based punk band Black Flack. Yes, it is pretty cool, and available in a variety of shirt styles, sizes and colors for $24.95 each at This Link!
There’s Tiki Bar up the block from me that has a row of little solar-powered Hula Dancer figures lined up in the front window, and the sunlight makes them dance tirelessly each day until it sets; so enchanting. And so it is with the Waving Queen Liz I saw at the recent NY Now Summer Marketplace. This Solar Queen greets you with a subtle twist of the wrist if you just expose her to lamplight (no sun needed)! Best of all, she may arrive dressed in Pink!
My family has not always been the most in-tune with my personal tastes when choosing Birthday and Holiday gifts, so I got in the habit of asking them to get me cute socks. This is why my sock drawer is stuffed to near-overflowing with enough cute socks to cover the feet of a small army. Truth be told, every pair gets worn eventually, because socks are one of the most perfect gifts you can receive. Two guys who are also hip to that fact are the ones who created the Sock Card from InStitches.
Are you a fan of the FX series, What We Do In The Shadows? I sure am. This hilarious show is finally returning for its much-anticipated third season as of this coming Thursday, September 2nd, which I was reminded of by this electronic Bus Shelter Ad that I enjoyed sharing with my friends and fiends on Instagram earlier this week!
Very coincidently, while setting my DVR to record the series, I noticed not only that they will drop two episodes on Thursday, but also that the third episode, airing on September 9th is entitled, Gail! Wow, I love it to death.
I must admit that I had a good laugh when I passed this very familiar-looking sculpture while walking on the High Line recently. Maybe you have a similar dental Retainer(albeit on a much smaller scale) in your medicine cabinet right now. I know I do.