7.22.2013

SUMMER STAGE AND SPECTACULAR HEAT WAVES


oh, new york in the summer!

last week we had the privilege of surviving a massive heat wave. insane humidity, temps into the hundreds, all the good stuff. it was a good time! you know, you really get to know yourself in times like these. i love going home at the end of the day feeling like i really DID IT, so heat waves are pretty satisfying for me. friday was possibly the worst of it, but we wanted some fun and kind of you reach this point where you're like, look. you know? life has to go on. 

i love living in this city because we are completely surrounded at all times by ridiculously impressive people. my friend erin morley for example. she is a singer for the metropolitan opera and girlfriend can wail. she was performing on friday night with the met for the summer stage, a free series of concerts going on all over the city during the summer. she was performing friday night in brooklyn, so off we went to support her. we left a little early so we could bum around before the concert started. we stopped by the pop up pool and rekindled our love affair with some of the best bagels in brooklyn (in my opinion), but more on that later.)

and bonus points for good people! latonya and river met us at the park and the two of us braved some opera with toddlers that night like champs! i'm really proud of us, you know. we did one hell of a good job keeping our babies quiet and respectful to the other patrons. (bubble wands. bubble wands will save you.) 

a couple of photos because duh...


erin in the black dress. i was so proud of her!


this adorable girl danced all through the crowd all night long, she was a huge highlight of the night.
bubble. wands.
financial district at dusk. geez new york, be any prettier?
happy monday!

33 comments :

  1. heat waves do a number on me too. they really bring out everything ;) when my hair has reached it's all time foofy frizziness and I'm sweating standing still, there's no telling how I'll react to external stimuli. if I can get through a heat wave like that and maintain composure, I'm winning ;) sounds like you rocked this last one. go girl.

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  2. Beautiful photos, and banana caramel cake sounds delicious!

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  3. we're having a heat wave out west too and i'm dying! I hate the heat.

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  4. Love your photos. Xo

    webberwonderland.blogspot.com

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  5. Love Huck's Batman shirt!

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  6. Opera in the park sounds like such fun! I just went to my first outdoor, summer concert of the season (I know, I know, pathetic, right?) and it was a blast! Also: the photo of Huck "flying" on the grass is adorable. Love it. :)
    xox
    giedre
    www.walkingdotphotography.com

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  7. Your photos make me love New York. Hanna Marie

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  8. gorgeous photos!

    www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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  9. it's been crazy hot here in the city, has it not? love seeing what other people do to survive!

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  10. Huck looks so serious while blowing that big bubble wand! And happy monday to you too. ;)

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  11. i'm from Texas so i completely get ya on those crazy heat waves. i just want to teleport to some place cool and tropical! but you definitely feel like you have conquered the world once you have conquered a heat wave- three cheers to that!
    your photos are amazing!!
    xo Akshara
    Simply Akshara

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  12. Oh Natalie, please share with us what editing software you use for these gorgeous photos! They are so nostalgic and perfect. Would love a little insight! :)

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  13. i love that print you are wearing! is it a romper or maxi? either way, it's beautiful. do you have any idea where i can find something similar?

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  14. I always love love love seeing your updates and pictures! I just have to ask, what kind of camera do you use? Your

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  15. Ah, summer. I live in Austin, TX. You just kinda learn to embrace your sweaty self.

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  16. new apartment for you or for alex?? how can you leave an apartment that has laundry in unit? BUT if you are looking, I gotta put in my plug for the UES - we absolutely love it over here! living off of lex is the best thing ever!

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  17. I miss New York!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    xoxo~Heather
    southernnorth.com

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  18. Sounds like you had a great time. Love your photos, each one is so interesting & prettyxx

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  19. congratulations on surviving another week of that blasted new york heat. I really don't know how you do it. but, hey! a pop up pool, seriously? that sounds like the perfect solution.

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  20. I swear your blog is the reason I want to visit New York. If you're interested, join my blogging challenge which begins today. :) www.bideaweeforest.com

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  21. Waiting in suspense to hear about the bagels!

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  22. Awesome for your friend for singing at the opera show! :) That seems like it would be a cool night!
    Bubble wands. That's a good idea to keep a kid occupied!
    Gosh, the humidity is killer here where I am as well. Hope it ends for us all soon!

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  23. Amazing photos! It really looks like it was Hot!!! Love how H is trying to swim on the grass hahaha...cute!

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  24. Huck's bubble blowing faces are THE BEST.

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  25. Coming to NY this weekend, and I hope it's not so hot. I don't do hot. Not well, anyway. Grumpy grumpy cat-lady.
    www.thismomsgonnasnap.com

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  26. Nat, I may have said this before but, eh, imma say it again: your writing is like food for the soul (chicken soup for the soul, as it were) and it gives me the warm fuzzies, which is espesh awesome since I'm in a southern winter so...yeah.

    Hee!

    Thank you for your beautiful writing, the positivity and the YOU that exude from it...well, it jumps off the page, is what it does.

    Pictures = gorgeous; you, Huck, Latonya and River! That grinning photo of River? Awww!

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  27. That sounds like a lovely day and those pictures are beautiful!!

    xo
    Rachel

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  28. is it bad if i want to be that little dancing girl when i grow up? 'cause now i kind of do. no regrets! ahhhh this looks so lovely! i keep trying my best to soak up my little new york summer and this just inspired me! thanks, lady!

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  29. Amazing photos Natalie! I love all of Huck's faces that he's making. What a cutie!

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  30. Love the photo of the dancing girl.

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  32. That looks amazing.
    I'm usually very happy with living in Europe...but being able to listen to Metropolitan Opera singers in an open air performance makes me green with envy :-)

    Greetings from old Europe,
    Bambi

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