Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner

May 19, 2015


"Am I allowed to say that it's Summer even though the solstice isn't until next month? You know how I really feel - Summer isn't what the calendar says it is. It's a feeling. And I'm totally feeling good vibes and a creeping' smile ear to ear with no real source in mind. Because everything makes me happy - vibrant cotton candy, balloons holding on by several strings, the salt carried from the Atlantic in my hair, and the couple puppets flirting with each other. What a better place to celebrate this magnificent season than at Coney Island."








Blue Sequin Matching Set - Ripley Rader // Suede Colorblock Clutch - Carlo Pazolini // Crazy Necklace - Brevity Necklace // Rings - Kris Nations 

Am I allowed to say that it's Summer even though the solstice isn't until next month? You know how I really feel - Summer isn't what the calendar says it is. It's a feeling. And I'm totally feeling good vibes and a creeping' smile ear to ear with no real source in mind. Because everything makes me happy - vibrant cotton candy, balloons holding on by several strings, the salt carried from the Atlantic in my hair, and the couple puppets flirting with each other. What a better place to celebrate this magnificent season than at Coney Island.

This is my first time really exploring Coney Island. I probably won't stand a chance around the crowds of mid-July but even in May there is a real sense of happiness floating about. I wondered if it always feels that way around here. While standing near the ticket booth, a couple or perhaps, two complete strangers, were dancing with one another. To the music coming from the awful ride where there's really loud music and you're forcibly pushed up against your friend as you spin in a circle until you suffer an aneurism. I get it. Actually no, I don't. Anyway, I couldn't help but watch these two strangers in utter fascination. They looked so happy. Ah, that itself made my entire day. At every turn, there was something so familiar and unique. Familiar because Coney Island is just like a town fair everyone's use to but on crack. Unique because it's seriously on crack. Or steroids, pick your poison. Coming from the 'burbs in Jersey, I know a thing or two about town fairs. And my traditional town fair does not have TWO bumper cars (my fav!), the largest ferris wheel, and more than enough fair games to make you spend every penny in your pocket. And who can say no to cotton candy, corn dogs, ice cream cones, and chili fries. Yes, yes, yes, and yes is the right answer.

Coney Island and I get along so well because we're super fun and super crazy. Ahem, who would come to Coney Island in a blue sequin matching suit. I would. And I sure played my part. Go all the way, am I right? This Ripley Rader matching piece brought out the child in me. I literally fell in love with the hand (and brilliant mind) that came up with this fabulous outfit. I've only dreamt of running around with balloons and cotton candy in head to toe sequins. Dreams do come true!


Photos by Erika of Hague NYC

"Am I allowed to say that it's Summer even though the solstice isn't until next month? You know how I really feel - Summer isn't what the calendar says it is. It's a feeling. And I'm totally feeling good vibes and a creeping' smile ear to ear with no real source in mind. Because everything makes me happy - vibrant cotton candy, balloons holding on by several strings, the salt carried from the Atlantic in my hair, and…

"Am I allowed to say that it's Summer even though the solstice isn't until next month? You know how I really feel - Summer isn't what the calendar says it is. It's a feeling. And I'm totally feeling good vibes and a creeping' smile ear to ear with no real source in mind. Because everything makes me happy - vibrant cotton candy, balloons holding on by several strings, the salt carried from the Atlantic in my hair, and the couple puppets flirting with each other. What a better place to celebrate this magnificent season than at Coney Island."








Blue Sequin Matching Set - Ripley Rader // Suede Colorblock Clutch - Carlo Pazolini // Crazy Necklace - Brevity Necklace // Rings - Kris Nations 

Am I allowed to say that it's Summer even though the solstice isn't until next month? You know how I really feel - Summer isn't what the calendar says it is. It's a feeling. And I'm totally feeling good vibes and a creeping' smile ear to ear with no real source in mind. Because everything makes me happy - vibrant cotton candy, balloons holding on by several strings, the salt carried from the Atlantic in my hair, and the couple puppets flirting with each other. What a better place to celebrate this magnificent season than at Coney Island.

This is my first time really exploring Coney Island. I probably won't stand a chance around the crowds of mid-July but even in May there is a real sense of happiness floating about. I wondered if it always feels that way around here. While standing near the ticket booth, a couple or perhaps, two complete strangers, were dancing with one another. To the music coming from the awful ride where there's really loud music and you're forcibly pushed up against your friend as you spin in a circle until you suffer an aneurism. I get it. Actually no, I don't. Anyway, I couldn't help but watch these two strangers in utter fascination. They looked so happy. Ah, that itself made my entire day. At every turn, there was something so familiar and unique. Familiar because Coney Island is just like a town fair everyone's use to but on crack. Unique because it's seriously on crack. Or steroids, pick your poison. Coming from the 'burbs in Jersey, I know a thing or two about town fairs. And my traditional town fair does not have TWO bumper cars (my fav!), the largest ferris wheel, and more than enough fair games to make you spend every penny in your pocket. And who can say no to cotton candy, corn dogs, ice cream cones, and chili fries. Yes, yes, yes, and yes is the right answer.

Coney Island and I get along so well because we're super fun and super crazy. Ahem, who would come to Coney Island in a blue sequin matching suit. I would. And I sure played my part. Go all the way, am I right? This Ripley Rader matching piece brought out the child in me. I literally fell in love with the hand (and brilliant mind) that came up with this fabulous outfit. I've only dreamt of running around with balloons and cotton candy in head to toe sequins. Dreams do come true!


Photos by Erika of Hague NYC