Monthly Archives: July 2011

Photo of the Day: Wild Upper West Side Nail Art

I’m a sucker for a gaudy, bedazzled, bright manicure. I even indulge in them myself once in a while. The Upper West Side tends to be, like everything else, fairly classic when it comes to manicures, so when I see one loaded with rhinestones, I have to stop to admire it.  Continue reading

Neon Is Trendy Now, Even on the Upper West Side

Photo: Proenza Schouler Spring 2011 Collection by Tommy Ton (on Jak and Jil)

For those of you *ahem* us, who were old enough to dress yourselves in the 80s, the thought of neon probably gives you convulsions. Not me! I have fond memories of the hot pink mesh hair bow that I tied around my huge permed hair. While most of my wardrobe now is black and grey, I’ve added a few neon things here and there. Nothing too cray-cray (I hate that expression and had to use it just once. I promise I’ll never do it again.)

Anyway, color is really fun to look at, especially in the summer.  And because I am nothing if not philanthropic, I’m giving you some neon options, all of which can be found here on the Upper West Side. Don’t be afraid–I’m prescribing very small doses. And even though fall clothes are starting to hit stores, I’m fighting against the retail cycle and still recommending summer clothes. Click through to see my colorful choices: Continue reading

Would You Buy $2 Nail Polish From Some Guy on the Corner?

Today on the corner of 96th and Broadway I spotted this resourceful young man selling $2 bottles of “nails polish.” I have several thoughts about this: Continue reading

Happy Fourth of July, Upper West Side!

I’ve missed you! I was away in the Midwest (Illinois and Wisconsin–how many of you have ever been to either one of these states??) for some old-fashioned family fun. But now I’m back and ready for a proper summer. Continue reading