a summer evening on the high line

July 17, 2012 |  Category:   life nyc outings

Now that we’re squarely in the middle of summer, we can officially say that it’s a hot one. But even as the days can get uncomfortable at times, I still love the warm East Coast summer evenings. Add in a breeze and we’re good. Weather is funny that way, you know? I’m all for having distinct seasons as I find myself relying on the cycles to guide me through the year, but I don’t enjoy extreme cold or heat. What I dislike even more, however, is being cold in the summer and having to pile on the layers when the calendar (and my brain) is telling me to wear sundresses. So we bear through the heatwaves because once the sun goes down and we enter into the magic hour, the hour when we witness the day turning into dusk, we’re reminded why summers can be so delicious. And that is the time to be outside. At the High Line (above), or laying on grass in the park, or hanging out with friends at an outdoor cafe, or watching outdoor theater, a movie or music (have I told you that there is a campy musical rendition of Xanadu across the street from where we live, put on by a local theater company? Claudine is obsessed with it and we’ll be watching it again before it closes this weekend. For her, this is the summer of Xanadu). This is what I miss when the temperatures start dropping and summer ends.


Thanks for all who have entered the marshmallow giveaway so far. There’s still time to enter, up until 9pm EST. And look! I found some “seconds” of our tea towels that are ever so slightly unevenly printed so they will go in the box too!

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  • Sally B July 17, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    I’m in! Love those tea towels and the marshmellows!!!

    But really… it’s those pictures you take that keep me coming back for more!

  • Christina Z. July 17, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Beautiful photos of New York. Makes me nostalgic for NYC (and I haven’t ever lived there!).

  • tooodayi July 17, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    We watched a production of Xanadu in a local theater here is OZ, it has a humorous twist to it, my son loved it.

  • me July 18, 2012 at 7:56 am

    That’s crazy! I just read the DailyMuse blog and she went there too! I wonder if all the bloggers I keep up with, just hang out together? Hmmm…

  • Jenna July 18, 2012 at 8:02 am

    @me hahaha, coincidentally, we met each other for the first time there over the weekend. I don’t know if that proves your theory since we didn’t plan it and I knew her from comments here but didn’t know what she looked like, but yes…crazy.

  • May July 18, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Just wanted to finally say that I love your blog and your writing. My husband and I were in NYC from Friday to Monday and we were at the High Line Park Saturday evening and some of our images are taken from the same spot. We even ate our tacos on that spot with steps and glass overlooking the street 🙂

  • Jenna July 18, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    @May. Yes, that’s when we were there – saturday night. It was a lovely evening!

  • paule Trudel Bellemare July 19, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Mia looks so grown up! Beautiful girl!

  • mickie July 19, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    your photos are so beautiful…as always.


  • Jessica H. July 19, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    This is one of my favorite spots in the city. It’s perfect in summer.

  • Heather July 19, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    I would love to visit NYC and the high line!! Great photos!

  • Mariko July 20, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Sigh. I wish I was in NYC this summer.

  • DRESSING IVANA July 31, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    your pictures are amazing, so is your blog!