I had planned for this post to be a full, all-inclusive weekend wrap-up as I mentioned on Friday but it is not going to be. I am happy to say this past weekend was everything I hoped for and more but at every event, besides the cruise, I simply forgot to capture the moments. I am not upset about it though – I had such a great time the idea of needing to take photos did not cross my mind. Isn’t that the mark of a truly good time?
As promised, I did get to have an amazing dinner with Karly Kim on Friday night at an East Village Mexican restaurant. It was my first time meeting her husband, Carlos, and we had a great dinner. The next day, my parents came to visit and we had a spectacular time – I really loved spending Saturday afternoon showing them around my Brooklyn neighborhood, including the Brooklyn Flea. We finished off their short but sweet visit with a terrific dinner at the Italian hotspot Bottino Restaurant in Chelsea. From dinner I went straight to the boat cruise but I will skip over that because you will read more about that later. Sunday I took an enlightening photography class in Central Park, which you will see photos of Thursday, and rounded out the weekend at dinner with one of my favorite Brits. Overall, one heck of a great weekend!
But back to the Halloween Costume Cruise. When Karly invited me to spend the evening aboard a beautiful boat with her husband and a dozen of their friends I jumped at the chance – Karly is awesome, I love meeting new people, and NYC boat cruises are my favorite. With over 300 people aboard the boat one of my favorite parts of the evening was people watching and, often, trying to guess what some people were dressed as. In some instances I did not understand the costume because it was a character from a TV show I do not watch but for the most part the costume was too far off of an accurate representation of the intended (i.e. it is hard to pull off “Beyonce from the SuperBowl” unless you look like Beyonce). I loved the description from the boat company, “It’s the one night of the year when we can act out of character and dress up as someone that we admire or fear.” It truly was: