I was in New York and did a great deal of sample sale shopping. My purchases are pretty amazing (Cynthia Rowley gown for $150, J.Brand slouchy leg jeans for $40, Marc Jacobs patent pumps for $200) but I know my audience. You guys just want to hear about gadgets and Battlestar Gallactica, you fucking nerds.
What I did buy which was even better, was a pass for Walden Pond on the Friday after Thanksgiving Day. Walden is very close to my dad's house in Boston. First we filled up on yummy leftovers (stuffing, turkey, shrimp curry, samosas... we have an Indian fusion Thanksgiving cuz I love Indian food but my older brother can't stand it), we got in swimsuits and headed to Concord. My best friends from college (from my A Cappella group, anyone have anything to say about that??) Jocelyn and Christina visited me for Thanksgiving and as is our tradition, we went on a Polar Bear swim in Walden. Basically we did it for the pictures, and to prove to people how badass we are, but as we learned, documenting something too much takes a great deal of the badass element out of it.
I scared us by making up a story about how Henry Thoreau haunts the depths of the pond and his icy skeletal ghost hand reaches out to grab the ankles of young women to make them his watery bride. It didn't work though because Jocelyn and Christina know alot about Thoreau, and I kinda don't. Supposedly he's not a scary figure in history, more of a kindly eccentric early environmentalist. Whatever. I like my envisioning of him better, don't you?
Price: $5 (cash you put in an envelope on your car - honor system!)