I’m lucky enough to have most of my friends and family living relatively close by. It’s probably something that I take for granted, since I know it’s quite common to have to hop on a plane to visit loved ones.
That said, one of my closest friends from High School moved to New Jersey a few years back (several hours away from Toronto), so we don’t get to see each other very often. Somehow, we’ve managed to keep in touch, and I love going to visit her, even if it’s just once a year. You may remember I shared some photos from the last trip here.
When I make the trip, it’s fun to spend time in the smaller, more rural parts of New Jersey, but I also love to spend time in Manhattan. I always feel like I can dress extra chic when I’m in New York, and I remember wearing my fedora on a trip I took a few summers ago. At the time, I didn’t have the confidence to wear it on a “normal” day at home, but it felt like the perfect accessory to wear in New York!
On that particular day, we covered a lot of ground, and ended up at Central Park. We were innocently enjoying our walk through the park, until I felt something hit my head. After a brief moment of wondering if someone through something at me, I took my hat off to see what hit me. To my horror, there was a lovely splatter of bird poop on my hat! It was kind of hilarious (because I made a big deal of how much I loved wearing the hat), but I was still pretty upset it got dirty. I managed to clean it off, so every time I wear that hat, I think of that moment.