For the past few years, my mom and I have gone to New York and we plan our trip around plays, museum exhibits and the occasional shopping. This year, we decided to see "Kinky Boots" and "Motown." Both I'd recommend but "Kinky Boots" was the star! Wild, infectious and glitterific. A must see for anyone who wants to dance, laugh and feel empowered! "Motown" had a great story and music. It definitely has that "musical" feel with animated acting and fast pace energy. We also ventured through Central Park and the Met. museum. The normal exhibits and statues are always beautiful to see but I was quite taken by their "Found" photograph exhibit.
After New York, we visited Boston. I really wanted to see Salem so we spent one day there and the rest wandering around Charles Street, Newbury Street and the Boston Fine Arts Museum. I have to say, if you're a witches buff like me, Salem is a place to see. The history is both disturbing and interesting. If you go, visit the Witch Museum and Witch memorial for those who perished in the trials. It is somber and eye-opening. During the month of October, everyone who works there is required to dress up. It feels like Halloween every day, dare I say Halloweentown? We capped off our Boston trip with Dita Von Teese's "Strip Strip Hooray!" show at the House of Blues. If "Kinky Boots" was the star, this show was the "moon!" The sets and costumes of Dita's are amazing and the in between acts bring a lot of action to the stage. I especially enjoyed the emcee, Murray Hill. I suggest anyone who's into a unique, sexy time to see her show. Below is a mash-up of my trip photos. Enjoy!
|Vintage camisole, YMC skirt, Michael Kors gladiators, Selima Et Benjamin Buffalo Horn sunnies, Celine Trio bag|
|J.Crew, YMC, Jenni Kayne, Equipment|
|Christian Louboutin Pony Hair boots, Balenciaga boots, Chanel Loafers|
|Alexander Wang knit dress, Balenciaga boots, Saint Laurent Cassandra purse. Lips: Make Up Forever Aqua Rouge in 9|
|My favorite purchase from my New York trip.|
|J.Crew dress, Michael Kors gladiator sandals, Selima Et Benjamin Buffalo Horn sunnies, Celine Trio bag|
I came across J.Crew on Madison Avenue and fell in love with this dress in the window. I just knew I had to try it on. It instantly brought a smile to my face when I put it on.
|Hippie Chic Chastity belt designed to hold birth control and to teach safe sex|
|Memorial to the victims of the Salem Witch Trials|
|Carven Deer dress, Vince Sweater, Balenciaga Boots, Celine Trio Bag|
|Obviously my joy overwhelmed the focus.|
|YMC Skeleton skirt, Vince sweater, Balenciaga Boots. Lips: M.A.C Film Noir|
|Last day in Boston: Vince Sweater, Rag & Bone/Jean Plush Black Leggings, Celine Trio Bag and Balenciaga Boots|