The new playground at Riis Park has opened; another sign that the Rockaway Beaches are getting back to normal, or at least newer. There is a very cute nautical theme; which we love! We hope to continue seeing these changes and improvements, and as always, we will be there with our cameras!
While there we used the opportunity to capture our "Friday Favorites". This week we are showing two pieces that we cherish. Its funny how a piece of jewelry can bring you back to fond memories along with helping you establish your own style.
My favorite piece belonged to my Grandmother; and while I don't know much of it's history, I know that it reminds me of her. The colors and the celtic design makes me happy even on these rainy days of November. It's something I hope to pass on to my future family, along with the luck of the Irish! xo Tara
I got this bracelet from Lana's Loft on 116th in the spring of last year. It's made of steel and it has the phrase "Be yourself everyone else is already taken" imprinted on it. I paid 10 dollars for it and I wear it everyday and feel strange when I don't. I love how simple it is and it reminds me of bracelets from the 70's which then reminds me of my uncle Matt. I never met him because he died before I was born. It is strange how something so simple can remind me of someone I never met but has always had a presence in my life. I also love that it is androgynous. The steel and lettering are very hard and masculine ( the quote is by Oscar Wilde) and the words have a strong message and can make you feel as safe and warm as being held in your mothers arms. It goes with everything and when I am feeling lousy and just not 100 precent fabulous ( which I am) it is a simple reminder that there is only one me and that is awesome. xo Beth