out and about: the high line.

May 18, 2015

out and about: the high line | reading my tea leaves Yesterday felt summery in New York in that heavy air kind of style that says winter is officially over. You know, in case the cherry blossoms didn’t convince you.

We did the only reasonable thing to do in this season and ate a picnic dinner outside with friends, but first we took a family ramble along The High Line, which is beautiful in all seasons but especially so right now with its flush of pink and purple. That Piet Oudolf really gets it right with all of the wild looking greens poking up everywhere. Thankfully, Faye was kind enough to leave all of those tempting grasses intact for fellow visitors.
out and about: the high line | reading my tea leaves Can you imagine living right there? People watching for days!
out and about: the high line | reading my tea leaves Contemplative plant gazers.
out and about: the high line | reading my tea leaves Amethyst Falls American Wistera (I think!) Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’—a cross between Baptisia australis and Baptisia alba
out and about: the high line | reading my tea leaves Old tracks, new plants.
out and about: the high line | reading my tea leaves Papa and babe.
out and about: the high line | reading my tea leaves Lots of “walking” to be done.
out and about: the high line | reading my tea leaves In case you’re in the neighborhood: The High Line
Visiting Details.
Stargazing.
Adopt a plant.

In case you’re curious:
– The hat that I’m wearing in these photos was made especially for me by Brooklyn milliner Brookes Boswell, whose shoebox studio I had the great pleasure of visiting a few weeks ago. This exact style is coming out in a collection later this year, but you can browse all of her beauties here. Mine’s made of Panama straw.

– I’m wearing the black version of the dress I was wearing in this post. Summer uniform, etc.
– Faye’s blooms.

The High Line in another month and another year, right here.

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9 Comments

  • Reply My Little Bungalow May 18, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    What timing! I just said to my husband yesterday that I have yet to visit the High Line and must do so on my next trip to NYC. That and the new Whitney Museum (idea for a post if you're so inclined — would love a first-hand preview). The museum was featured on CBS' Sunday Morning yesterday.

    I so enjoy seeing the photos of your baby girl. She's adorable and getting so big! You look cute with your summery hat and sleeveless dress. Enjoy these beautiful spring days.
    Claudia

    • Reply Erin May 18, 2015 at 2:03 pm

      Thank you! The new Whitney is definitely on the list! Will try to get there ASAP!

    • Reply admin May 18, 2015 at 2:03 pm

      Thank you! The new Whitney is definitely on the list! Will try to get there ASAP!

  • Reply Amy Boyd May 18, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Thanks for sharing this! I love the High Line. I'm a botanist, and wanted to let you know that the blue-flowered plant is not a wisteria. It is a Baptisia, often called false indigo, probably the species Baptisia australis. A lovely native, and perfect for this spot.

    • Reply Erin May 18, 2015 at 2:03 pm

      Baptisia! I knew that it looked too bushy to be wisteria! Got the low-down from the High Line blog!

    • Reply admin May 18, 2015 at 2:03 pm

      Baptisia! I knew that it looked too bushy to be wisteria! Got the low-down from the High Line blog!

  • Reply Charlotte Rigby May 19, 2015 at 1:07 am

    Oh I need to come back to NY and take trip along the high line, it looks incredible! Yay for an awesome day out!

  • Reply Kristien May 19, 2015 at 9:50 am

    I really love the High Line. It's one of my go to places whenever I visit NYC

  • Reply Diana May 20, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Lovely! I miss The Highline so much!

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