Monday, May 30, 2011
Happy Memorial Day!
Happy Memorial Day, US readers!!! It's Fleet Week here in New York City. During Fleet Week, members of the US Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps come to town and enjoy the city. Active duty ships (which you can tour!) dock on the Hudson River along side the USS Intrepid, a World War II aircraft carrier. The Intrepid is open year round as part of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. I took this picture last year, and wow is it an amazing sight to see these huge vessels! Visit the USS Intrepid at Pier 86: West 46th Street and 12 Ave.
I created my Memorial Day/Fleet Week mani with Savina Ruby (a cherry red polish with speckle-y glitter) and China Glaze First Mate (the navy-est of navy blues). The stars over First Mate are from a very old Old Navy polish. Does anyone remember the days when they sold nail polish?
Once the ships arrive and men & women in uniform are spotted around the city (and the temperature always seems to creep near 90 degrees), you know it's time to awaken your hibernating shorts and flip flops because summer has arrived :)