Monday, July 18, 2016

Picnic in Pink

Last weekend Stephen and I made the first dent in our summer bucket list!

Honestly, I don't even know where to start with Pinknic. It's essentially a huge 6 hour long pink picnic on Governor's Island. You eat, listen to music, and drink lots of rosé, all while wearing pink and/or white. 

Our day started on the Governor's island ferry. Waiting for it was seriously one of the highlights of my day for two reasons:

1. The outfits. Having a "pink and white" dress code leaves a lot of room for interpretation and boy, did the guests interpret. Outfits ran the gamut from super dressy to incredibly casual, and it was so fun to see what people chose to wear as we waited to leave for the island. 

2. Stephen had me laughing the entire time... primarily because there was a VIP and a non VIP line to get onto the ferry, and we did not spring for the VIP tickets. VIPs had priority boarding and we actually missed the first ferry that left because of it. It was hilarious.

I have to say, the set up was pretty adorable: hundreds of picnic blankets in various shades of pink, a cotton candy booth, an ice cream truck, bars full of rosé,  and a stage for entertainment... don't ask me who performed. 

Similar to a school lunch, picnics were buy or bring your own. So, I packed us a bag full of goodies: peanut butter sandwiches, chips, chocolate chip cookies and salt water taffy were on the menu. Minus the bottle of rosé, we literally ate like 2nd graders. 

I wore a dress that I rented from Le Tote (which if you haven't heard, is my new obsession). I honestly don't think I own one article of pink clothing, so renting a dress was an ideal situation. This one from Cupcakes and Cashmere was adorable. 

If you live in New York and have never made it out to Governor's Island, I highly recommend it. On a non Pinknic day, it might just be one of the most relaxing places in the city. You can walk around or rent bikes. It's so beautiful with gardens and hammocks, and the views are unbeatable. 

Some serious lounging.

The size of some rosé bottles was comical. I almost wish we had gotten one just for the 'gram.

I can't even begin to tell you how hot this Sunday was. New York has been experiencing some crazy heat, and next weekend is for real supposed to be close to 100 degrees. Stephen and I were at Pinknic for a little over two hours, and anyone who made it the full six isn't human. 

You know whoever was behind this event thought so hard about creating good insta-opportunities. #roséallday

Clearly we had fun. 

Heading back to the ferry, we got a ride in a bicycle pulled pink chariot. This day was absurd. 

If you're interested in Stephen's take on the day, you can find it here. I can only imagine how different it is from mine. 

You can expect more summer bucket list adventures from us soon! See you then. 

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