Hot hot summer heat. NYC is melting right now. So far it’s been an amazing summer. I’ve barely been in the city, escaping on weekend adventures at every opportunity. Navigating away from the hot pavement, steamy, brutally aggressive beast that NYC becomes in the hot summer months. I’ve been lucky enough to have been spending most of my summer in the Hamptons. Full of swimming, boating, surfing, rosé filled days, head in the clouds and dancing the nights away. It truly is summer camp for adults, and most of the time feels very surreal. It’s Neverland. However I am not in the Hamptons this weekend, and will keep those stories for another post, which I am sure will be ridiculous because how does one even even begin to explain the Hamptons. It’s best experienced. No, this weekend I am in the city and it is melting, I feel like I am actually in Salvador Dali’s famous surrealist painting ‘The Persistence of Memory’. You know the one, where all the clocks seem to literally be melting off the canvas? Dali is known for his weird and outlandish subject matter, NYC is full of the weird and outlandish and it’s all melting at the moment into one puddle. Everything seems to slow down in the heat, especially if a pool or the ocean isn’t within jumping distance. Being stuck in this heat wave makes one get more creative with activities, one of the more obvious choices is to hit up the museum scene. I spent the day at the new Whitney in meatpacking. The air conditioning was a welcome reprieve and the views were pretty great too. I’m not a group museum goer, rarely do I go with more than one person. It just seems so tedious to me waiting for everyone to have their experience with the art. I know what I like visually and what I don’t and tend to go through museums pretty quickly. Every once in a while I stumbled upon a piece of artwork that really captures me emotionally, draws me in and holds my attention for a long period of time. This is not to say I don’t fully enjoy museums, I just tend to enjoy them at a faster pace than most. I love the diversity of people at museums, you have people from all over the country and world coming to a place to have a cultural experience, that idea to me is pretty fucking cool. Dressing in heat like this can be hard. Basic instincts tell me I don’t want to wear anything. In fact I would like to stay home in the comfort of my air conditioned apartment and walk around in underwear all day. Then I start to feel guilty at not doing anything so I get dressed and venture out. The common problem of going from straight humid grossness into freezing air conditioning is always a dilemma when picking out my outfit. One of my new favorite brands, Blameyourdaze, a company based in Greece, makes amazing, beautiful pieces perfect for summer. I’m wearing the Diamond Wide pants pictured here. Every piece by Blameyourdaze is super comfortable, they balance simple and elegant perfectly. Each piece has a hand written number on the tag, indicating the small number of pieces made in each collection. Every little detail makes the brand feel exclusive. The refined details are truly some of the best quality I’ve seen in a small brand. I hope to visit Greece soon and meet these lovely ladies in person, it’s on the top of my travel destinations list!