There was no coincidence or irony involved when the saying, “April showers bring May flowers,” was coined. Not only has Susan Miller deemed this April as calamitous, we are set for a very literally stormy thirty days. Weather becomes more unpredictable than the stock market or my PMS and one has no choice but to prepare for battle wearing the right protective armor. The number or umbrellas that I’ve left behind in a taxi or have been stolen from the courtesy bins at the front of restaurants is innumerable. My current umbrella, which is up for the taking outside of my front door, is a blue semi broken contraption given to me by a bartender at Bakehouse. But none of this means you need to navigate the rain looking like a wet rat. Invest in a sturdy and stylish pair of boots, a tailored waterproof coat, and an umbrella that you’ll be more conscious of keeping safe.
Without a doubt New Yorkers are some of the most intelligent and interesting people on the entire planet and yet all we can seem to talk about is the weather. Like yesterday for instance, what the hell was that? Thunder and flurries? Perhaps we harp on it because it is one thing all of us share no matter our occupations or backgrounds or it could be the fact that all weather, whether heatwaves, snowstorms, or torrential downpours seem to be more extreme when experienced in the city. In any case, today is the last day before April and though the icy temperatures have started to break (kind of) we always seem to forget that we are now set for another month of miserable grey skies and sloppy street puddles before real spring sets in. So, brace yourselves and get weather ready with some storm essentials. This is not a test.
In case you missed it or your Instagram/Facebook feed was not spammed with Winter Wonderlandlike snapshots, it snowed in New York City yesterday. And if you missed out on posting your very own frosty photo, don’t you worry- because as my chatty cab driver informed me this morning, we should be getting bombarded with another six inches this weekend. That means one of two things: start stockpiling comfort food and libations or find footwear capable of navigating slush filled streets. But, please don’t make them standard issue UGGs. If you’re thinking it may be silly to invest in a pair of boots this late in the winter, let’s not forget that April showers bring May flowers and once it’s stopped being below freezing, we are sure to be showered for a couple more months before we fall back in love with the city during spring.
It happens every year. Just like clockwork, we start to get a little too comfortable with the glorious spring- turning into summer- weather… and then, the clouds roll in, open up, and the rain comes down. It’s kind of like Mother Nature is just reminding us that she’s still around. She really does have a twisted sense of humor. So, that leads us to the age old problem: how does one stay dapper without getting drenched?
Year after year, I’ve rounded up the most waterproof footwear that’s sure to keep your precious Pradas and Louboutins free from getting waterlogged. From your feet to your ‘fro, it’s not easy keeping in chic in the spring storms. There are times you may just want to throw your hands up and think, “Forget it. It’s raining, I’m gonna call it a loss.” Here’s the thing: your rainboots don’t have to be heinous. Designers have really cranked it up a notch and created rainboots that are nearly as attractive as your everyday footwear wardrobe. (Have they finally heard our prayers?) Now, when the rain stops, you won’t be left looking silly in your big rubber wellies. Instead, you’ll be as lovely as the sunny days that await you in May.
Just as time marches on, so do the lists. You didn’t think that 2012 would be any less annoying than years past, did you? With the onslaught of new reality TV, celebutards, and fashion delinquents, the best is yet to come. Bring it on 2012!
Bubble Lounge. This may very well be one of the worst places in New York City.
Rainboots in the airport. Call me an optimist, but I think you, me and Terminal B are in the clear as far as rain showers are concerned.
Magazine covers that are so photoshopped I have to actually read the headlines to figure out who the covergirl is.
People who post photos of other people who could look like them (with enough photo filters and if I squint my eyes) and pretend it’s them. That’s just weird.
Can we stop speaking like valley girls and using abbreviations for everything? OMG, that’s AMAZE, obvs!
There are so many problems with this video (and yes, it’s for real). First of which: muffins and cupcakes are not the same thing. (Thanks, Cat).
ESPN commentators apparently need some geography lessons… not to mention some practice in current events seeing as they don’t know where West Virginia is, nor do they know who Michelle Obama is. As a matter of fact, all on air media personalities should probably do their homework before speaking. Don’t just talk for the sake of talking.