Hello! We’re alive here – back in NYC and preparing our little brains out for Iceland, Norway, Denmark, and our huge move to Ecuador. Our renters move in this Saturday. Holy moly. This is getting real. There is just so, so much to say and share. But for now, a little post I wrote before the craziness…
The other day I was walking through midtown and yes, even midtown is making me hugely nostalgic these days! Most of my time in New York has been spent in midtown hedge funds. Every time I walk through there now, I see all the fancy lunch places that we used to order from on the company (ha! those were the days!) I remember dashing out for very rare 10 minute runs to the cosmetic counter at Bloomingdales. I remember Park Avenue all lit up with Christmas trees or bursting with tulips in the spring. I remember walking up and down Madison Ave. multiple times a day for work errands in fancy apartments and shops. I remember the dear door men and nannies and housekeepers that I used to see on a daily basis. They became some of my dearest friends. I remember skipping the car service for work errands so I could walk and get some fresh air, instead. I remember thinking that it was a shame I worked across the street from Barney’s, but got off of work too late most days to even pay them a visit (unless I was picking up my boss’s lunch at Fred’s.) I remember all the amazing, amazing co-workers I’ve had and I feel so, so nostalgic. Working with people has created for me some bonds that seem to be for a lifetime. Even though I don’t see them at all anymore, I still remember them and think of them so fondly.
And the answer is…they are UGG boots!
I was surprised and laughed because I actually still putz around the house in my very, very old shearling UGG boots from Australia. (My former in-laws were Australian and so we all knew about UGG boots before they were cool that one time in the early 2000s. Can you believe it’s been that long?) But I had never seen this particular style and I just love them. GO UGG!
Unfortunately, this style is no longer available in stores. The woman called them “vintage.” I did some research and saw that they are called the “Lynnea” boot by UGG. (I found several Lynnea boots on E-bay.) And here are a few photos to give you a closer look. I love that you can wear them with the sides up or down.