Saturday, January 20, 2007

NYLON weather

When it comes down to weather, both cities pretty much suck. Weather is a very personal matter however. What is nice weather for me, is not for my friend or my cousin. I personally like warm and humid days, when you stick from the humidity and when you only find consolation in iced-coffees and frozen margaritas. Nice weather is the weather in Miami, Los Angeles or San Diego. Definitely not New York or London.

Lucky me (!), I saw the first New York snow yesterday, and the second today. Thank God, it didn’t stay but melted quickly. That is good news. And although the days are becoming increasingly colder, native New Yorkers say that “I haven’t seen anything yet”. What does it mean? The worse is just about to come. Unless Global Warming decides to melt the ice, abolish snow and blisters in NYC and offer nicer and warmer days, I might have to buy another coat, a hat that I hate and put on all my London pashminas. Speaking of London, the weather in London never becomes very very cold. But it can stay cloudy and overcast for months, including the whole summer. London is grey and rainy for many days throughout the year. I didn’t mind it during the winter and fall days because clouds bring rain but also a milder atmosphere and mood. You rarely see snow in London (only 3 times in 7 years I spent). But when June comes and it is still overcast with an average temperature of 15 Celcius, you often question your well-being by staying in the city. June is supposed to be nice and warm when locals can show off their exercised yoga and pilates bodies in t-shirts, shorts and mini-skirts. I guess you can do that easily in New York that becomes warm and humid during the summer months (after having spent the snowy days in one of the numerous pilates and yoga studios).

I haven’t experienced that yet. I am still on my "snow days" in the Big Apple. Hopefully the snow will melt quickly and with just about nine weeks to go (official end of the winter), the spring will enter with flowers and bees!

New York stuff:

BAG Gallery invites you to apply to submit work to the upcoming show LOOK SEE :: PHOTOGRAPHS ON REFLECTION Theme of show is reflection. Images created via any form of photography will be accepted for consideration (i.e. shot on film, shot digitally, unaltered shots, alternative process, mixed media, digital manipulations, montages, etc.), so long as part of the image is photographically created. All works must not exceed 36 inches in width, height or depth.
Award: a solo show at BAG gallery, located in Brooklyn, New York. Winner announced on night of group show opening.
Submission deadline: Friday, January 26th, 2007
Apply: Please visit Brooklyn Artists Gym website for details. Contact: Michele Jaslow at


Anonymous said...

you will *love* the humidity once the summer comes... and everyone will wear short skirts and tops to show off their bods.
to me... hot nyc summers + pollution: yuck. I'll take snow any day over 90% humidity in the city.