(Photo credit: Germain Persinger)#AdiosSummer
In memory of the warm season, I wanted to highlight my favorite 2015 solstice event, Secret Summer. Located at the Foundry in Long Island City, Secret Summer was an all-inclusive, farm-to-bar festival held at a lush 12-room courtyard.
Men and women filled the the magical garden with their best summer attire — floral dresses, whimsical skirts, seersucker shorts, and more. Fairy-like waitresses welcomed each guest with bubbles and flash tattoos to help set the renaissance, Midsummer Night's Dream atmosphere.
The food was overwhelmingly delicious! The event served meals throughout the day and offered a wide range of fresh-from-the-butcher proteins from Rapt Affairs to classic New York treats from Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream and Morris Food Truck.
Aside from the food, I loved sipping on the picture-perfect cocktails made by Cachaça 51, Jack Daniels, Herradura Tequila, and more, while watching amazing live performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and aerial acrobats.
Secret Summer was honestly one of the most wonderful, dreamlike, and fashionable events in New York City. Even though New Yorkers will be immersed in freezing cold weather, at least we have something magical to look forward to in summer 2016!
Adios summer! Until next time!!
(Photo credit: Germain Persinger)