Summer of Charge Cards

By Jose Pinto

Summer is officially upon us, which means more cardio, less carbs, new crystal green tinted Ray Ban aviator sunglasses, Moods of Norway tangerine chinos and a fresh Etro pocket square. Against all what sanity sounds like we still max out our credit cards for that perfect Vilebrequin Where’s Waldo? swimming trunks.

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Jogging and weaving through the streets of Manhattan while inhaling litter and carbon monoxide I get to see a wealth of fashion in fast forward. Cruising down Fifth Avenue in the Flat Iron District I notice a stunning 6-foot blonde in white pumps and Carolina Herrera floral chiffon waiting for her chariot to arrive. If I had to guess she was on her way to Lincoln Center to see the final performance of Swan Lake or perhaps attending the Conservatory Ball fund raising party for the New York Botanical Garden.


I make a pit stop at Miss Lily’s on Houston for a pressed beet juice when I come across yet another tall drink of water but this time she’s a brunette in an authentic NBA Los Angeles Clipper shorts, red mesh with blue satin stripes and white Nike Air Force One throw back high tops. Clearly she was heading to the basketball courts on 6th ave and Houston for a little one on one.

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As I’m walking home I spot a radiant red head in the window of the new SoHo restaurant Charlie Birds (Beyonce and Jay Z are silent partners). She was wrapped in a paisley Hermes summer scarf and Missoni wedges drinking Rose. Against my better judgement I followed her in despite my recent charge card escapes.  The white wines were exceptionally refreshing, the skate fish was absolutely sublime and the Wu-Tang Clan playlist was a nice touch. I highly recommend it.

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