This is my dream car–a vintage Porsche from the 1960s with a red leather interior.
The perfect get away weekend car for some glamorous destination.
Some people love new cars, like my husband. He was born in Hong Kong and prefers a new Ferrari over a 40-year old collectible.
I prefer the classic.
I saw this car last weekend on Perry Street in My West Village and I thought to myself, if I only I could borrow it for a spin.
The couple inside looked relaxed and ready to start their journey, as friends bid them bon voyage at the corner. But they seemed in no hurry and they probably enjoyed the drive more than the destination. Leaving in the late afternoon, after eating a wonderful brunch at Café Sant Ambroeus, they were off.
I thought to myself, where are they going? They must be escaping this heat-drenched island. My initial thoughts: they are going to the Hamptons to enjoy the beach, raw oysters, a polo match, and maybe a glamorous White Party somewhere. They were Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn in Rome or Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergmann in Paris.
With the windows rolled down, the woman’s hair loosely tied back, large sunglasses on, she embraced summer.
I can imagine that their journey was taking them more to the country than sitting in traffic on the Long Island Expressway. You need air conditioning for that!
In the back seat some sparkling water, fruit, wine and some cheeses from Gourmet Garage to snack along the way.
Knowing the sun was going to set at around 8:30, this couple had plenty time to travel through the back roads of the Hudson Valley or what every road they were traveling down.
How about you, any great summer escapes?
For me I am just imagining them 🙂