Our first annual Dear Wendy picnic in Central Park on Saturday was a success! Drew, Jackson, my friend Chad who was visiting from Chicago, and I found a shady spot in Sheep Meadow, and we were soon joined by Lindsay, Just Max, KerryContrary, Christy, Christiana, Samantha, Fabelle, and Bethany. We had apple cider donuts, tiny cupcakes, whoopie pies, fancy-pants twinkies (there’s a real name for them, but I can’t remember what it is), fruit salad, Moroccan salad, farro salad, orzo caprese salad, mimosas and wine, and Max baked delicious oatmeal cookies, cheddar bars, and Rosemary flatbread. There were bubbles, too. But I forgot my hula hoop. Next time! People came from DC, Philly, Jersey, Queens, and Brooklyn. Next year I’m going to have a prize for the person who travels the farthest. And for the one with the best laugh.
The boys took off after an hour and then we got down to business. It was like Dear Wendy forums come to life. With booze. And tiny cupcakes. And someone — I’m not going to name any names — kept lifting her dress to show off her nude-colored shorts, so there was that, too. Basically, what I’m saying is we had a good time, and I’m looking forward to doing it again next year. Hope you can make it.
Christy June 3, 2013, 12:06 pm
I’ll name names! I’m TOTALLY the least-modest person who was there! (Especially with regard to my AWESOME chub-rub-preventing shorts from Gap.)
It was a blast!
lemongrass June 3, 2013, 12:21 pm
Deodorant on the thighs works great too!
kerrycontrary June 3, 2013, 12:30 pm
Don’t worry, I think I flashed like 200 people over the course of the day. After I left you all I literally had a subway grate blow my dress up on the corner of Columbus Circle. I was the brunette Marilyn Monroe for about 5 seconds. Next year I’m wearing a maxi dress like smartypants’ Bethenny and Wendy. Or nude colored shorts.
Fabelle June 3, 2013, 12:36 pm
For real, I am definitely going to maxi dress route next time! Sitting with my knees like that was so uncomfortable (& I’m sure I also flashed some people, oops)
But everyone should definitely come next time 🙂 It was so cool meeting Wendy, & everybody, & putting faces and voices to names.
(also, Christy called me “Fab” when we were in the subway station, & I totally answered to it.)
Lindsay June 3, 2013, 2:03 pm
No way, this is NYC. So, you likely flashed many more than 200. 😉
Just Max June 3, 2013, 1:54 pm
I think I did some flashing myself. 😉
By the way, Christy, I was totally waiting for you to show up with your little green helmet. 😉
honeybeenicki June 3, 2013, 2:26 pm
Ha! I didn’t know anyone else said “chub-rub”… I used to sell Pure Romance products as a side business and one of their products (Between the Sheets) works great at preventing chub-rub and I would say that at the parties/shows and people would act like I made that up.
Classic June 3, 2013, 12:51 pm
I love the photo so much! I was dying to see one. You guys look so happy and gorgeous!
Taylor June 3, 2013, 1:19 pm
Awesome picture =)
I do <3 this community!
Older and (hopefully) wiser June 3, 2013, 1:24 pm
Looks like you guys had a fabulous time! I would so love to join you next time. Please consider having it on a Sunday, if it works for everyone.
Lily in NYC June 3, 2013, 1:27 pm
It’s official – Wendy has the best-looking commenters on the Internet!
GatorGirl June 3, 2013, 1:34 pm
I so wish I could have come!! My brothers graduation (in Philly) might line up with next years meet up if y’all do it at the same time. I would love to come!!
Addie Pray June 3, 2013, 2:00 pm
It looks like you had a great picnic! I can’t express in words how jealous I am…. Chicago people, we MUST have a meetup soon and it MUST have an even better turnout than the NY picnic… Yes, everything’s a competition. I’m gonna take the bull by the balls – or whatever that expression is – and plan it.
MaterialsGirl June 3, 2013, 2:12 pm
we missed ‘do division’ already! but never fear, there are plenty more street festivals!
katie June 3, 2013, 2:14 pm
i still have that picture of you housing a foot long corndog, btw. haha
MaterialsGirl June 3, 2013, 2:32 pm
oh i wanna see that one!!
that corn dog was delish
Addie Pray June 3, 2013, 2:23 pm
Stay tuned, people – the DW meetup is planned for Sunday June 23…. It will be the biggest and baddest meetup yet – dun – DUN – D U N
LadyinPurpleNotRed June 3, 2013, 4:31 pm
I’ll be back in Chicago at that point!
Addie Pray June 3, 2013, 5:00 pm
Excellent! Go write in the forums!
honeybeenicki June 3, 2013, 2:26 pm
I’ll try to be there if there’s a Chicago one. I’m not too far away.
Copa June 3, 2013, 2:19 pm
The food sounds like it was delicious! And you all look pretty and summery (not to mention it’s cool that, thanks to Facebook, I can put some faces to names now).
sobriquet June 3, 2013, 4:01 pm
Aw, this looks like it was so much fun! It’s a shame that I am a broke college student who lives on the other side of the country…
Speaking of, is there any interest in an Austin meetup this summer? Possibly involving a body of water? I know there are some fellow Texans around here!
spark June 3, 2013, 5:27 pm
Wish I could have come, but it’s a long trip from South FL!