Sure, you can wear a dress in winter, and I have plenty of times, but you always have to wear tights or leggings and you really don't get the full, free feeling that makes wearing a dress so much fun. This summer has been pretty mild with lots of great dress weather. So when I heard about a new beer hall, Grand Prospect Hall, opening up in Brooklyn, I was so excited to get dressed up and go check it out!
My first ten years in New York, I lived in Astoria Queens, home to the Bohemian Hall Beer Garden, which was one of the best bars in the city. It's a huge outdoor space full of picnic tables, with good food and plentiful beer by the pitcher. On nice weekend nights, there's often a line around the block, but luckily it's not always that crowded. Actually, going there dressed up as Faith was one of the first times I ever felt like I could really pass. The crowd there tended to be a lot of bros and it had a kind of fratty/sorority/New Jersey kind of a vibe for a while. But going there, and walking around in that huge crowd, wearing a little dress, and actually fitting in, not getting weird looks or anything felt so utterly amazing.
|Me on the way to Bohemian Hall that night.|
|This is totally a picture of me, I promise.|