The hurricane turned tropical storm in New York this weekend wasn't as bad as it was in the Bahamas. But what was probably the worst part of it for many New Yorkers — staving off boredom — was also acutely felt by British Vogue editor Nona Summers, who endured Irene at Diane Von Furstenberg's house on Harbour Island. Times were tough for the editor, who did everything she could to distract herself from the pounding noise and utter lack of sunshine. Just after the eye of the storm passes:
We are being hammered. This time Irene means business. I can't take the gloom any more I've opened the dark curtains. Irene is lashing out, punishing anyone that stands in her way.
It must be time for light relief — I give myself a deluxe facial in the brightest room, my bathroom. I'm so engrossed in the arduous process of exfoliating I barely notice the storm has stepped up a notch.
Who else, like us, also did a mud mask or other such beauty treatment this weekend during Irene? That is, when you weren't eating all the food you later wondered why you worried so hard about buying before the storm, which you didn't really need anyway? To that end, being at DVF's place in the Bahamas wasn't so great, apparently. When the storm passed, Summers didn't have gourmet $9 Whole Foods granola to turn to. Instead, it was, "Hot dogs and baked beans for dinner."
Hurricane Irene [Vogue UK]