Monday, June 27, 2011

This time last year...

I was traveling Europe and living abroad in London. 
I seriously can't believe that a year has come and gone...
There isn't a day that goes by where I don't think about the people I met,
the wonderful food I ate, and the cities I explored.

It really was a summer of dreams.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New York in Instagram.

I can't believe I've already been out here for over 2 weeks!
Time sure does fly when you are having fun.

Here are some pictures of what I've been up to lately...

Nightly walks on the High Line. 
The ultimate concrete shake at Shake Shack.
Dinner at the Mustache. Best hummus ever. 
Reading days at Central Park. 
Movie nights at Washington Park. 
Summer flowers. 
Yankee vs. Red Sox game. 
Turkey Burgers at The Counter. So delish. 
Lunch in Bryant Park with girlfriends. 
Walking to the ballet at the Lincoln Center. 
Crepes at vive la crepe!
Perfect beach day on the East Coast.
Ice cream and walks in Brooklyn with friends. 

I should probably start taking pictures on my real camera instead of always using my phone...

More to come soon!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Why I love New York.

Happy weekend!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Night walks in NYC.

Evening walks around the city is something I've grown to love. 
With all the hustle and bustle, it is nice to walk the streets at night when the weather is breezy and the city is more silent.

Who would have thought that the city could be so relaxing-- I love it!

Hope everyone is having a great week!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Midnight in Paris.

Tonight I saw one of my new favorite movies, Midnight in Paris.
I was so excited when I saw that Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams were in it, and even more excited when I saw that Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 92%. I wasn't sure what to expect since it is a "comedy" set in Paris, but it exceeded way over my expectations and I fell in love with Paris all over again.

After the movie, I had the chance to walk around the city and think about all of the memories I've had traveling, especially abroad.
I couldn't help but think of how about this time last year, I was exploring Paris with a great group of girls.
I thought of the times we went to the Musee Rodin, Musee du Louvre, and Musee D'Orsay all in one day.
And the time we decided to stop at Angelina's for hot chocolate and pastries.
And when we shopped down the Champs Elysees.
And for the many yummy crepes and baguettes we ate.
And when we sat in front of the Eiffel Tower one evening and watched the fireworks go off for Bastille Day.
And when we ate the most divine meal at Cafe Constance.

It truly was all a dream.

There is something about being somewhere foreign that makes me flourish.
The people, the language, the culture... I crave it all.
Traveling has made me appreciate the small things in life, and the things that matter most.
It has taught me to embrace those who you love, and love those who are different.
I've learned that time is everything, and to never take it for granted.

I feel so blessed to be living in New York for the summer, and hope to live it as though I was "abroad."
My mom always tells me that I am "such a city girl," but I think she is wrong...
I'm just a girl who loves to explore the world for what it is and what it can become.


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Hello New York!

I'm here!
I'm finally here.
I got in yesterday and already I am in love with this place.
My apartment is in the perfect location in the Upper West Side- right by Central Park, Crumbs, Trader Joe's, and so many other fun places.

I don't start my internship until next Tuesday, so these next few days I'll be using my free time to explore the city!

Happy weekend!