Monday, July 18, 2011


As of today, I have exactly 3 weeks until my time here in New York comes to an end.
I can't believe with how fast the month of July has gone by!
Even though I have already done so much here in the city, there is still so much I want to do and see!
I'm trying to take advantage of the beautiful weather and the time I have left to do all that I can before it is time to head back. 

Here is a glimpse of what I've been up to lately... 
(besides working, of course)

Lunch at Chelsea Market. 
Broadway in Bryant Park. 
Sleeping Beauty Ballet. 
Dinner on the roof with friends.
Free crepes at work for Bastille Day!
Mets vs. Phillies game with fireworks after. 
Evening runs in the pouring rain. 

Hope everyone is having a great Monday!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Red, white, and blue.

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. 
Bike riding, swimming, barbecues, sparklers-- I love it all!
I'll be honest, I was a little bummed when I found out my whole family was going to be in Utah celebrating this great holiday without me. 
There is nothing that I love more than sharing this holiday with them.

However, my long weekend here in the city turned out to be just what I needed. 
I was able to soak up the sun at the beach, catch up on some pleasure reading in the park, and spend time exploring the city with my friends.

Lucky for me, I have a friend who works at an agency that is located right off the Hudson River (which is where the fireworks were at). We watched the fireworks from their huge terrace (that they also shared with Hugo Boss Studios) and seriously had the BEST view! There was a live DJ playing all types of American music during the show, which of course led to lots of singing and dancing.
It was quite a night. 

How grateful I am for the freedoms we have and for those who fight for our country. 

Hope everyone had a Happy Independence Day!

(again, sorry for the poor quality with the photos... my phone has been my camera out here)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Life of the 20s.

Last weekend, a few of us decided to go to the Jazz Age Festival that was on Governor's Island.
We dressed up in our 20s appearl and danced all day long!
We ate baggetts, cheese, and rasberries as we laughed and enjoyed the live jazz band under the huge oak trees. 

I seriously felt like it was a flashback from the 20s, and loved every single moment of it.

It was a perfect day. 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Things I love...

City lights.
Dark chocolate sprinkled donuts. 
Naps on Governor's Island. 
Colors and prints of these beauties. 
Ruan Hoffmann's handcrafted ceramic collection.
The fact that Butter Lane cupcakes now has BLUE BELL.

Life is good.