Thursday, March 26, 2015

spring is here | taking stock 02

Making: summer plans {beach weekends, summer reading list, & bookmarking blueberry jam recipes}
Cooking: chicken meatballs & chocolate chip cookies
Drinking: water and lots of it
Reading: 1984 by George Orwell
Wanting: spring weather
Playing: Afternoon Acoustics {in my opinion, the best playlist on Spotify}
Enjoying: being 25 - some people cringe at turning this age, but I've learned to embrace this decade of learning & growing
Waiting: for this lingering cough and runny nose to go away
Liking: the Spring line at J.Crew {obsessed with this, this, & this}
Wondering: how on Earth it's almost April!
Loving: quick chats with old friends
Hoping: to partake of some Chipotle sooner than later
Needing: a beach to lay on
Smelling: like PB&J sandwiches - volunteering is fun!
Wearing:  striped tee & ripped jeans
Noticing: warmer morning walks to work {read: 35 degrees instead of 15}
Feeling: thankful & grateful
Bookmarking: this
Giggling: over jokes at work - sometimes you need a laugh when you're feeling stressed & frustrated

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


01. Birthday dinner
02. Ferry ride
03. A quiet {and cold} weekend out of the city
04. Glow-in-the-dark putt putt

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

the intrepid

 This weekend Bryan & I went to The Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum. We went in a submarine growler where I can't imagine 88 men in such tight quarters, walked on the flight deck with the coolest aircrafts, explored the space shuttle pavilion, & toured every nook and cranny of the carrier. If you're ever in the city, I would definitely add this museum to your itinerary {even if the weather decides to turn into a wintry snow storm}.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

a bust

This was my walk home from work early afternoon on Monday . . .
After a much talked about blizzard that was suppose to blanket Manhattan with up to two feet of snow that evening, I was pleasantly surprised when I walked out to this Tuesday morning . . .
I've never been more grateful.
Okay, that might be a tad dramatic. But seriously, thank you Juno for skipping over the city & high five to the snow plows.
I'm officially over this winter & beginning the countdown to warm weather. Although I'll be sad to trade in my cozy plaids & blanket scarves for pretty pastels, I'm ready to hang up my puffer jacket for awhile. I've started to compile a list of my spring must-haves.
These are on the top of my list . . .
dreaming of spring
lace tops / boyfriend jeans / pink lipstick / leather-strap watch / pop-of-color bag
pretty flats / tortoise sunnies / statement necklace / neutral polish / a spring-y scent
{click on the photo below for details}

Friday, January 16, 2015

happy weekend!

photo credit
The first couple weeks back in the office have been quite the whirlwind. It's nice getting back into the routine of things, but now that I'm back in the city I'm desperately trying to not get sucked into the winter blues. It helps to have something to look forward to every weekend for the next two months. First up, a weekend celebrating a friend's birthday! 
Life lately has been a lot of brisk walks to work, our first snow {that actually stuck to the pavements} last week, and a relaxing weekend in the middle of nowhere. This past weekend Bryan & I took a little road trip upstate New York for a whiskey tour & tasting. I think I was more interested in the cows . . .  
First snow of the year!
Can you blame me? How cute are they?!