Monday, September 8, 2014

jo comes to town

This past weekend was a real good one. My best friend & college roommate Jordan came into town! We packed a whole lotta things in our short weekend together . . .
+ Ferry ride over to Staten Island for tapas & sangria
+ Bagels & cream cheese at Brooklyn Bagels
{untoasted toasted coconut bagel with plain cream cheese. ever. single. time.)
+ Cheered on the Tide at The Ainsworth
+ Rooftops & girl talk
+ Brunch & Madison Avenue
+ Walking 6 miles, blisters, & Battery City Park
+ Italian pasta & nutella pizza
Come back Jo, NYC misses you!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

taking stock

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Making: a fall bucket list . . . coming your way soon
Cooking: a summer vegetable quesadilla {complete with red onion, summer squash, tomato, & cheese}
Drinking: not nearly the amount of water as I should be
Reading: If I Stay {I just saw it in theaters & man oh man does it make you think about life}
Wanting: a puppy.
Looking: forward to tomorrow!
Wasting: time reading through Vogue's September issue {aka the years fashion bible}
Wishing: for summer Friday's & a day on a sailboat
Enjoying: late night chats
Waiting: for the timer to go off
Liking: that it's almost sweater weather
Wondering: what the next year will be like
Loving: my new friends & a fresh tube of chapstick
Listening: to the fan blowing & keyboard clicks
Needing: new walking flats
Smelling: salt water & sand in my near future . . . the last beach trip for the year
Wearing: dress, glasses, & bare feet
Following: all the fashion blogs because it's NYFW, eeekkk!
Noticing: the change of weather, especially the cooler morning walks to work
Knowing: it's okay to say no
Thinking: about my last year in NYC & holy cow has it been fun!
Feeling: smitten
Bookmarking: soup & stew recipes
Opening: snail mail. Having a pen pal is wonderful!
Giggling: every time I chat with my grandmother. She's got a heart of gold.

Monday, September 1, 2014

moments from august

Adventures in Smorgasburg means lots of good food, fresh coconuts, & a whole lotta hipsters. See ya next summer Brooklyn!

In bed, lights off at 11 o'clock, then getting a phone call from a girlfriend to go have a drink. Yep that happened & it turned out to be a fun night!
One of my favorite reasons of working at Macy's is having the opportunity to get involved in the community. Being on the United Way committee this year not only has led to making new friends at work, but I also got to help out at a benefit concert with proceeds going to United Way of NYC.

Brunch at The Penrose where the food & drinks are just as delicious as they are pretty.
See what I mean? Shrimp & grits with a cool twist.
SEC Alumni happy hour at American Whiskey. There was even a controversy over someone taking the Alabama name tags. Gotta love those SEC rivalries!
First game of the season at The Ainsworth - Roll Tide!

Ending the summer has never been more picturesque.
Sorry for the silence - again! This summer has been filled with fun travels to the beach & exploring new places. Our last summer Friday has come & gone, which is slightly heartbreaking. Who doesn't love to squeeze in a little extra weekend time? The beginnings of fall are slowly creeping into the city. I'm not complaining at all since that means apple picking, pumpkin spice lattes, & cozy sweaters are coming my way.

Friday, August 8, 2014

know when to stop & have a margarita

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That is the mantra for this weekend. I would say it's well deserved after a productive work week. You know it's a good one when every last bullet point on your to-do list is scratched off. Bonus points for getting out of the office in a timely manner {high five to New York & summer Friday hours}! Tomorrow I'm going to MoMA PS1 - MoMA's rooftop that displays experimental & contemporary art with emerging musicians from various parts of the world. Should be a great afternoon with friends! Enjoy your weekend & these fun links from around the web . .  .

This has been on repeat all week - take me back to Monday night
Made me laugh
A pretty chignon updo
Spent the majority of the week reading a coworkers blog on her 15 month journey through Asia
Olive oil & sea salt brownies
Prepping for fall | looking for a moto jacket
Love this Natalie Deayala maxi - easy to dress up or down
Summer mornings

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

midnight memories

The highlight of the year goes to . . . . seeing One Direction live last night!
I'm not kidding - Kelsey & I had an absolute blast and those guys know how to put on a fun show.
We danced all night & sang along to every song. I'm too embarrassed to post my own videos due to my excessive fangirl screams & off key singing. Can't wait to see those British lads again!
By the way this is hilarious and completely truthful.