Monday, March 19, 2012


Well, it's official. I love the New York. It's definitely a totally different lifestyle and culture than here in the south, but that is what makes it so intriguing. Not that I'm going to live there forever, but 3 months this fall is going to be incredible {I can feel it in my bones}! I took a few snap shots throughout the week, each one holds a story so I'll try my best to tell them short and sweet.


First up on the left was on Wednesday where I was circling upper Manhattan searching for the Pucci office. I turned the corner and saw this surprisingly neat waterfall area! On the right was on my first venture out in the city Monday morning. A beautiful day to sit in Union Square Park and people watch!

Oh the Chelsea Market, I can't explain my love for this place! It was the only area I went back to multiple times. It's a neat little shopping area in Chelsea, obviously, but it's right across the street from Tod's office. The Chelsea Market is full of eating places {some sit down restaurants, but mostly free stands}, little specialty shops, and a random Anthropologie {which by the way, their spring set up is so pretty}! The first time I walked in a man was playing Jeff Buckley's Hallelujah, which was very cool entertainment!

The food in New York is just as different as the people. I obviously like sandwiches if you can't tell by the photo below, but the coolest one has to be from Bar Suzette's located in the Chelsea Market {who would've guessed?!} Anyway, you pick out which kind of crepe filling you want and they prepare it right in front of you. All the fixings are folded into a crepe and handed to you in a cone-like paper holder. Cool right? And definitely delicious!

Here's a snap shot of 3 of the offices that I visited. The one on the far left is Tory Burch, upper right is Tod's, and lower right is Michael Kors.

The city that truly never sleeps. Well, that's it! It was a wonderfully exhausting week and I can't wait to share with you all where I end up! Prayers are still welcome that I find the right home for me!

Friday, March 16, 2012

the city

What a whirl-wind of a week! I'm heading back to the south as I type and I can't wait to tell you all about my time in the city Monday! This time around, I got to experience the city on my own, which was definitely overwhelming at first. I made some new discoveries and had the opportunity to meet some incredibley talented people {more on that Monday}! Thank you all so much for your prayers, well wishes, and tons of messages concerning my interviews! No matter where I end up, I know it will be an amazing learning experience! Here are a few snap shots to get you through the weekend!

And if that doesn't excite you, take some time and read about falling in love.

Monday, March 5, 2012

birthday celebration

I had a BLAST last week celebrating yet another year. I have a feeling 22 will not be a let down! One thing I learned last week is how wonderful my friends are. I can't thank God enough for blessing me with such an incredible group. I am so lucky for these friends that have been placed in my life {those new and old, and for the ones not pictured}.

Let the countdown begin!

Spring Break 5 days

Leave for NYC 6 days

JM Concert 51 days

Thursday, March 1, 2012

happy birthday to me!

Turning 22 today seems quite uneventful, but it is indeed!

So many wonderful things are happening this year in my life, and I'll let you in on a few . . . planning a trip this summer with best friends {out of the U.S.!}, moving to the city for my internship, and graduation this winter!

See?! Life is going so great right now and there is no better way than to celebrate it with sweet family and friends! So have an amazing day and eat a slice of fruit pizza {sweet roommates made this for me last night}!