Life Recently

Hi friends,

So I’ve been having a bit of a moment here with my old pal NYC, to say the least. Coming up on my 6-year anniversary of calling this eclectic city my home (holy cow time flies!), I’m finally starting to feel a bit worse for the wear. I mean six years ain’t bad though, am I right?

Anyway, I’ve had two pretty unfortunate subway incidences happen essentially back-to-back, and then yesterday Chris and I returned home from a lovely weekend away to discover that someone — most likely one of our neighbors — had torn open a package that was addressed to me downstairs and stolen the hard drive that was inside. Then left the package and packing exactly where it was.

The audacity.

All of this is to say … I’m not feelin’ the love for New York City right now the way I used to. With the plans that Chris and I are setting up potentially for the future, we will still be here, in Manhattan, for a little over another year, and at this point I feel both blessed and terrified to have that kind of time left. On the one hand I’m so happy to have 12+ months to do everything I still want to do in this fantastic city. On the other, I really want to leave here with happy memories and a slight twinge in my heart for what was the city I always wanted to live in.

Dramatic? Maybe. All I can say is I hope this unlucky streak sees its way out ASAP so I can get back to enjoying the things I love about living here. In honor of that, I thought I’d throw up a quick ‘Life Lately’ post, since most of the photos are from in and around here.

I’m hoping maybe that’ll get me back on track.

^^ A super cute ice cream shop in Dumbo, Brooklyn, that Faye and I happened upon when we were wedding dress shopping for her.

^^ A super cute ice cream shop in Dumbo, Brooklyn, that Faye and I happened upon when we were wedding dress shopping for her.

^^ A makeshift Elmo scarecrow in my hood?

^^ A makeshift Elmo scarecrow in my hood?

^^ While peeling apples for Lisa's sister's baby 'sprinkle' the other week, this little heart appeared. Love is all around us, friends.

^^ While peeling apples for Lisa’s sister’s baby ‘sprinkle’ the other week, this little heart appeared on the lower left apple. Love is all around us, friends.

^^ A beautiful Virginia sunset.

^^ A beautiful Virginia sunset.

^^ Spin class at New York Sports Club. Invigorating!

^^ Spin class at New York Sports Club. Invigorating!

^^ Look how well-behaved all these animals are!

^^ Look how well-behaved all these animals are!

^^ The Metropolitan Museum of Art steps. Always gorgeous.

^^ The Metropolitan Museum of Art steps. Always gorgeous.

^^ Turtles at the Central Park Zoo.

^^ Turtles at the Central Park Zoo.

^^ If you know me, you'll know I'm a HUGE Lauren Graham fan. So her new book, with some Tasti D-Lite ice cream, is pretty much my idea of a fantastic Sunday afternoon.

^^ If you know me, you’ll know I’m a HUGE Lauren Graham fan. So her new book, with some Tasti D-Lite ice cream, is pretty much my idea of a fantastic Sunday afternoon.

^^ A Union Square statue with a peak-a-boo Empire State Building in the back.

^^ A Union Square statue with a peak-a-boo Empire State Building in the back.

^^ Trying on Warby Parker glasses to see which ones I should buy. Have you checked out the site? If you wear eye glasses you gotta -- it's fantastic!

^^ Trying on Warby Parker glasses to see which ones I should buy. Have you checked out the site? If you wear eye glasses you gotta — it’s fantastic!

^^ Sunset between a sail boat on our Hudson sailing adventure the other day.

^^ Sunset between a sail boat on our Hudson sailing adventure the other day.

^^ A classy tailgate before the Mets game this past weekend.

^^ A classy tailgate before the Mets game this past weekend.

^^ Citi Field offers gorgeous views of the city.

^^ Citi Field offers gorgeous views of the city.

^^ The game was awful, but the views were gorgeous! And Third Eye Blind held a short concert afterwards. Can you say flashback to the '90s?!

^^ The game was awful, but the views were gorgeous! And Third Eye Blind held a short concert afterwards. Can you say flashback to the ’90s?!

^^ Mr. Met

^^ Mr. Met

^^ A mom and baby horse at the Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery.

^^ A mom and baby horse at the Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery.

^^ FINALLY finished our photo wall this weekend when we picked up our friend wedding photo shot from my mom!

^^ FINALLY finished our photo wall this weekend when we picked up our friend wedding photo shot from my mom!

^^ This man, along with a couple others, were creating this amazing ad for Grand Theft Auto out of thin air. Pretty spectacular.

^^ This man, along with a couple others, were creating this amazing ad for Grand Theft Auto out of thin air. Pretty spectacular.

 

Anyway–here’s hoping I can get my magical Manhattan back … and ASAP!

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