Mornings Out: Central Park

October 17, 2016 § 1 Comment

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Mornings Out: Elizabeth Street Garden

June 4, 2016 § Leave a comment

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If you’re looking for ways to spend a morning in the city, consider visiting the Elizabeth Street Garden tucked in Nolita. It is the perfect oasis between shopping and brunching.  Bring a blanket and spend an hour reading (conveniently located near McNally Johnson, if you’re empty handed) underneath a trees or quickly stroll through the .46 acres of green space if you’re pressed for time.

New York City parks and gardens are magical in the summer, but it’s little ones like these that make turning a corner on a crowded neighborhood incredibly rewarding.

The garden offers various events throughout the week and weekend, which you can read about here.  Unfortunately, housing construction plans are a threat, but by signing this letter and spreading the news you can make a difference.

What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday morning? Any favorite parks? Let me know.

Now get out there! It’s summer.

Two Hands

April 8, 2016 § Leave a comment

Some brunch inspiration for this weekend: Two Hands!  I’ve been wanting to try the  popular spot since I moved here, and I finally went last Saturday.

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 Two Hands is an Australian breakfast joint (I can count the number of times I’ve used the term ‘breakfast joint. Just once, just now.) known for its charming ambiance (clouds !!!! adorable little hanging clouds!!!) and healthy menu (fresh juices, superfood bowls, avo toast).

Last weekend had a bit of bizarre weather- cloudy, rainy mornings, heavy wind mixed with sunshine,  freezing temps overnight. Aka everything to make my Spring Post look like a cruel April Fools joke…. Brunching here was the perfect choice for an instant boost of cheer.  So colorful and bright. *Scours Pinterest for an illuminating cloud DIY tutorial.*

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^^^ Two Ashleys. ❤

 

Spring Things

April 1, 2016 § 2 Comments

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Everyone always says time moves quickly, but am I wrong for thinking 2016 is moving very, very, verrrrrryyyy quickly? April? Today? Already? Busyness aside, there’s something MAGICAL about the seasons changing.  Every few months I’m convinced the approaching one is by far my favorite, and right now it’s seriously easy to consider Spring time in NYC as being number one. Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset

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Processed with VSCOcam with a6 presetCome on?! Couldn’t you just sit underneath those blooms forever?

A few things on my April to-do list: 1. The Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Gardens, 2. Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty exhibition at MoMa, 3. Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival 

What are you looking forward to most about Spring in the city? Food recommendations with outdoor seating very much encouraged.

 

2015

December 31, 2015 § Leave a comment

What a beautiful, strange, and memorable year this was. Thanks all for continuing to make this life special. My favorite moments, photographed:

 

Can’t wait to meet you, 2016!

Boating On The Lake

October 23, 2015 § Leave a comment

New York is so lovely this time of year! My mom came for a quick visit earlier this month and we crossed the Central Park Rowboats off our NYC bucket list. Sometimes I think the rowers on the pond look miserable out there, but we had a blast. The boats are available until November… so hurry to it if you’re into that.

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Labor Day Weekend

September 9, 2015 § Leave a comment

Long weekends tend to halt any and all productivity I seem to be orbiting. It is the last hoorah for the hot weather. I’ve spoken with a handful of coworkers and friends and family asking them what they did. Mostly it involved drinks or food or being outdoors but in some cases, working. Ouch.

I spent my morning eating an everything bagel with my traveling bf. JK, but Danny did come to visit! Maybe I didn’t need a three day weekend to signify the seasons changing, a school year starting, and the routine of life changing in a span of several weeks….but it gave me a little room to catch up with those changes….and sometimes that takes work. *Brushes off hands*

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