Friday, November 8, 2013

A Different NYC.

It's amazing how a sporting event can bring people together, whether it's at a college football game or in a local sports bar. Everyone just becomes friends. Its the same way with a marathon. 

Last Sunday, we had the New York City Marathon. I had to work that day but went around the 18th mile mark to watch before I headed in. It was worth it to brace the cold and wind. 

It was so inspiring to see these runners accomplish something they had been working for for months. I wish I could do it, but if you have seen me run you understand that's a huge joke. 

But what was even more amazing was how New York City came together as a community. I know it has a lot to do with the marathon being cancelled last year and the tragedy in Boston, but it was something unfamiliar to this city but so amazing. 

Everyone on the sidelines {not sure if that's the proper marathon term} was chatting and cheering together for each others friends. They were sharing stories about their sons, daughters, dads, and moms who were running in the marathon. They were making new friends, and not over a phone or on Tinder. This isn't something you see on a normal day in NYC. Not that New Yorker's are rude, they just tend to stick with there close friends and that's that. 

My friend was on the subway when a runner got on and the whole train started cheering. Have you ever been on a NYC subway? That just doesn't happen. 

But last Sunday, you could feel it. New York was {is} a beautiful place full of happy people.

Editor's note: I also went to Central Park and took these pictures to go along with the spirit of New York City. Couldn't wait to share! 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Currently Obsessing: Red, Red Wine.

The past week has been extremely busy. Work, test, work, reading, work, homework... You get the picture. With all that, I still managed to get in a Halloween party, and a celebration in honor of the Red Sox. Which I can't even begin to explain how excited I am about that. 

But that's not what this post is about. 

It's about wine, well the color of wine.
Because I am OBSESSED with it! 

{Pretty much me with this color.}

I mean I actually got in trouble at work because I wonder off into the 11 {wonderful} floors of Bloomingdale's to feed my obsession. If it's wine colored, I want it. And some wine to go with it. 

I have this bad habit, where I get obsessed with a color and that is all I will buy. I've had the black, olive green, turquoise, and the {very long lasting} coral obsession. Half of my shirts are now coral....and I don't hate it. 

So here are some of my favorite wine colored "wants" and a great sangria recipe because, well, it just seemed fitting. 

{Coach Legacy Haley Satchel}

{YSL Lipstick}
{The Sutton shoe from Shoe Mint}

 {Current/Elliot Skinny Corduroy Pants}

{Sangria from LouLou Sucre...just because}

What are you obsessing over this Fall??


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Banksy {and me} in New York.

Hello lovely blog world. If any of you follow the art world, then you may know who Banksy is. I had seen pictures of his work in the past, but I didn't know what he was all about until the past few weeks. How did I learn you ask?! Banksy is in New York City gracing us with his lovely works of art. Very cool. 

Apparently the only people who don't find this cool, is the NYPD. They are after him. So now Banksy is getting even more creative. He sat up a table in Central Park and sold his paintings for $60. Yes, $60. I almost cried when I found out I missed out on this. But this past weekend, I got the full Banksy NYC experience. He had an outdoor gallery featuring two paintings open Friday-Sunday. I happened to check out his website to find out about it, so Saturday after brunch we checked it out. 

Saturday was such a great day. After seeing the Banksy exhibit, we checked out a cute wine and cheese bar and then headed over to the Chelsea Market. I had a delicious strawberry, banana and Nutella crepe. I tried to snap a picture but turns out crepes aren't that photogenic. 

I also picked up a awesome, Hunger Games inspired ring. I love going to Chelsea Market. Such great things to try and cute little trinkets to pick up. It's a must see if you are visiting NYC. 

Another weekend event was introducing Arielle to the Southern goodness that is Bread Pudding. We ate at a cute restaurant in Brooklyn's Park Slope called Sidecar. The Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Bread Pudding were to die for. Luckily, it is right around the corner from Arielle's apartment so I will be going back. 

{Decisions, Decisions.}

{The delciousness of Sidecar.}

{Bread Pudding=Heaven.}

{Waiting to see Banksy.}

{...more waiting.}

{ Banksy pieces inspired by the Occupy movement.}

{Banksy just couldn't resist the blank brick.}

{ Awkward selfie. I obvi don't know what to do with my hands.}

{Make a serious face...?}

{Sunglasses on.}

{Sunglasses off.}

{Contributing to the Wish Tree.}


{What's your wish?}

{Ending the weekend at Chelsea Market.}

How was y'alls weekend? 


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

No Sleep 'til Brooklyn.

I love when you have a really great night when your expectations were low or you thought it was going to be just another normal night. Well, that happened to me on Friday.

A friend I worked with back in Arkansas was visiting NYC, and invited me to come watch her DJ play at a warehouse club in Brooklyn. Not going to lie, Brooklyn scares me. I just don't think I'm "hipster" enough to be hanging out in Williamsburg. But Friday, I felt pretty hip.

We got to the club and somehow cheated the line {didn't expect a line either} and walked into a pretty intense Moroccan music set. Not my normal style but I can dig it.

I assumed the rest of the show was going to have this same trance-y, Moroccan feel. Boy, was I wrong. Next walked out a petite girl dressed in leather sweatpants and six inch pumps...and did she drop the beat? Yes. She starts rapping, and the girl has got some rap game. Being from the "dirty" south I can appreciate rap.

Even though I had class at 9AM the next morning, we stayed out dancing 'til about 3:30AM. Then we scoped out a crowded little pizza joint and found a stoop to enjoy our slice. Turns out people are very friendly at 3:30AM when they are searching for food. We made some friends but I finally had to call it quits so I could go home and get {some} sleep.

{Bright Lights, Big Cities.}

{Joining Amanda Blank.}

{Eden crashing the stage.}

{Our friendly pizza guy.}

{Waiting on a slice.}

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Going to Queens, Don't Wanna Hear About It.

Now that I finally have my walls decorated and a nice comfy couch to write up a blog post on, I guess it's time to show y'all my new apartment. I said farewell to my box apartment in East Village back in May and moved to Astoria, Queens. 

I mean, y'all, I have a real living room and kitchen. The kitchen has its own door. What?! That's just gold compared to my old apartment. I love it. It feels much more like a home and less like a dorm room. And to top it off it's all mine!

I know have to stay away from the "Home Decor" section of Pinterest because I want to redecorate about every other day. I went for the Country/Boho/Vintage/Chic theme. Yes, that is a thing. Although I may have created it while decorating. 

Enough about that, here are a few pictures of the new crib. Unfortunately, there are none of my bedroom. I'll have to save that for later, for two reasons. One being that the light in my room has been out for almost a month because I can't reach the light to change the bulb. And second, my closet once again threw up everything inside. I gotta get that under control. ya go!

{Yay! Space to cook.}

{No more eating on the floor.}

{A little wall decor to bring me back down thought.}

{The perfect couch and chair to cozy up and watch some Law & Order: SVU.}

{The Infamous Kitchen Door. I love it.}