16 July 2013

take me there :: junior's

What do you do when someone comes to visit nyc and they haven't been here since 1953 {or another year in the 50's… I can't remember exactly, those are the details that I'm not so good at}? take them to junior's in times square… well really just take them anywhere because new york city is like a whole new world since then. and that's just what I did when my granddaddy came to visit. who wouldn't want a piece of classic ny cheesecake in ny? but then Granddaddy just ordered the pineapple coconut cake… that's ok though, it was just a yummy to me! And I can never pass up a good sundae {with a guinness on the side}. 

If you have visitors in town, take them and if you've never been, take my advice… just go. It's fun to be cheesy like a tourist. trust me.

{and if you are the tourist, live it up! I'm jealous.}

"to live is the rarest thing in the world. 
most people just exist."

{oscar wilde}

13 July 2013

that thing called blogging

As you can see, I disappeared again and then I kept thinking where do I start again? what do I post? But really it doesn't matter. Just start. The most important thing is to start. So here are a few instagram thoughts of what I've been up to lately. Are you loving summer? I am just so happy it's not cold anymore!

1 :: magic walks around the city
2 :: mets game with the girls
3 :: doughnut plant - yummers
4 :: fourth of july fireworks
5 :: dawes at terminal five

Here's to posting more often again and wishing that everyone is having a fabulous summer so far!

"we must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, 
so as to have the life that is waiting for us."

{joseph campbell}

26 March 2013

take me there :: swakop

Since I’ve been thinking about a year ago lately, I thought I would take you to where I was a year ago :: Swakopmund, Namibia. highly, highly recommend that if you ever get the chance to go, go. it’s this little seaside town that borders the desert with all kinds of random german influences. I laid out on the beach, sipped sundowners while watching the kite boarders in the sunset, went to the local museum, ate camembert and chutney on the patio, watched volleyball games from the picnic tables, sang karaoke with the locals, went four wheeling on the dunes, took springbok shots with the crew, at mexican food and pizza, went sand dune surfing, drank lots of cider, went shopping a lot and took so many pictures. there is so much to do in this little town. it’s simple and the perfect getaway. there were mostly south africans and europeans on vacation there and I would completely and totally go back in a heartbeat. everyone is so friendly and welcoming. I hope I do get to experience it all again one day.

"shining light from our own position may not illuminate 
or conquer the entire world 
but it can be a guiding friend to others in need."


24 March 2013

spring has not sprung

So not to sound like everyone else but to sound exactly like everyone else in nyc - when is spring going to get here? it snowed last week and the weekend before and they are saying still more potential snow this season. why oh why - aren't we all ready for summer or at least warmer days? yes, yes we are. sunshine really does make all the difference in the world and we are ready to get some. bring it spring - where are you, we are waiting with arms wide open to welcome you. spring brings the blooming of new ideas and I am ready. we need to shed the winter sweaters and shake off those blues. it's time to warm our bones and wear bikinis as we please. no more boots, no more socks - give me flip flops and short sleeve suits. the only place I want to feel cold, is in my office because you know that it's too hot outside, so they crank down the ac inside. and then I want to go bike riding on quiet roads along the water and sun tanning in central park. dust of those picnic baskets and get ready to find the city's best baguette - I know I am and I can't wait.

"I never want you to be anything but completely happy."


22 March 2013

a year ago today

I've been away so long, it seems. it feels so. a lot is happening. changes going on and coming up. and I've been looking back. thinking about how my last year that was. today a year ago I boarded a plane to africa for two months, with some exact plans but not at all planned. advice coming soon :: the things I'd do different and the things I'd keep the same. it was nice to travel solo but it would've been nicer to eventually meet up with someone I knew. someone that knew me. it's great meeting new people but by nature, I'm quiet and shy and somewhat of a homebody... I know, not what most people would think but it's true. maybe we have more in common than you think.  I appreciate my own space. so meeting so many new people, all the while searching for something within myself got a little tiring. I was ready for the unknown but with the familiar by my side. it totally makes sense to me. I love experiencing new things but not always with new people. but I know that's where we get stories and other adventures, so I embrace it. now I'm ready for adventures with people I know. people who know me.

{just a little jet lag on my face but so happy :: looking back, I can see how much I needed this change in my life}

Go Out Into This World and Be Something
Do Things That Make You Happy