Hi All! Sorry I’ve been so MIA, I had one crazy, busy weekend.
Saturday, I was so excited to have my family visit from New Jersey. My Teta came in with my parents to visit me in the city for the first time. She was so cute and brought me fall decorations and cookies she made!
For brunch, we once again went to The Pullman Kitchen. Clearly, I enjoy this place a little too much. Teta was very amused/confused by the fact that they served the drinks out of “jam jars”. If you ever get the chance to go, I highly recommend the “Apple a Day” sandwich. Brie+ Apples+ Honey Mustard= Nom.
Once my family left, I went to meet up with my friend Lauren, who had the genius idea of going to see the Statue of Liberty at sunset. The Staten Island Ferry is a free and great way to view the monument. Do your research, and if you board the ferry at the perfect time, it’s the most beautiful view.
After a people-filled Saturday, I found myself needing a few hours of “me time”. I honestly used to be so afraid to explore the city on my own, or even be alone for a period of more than 2 hours. But the older I get, the more I realize how important it is to take time to do something nice by yourself. I’ve learned that when I want to do something…well, I just need to get up and do it!
Today, I woke up at 12 (hallelujah) and walked down to Bryant Park to enjoy the beautiful weather. It was the best thing I could have done with my Sunday afternoon.
I love Bryant Park in a completely different way than Central Park. Central Park seems to transport you into another world, and feels like a huge maze you could easily lose yourself in. If it weren’t for the tips of sky scrapers peaking over the trees, you’d forget you were even in a city. But Bryant Park is a balance. You’re in a beautiful park, but city life seems to swirl around you. It’s relaxing and exciting at the same time.
I ended the day with my weekly trip to Whole Foods, a much needed manicure and pedicure, and watching Hocus Pocus. Halloween and Sarah Jessica Parker via 1993? I’ll take it!
Hope you all had great weekends too!