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Does wintertime stir up your wanderlust? This time of year, when the gray and gloom drive everyone inside and the holidays are settling into memory, I always start to feel an itch to go somewhere. Anywhere but here, as they say.
For the first time in a long time we don’t have any weddings scheduled for this year and someone is nearly done with his graduate studies, so we are excited to be able to use our vacation time however we’d like. Some of the travel ideas we are considering include:
Even with all these adventures on the horizon, part of me wants to go somewhere right now. Anywhere. Our next scheduled trip is a short weekend visit to NYC in February and it can’t come soon enough.
Where are you going next?
Posted on December 11, 2014
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While we usually make it up to New York City a few times a year, I realized on my last visit that I hadn’t been to Central Park since I was a teenager. This visit, in the hours between lunch with a friend in Brooklyn and dinner with other friends in Harlem, we found ourselves in the Park, walking around for hours, listening to opera singers perform in the echoing Bethesda Arcade, and enjoying the last of the fall colors and the crisp weather.
Posted on December 5, 2014
Now that we’re truly in the Christmas season, I’m starting to get the itch to decorate the apartment, bake some goodies, and get a move on sending out Christmas cards. We have a bunch of Christmas parties coming up next week, so I’m hoping to pick up some pine boughs, a wreath, and maybe a tiny tree to deck our halls this weekend.
Hope you have a great weekend!
Here are a few links to some awesome art and photography projects to get you through your Friday.
Photo from Central Park, New York City. November 2014.
Posted on December 4, 2014
Posted on November 14, 2014
Winter has been moving in this week, which can be so hard after the loveliness of summer and fall. This year I’m trying to find ways to appreciate the colder season, instead of being taken over by the winter blues like last year. I’m planning to cozy up inside with warm blankets, a steaming mug of tea, and maybe make a dent in my Netflix queue. There’s an entire series of House Hunters International with my name written all over it.
Hope you have a great weekend!
Here are a few links to some great art and photography projects to get you through your Friday.
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Posted on December 12, 2013
New York City is a dazzling place any time of year, but around the holidays the city seems to have a little extra magic. From department store windows to ice skaters in Bryant Park, to the smell of roasting chestnuts and Rockefeller Center, spending a few hours walking up and down 5th Avenue was a great way to get into the spirit of the season.
Posted on December 6, 2013
Nelson Mandela’s passing yesterday has been on my mind. A few years ago, I spent several months interning at the University of Fort Hare in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, which was Mandela’s alma mater and the oldest historically black university in southern Africa. It was one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life, and the news coverage has drudged up a lot of memories.
So in addition to a few photos from the week, here’s my favorite photo from the Eastern Cape and another of some comic books I picked up while I was there. These were distributed for free to young children all over South Africa to teach them about Nelson Mandela’s legacy since, in their short lives, apartheid was a thing of the past. I think I’ll spend a little time this weekend rereading them.
Posted on December 4, 2013
This past Friday, the Mister and I decided to spend a lazy day together in New York City. Typically when we visit, we race around Manhattan and Brooklyn, trying to catch up with friends and maybe visit an art exhibit or two. This time, apart from a cocktail party later in the evening, we had no real plans and decided to wander around the city and just do whatever we felt like doing in the moment.
During the day, we wandered around midtown, did a little shopping, and bought fried pickles and steamed buns at Bryant Park. We watched ice skaters, admired art deco tree guards, and ducked into a little cafe to share coffee and a bagel when we needed to warm up a bit. As the sun went down, we popped into a whiskey bar across from Central Park and flirted with each other until it was time to catch a train down to the West Village, where we had made last minute dinner reservations.
After dinner, we decided to walk to the party in the East Village, and it was lovely to wander among the little neighborhoods, pop into tiny wine stores, and just enjoy the city and each other on a quiet day.
Posted on November 29, 2013
Today we’re planning to head into New York City to do a little shopping and enjoy the start of Christmas season. I’ve been to NYC many times, but never around Christmas, so I’m super excited. Hope you have a great weekend!
Posted on October 3, 2013
This past spring, I found myself in the city a couple of times for work and a bridal shower. We have so many friends that live all over Manhattan and Brooklyn that it can be a challenge hopscotching across town to see them when we visit. One chilly but sunny day, just before we headed home, the Mister had brunch with his brother, while I met up with friends to pick up something warm to drink at Blue Bottle Coffee and then walk along the High Line. It was the perfect way to catch up, stretch our legs, and enjoy the first days of spring.