Goooood morning and HAPPY MONDAY! Thought I’d bring a little sunshine to an otherwise rainy day in many parts of the country . I also considered writing a post on 10 reasons to LUV the rain…but then I read Ali’s post about how everyone talks about the weather, and I definitely agreed. So I’m going to focus on what usually brings a smile to my face any Monday, rain or shine: Sunday brunches with my brother and his fiance. Let me tell you a little bit about this tradition…
The Yin and Yang
My brother and I are complete opposites: I am high-stress, he is laid back; I do not understand the concept of “happy medium” and he believes in living a balanced life; I am good at writing and he is good at math; I enjoy Reddi Whip and I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter spray and he prefers to eat clean and avoid any processed foods; He likes to dine at eclectic and upscale restaurants, while I still maintain that Chili’s is my favorite restaurant of all time; he has dimples, I have rosy cheeks; he is well-skilled at delivering one line jokes that make a crowd laugh while I generally deliver one-liners that make only me laugh; he likes to fly by the seat of his pants while I become noticeably nervous without a plan….you get the idea. Continue reading
My life is JUST like this television show, seriously
I don’t know about other NYC women, but I definitely enjoy shows like Gossip Girl and Sex and the City infinitely more now that I live here. There is something extremely gratifying about seeing Nate kiss Serena in the exact same park I run in every day. Or watching Carrie run in her 6-inch heels down the same street I live. Plus these shows make my little city seem so glamorous. The extravagant brunches, the unbelievable shopping, the chique clubs, can you believe the fabulousness of it all? Well, you may be just shocked to find out that I rarely frequent these “exclusive” venues. Indeed, while some savvy New Yorkers are downing mimosas at an over-priced brunch, I’m finishing a long run and experimenting with Wacky Food Combos. But with company in town from Nebraska, we decided to pretend for a little bit
First up: brunch at the Plaza… Continue reading
When I have guests here in NYC, it is very important for me to show them a good time (and prepare my apartment). After all, this IS the greatest city in the world, so it is my job to make sure they experience it. It is a lot of pressure. I don’t want to let my great city down
First off, on Friday we went out to dinner in the West Village. We decided we’d just wander around until we found a good place. Unfortunately, while not planning dinner can sometimes lead to some hidden gems, it can also lead to some misses….