Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Memorial Day Weekend at the Beach

My last Bean Box has arrived, and I haven't even finished the box that came before. This weekend I was excited to brew up coffee beans from the older box. My family and friends enjoyed trying the Bean Box coffee. My sister confessed she was going to buy me a subscription for my birthday in July, and now she would have to figure out something else. I was like, well, I actually have a coupon and am completely ok with more beans from Bean Box. Haha

While I was preparing the coffee my mom and friend, Henry were working hard on the Sunday advanced seduko puzzle in the New York Times. The puzzle had so many scribblings and eraser marks that they had to recreate the puzzle on a separate sheet of paper. I love seduko and was like I have to crack this puzzle (before they do), and so I copied it onto my own sheet of paper and started going at it. After two hours of working on the puzzle I'm not sure if they actually cracked it. I ended up stopping so I could get ready for the day. We were going sailing!

We all grabbed a pair of tevas, made lemonade and sandwiches, and packed up for sailing on the bay. As it turned out, the fog was so thick on the bay that we couldn't go sailing. Instead we took a walk on the dock and caught up with friends. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Daily Grind: Sweetleaf, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

The Sweetleaf location in Williamsburg is conveniently located a few blocks from the L train subway stop, and it just a block from the water.  Going here is perfect for warm spring/summer/fall days.  When the Brooklyn Flea Market is open it's just a block away from this store front.  As always, my go to drink at Sweetleaf is a Rocketfuel.  It's just so unique and yummy.  I think it's nice to order a specialty drink from a coffee shop when they have one. 

I met up a friend at this skate park, which was transformed into an outdoor theater for screaning E.T.  Love that movie!  The blue sky and grey colors are so dreamy here.  Looking forward to summer nights watching movies outdoors this summer.

Friday, April 1, 2016


Today is the first day of April in the year of 2016 and I am so excited this day is here.  Over the last two months I have been super busy.  To be honest it's been a bit crazy, and I'm looking forward to some downtime this April.  I've decided that posting every single day in 2016 is not what I want to be doing with my blog.  My initial idea of positing everyday was great.  I set that goal with the objective that I would be doing something creative everyday and producing something meaningful for myself.  As it turns out, posting everyday is not meaningful, because I do not have enough time to be thoughtful with my posts.  I'm just throwing them up there.  I'm really excited about what I'm posting but at the end of the day don't have the energy to say why I'm excited.  So, things are changing.  I will be posting less, but better quality posts.  Can't wait for what the spring will bring!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

NYC: Wave Hill

Last spring my friends and I went to Wave Hill to see their light show.  We had seen it on Gilt City and thought it sounded fun.  We took the subway up to the last stop on the one train, then waited for the free shuttle to Wave Hill.  The shuttle and event was very popular.  We had to wait for a second shuttle before going over to Wave Hill, because the first one filled up.  The 50-60 min commute up to Wave Hill was worth it!  The grounds are absolutely stunning.  It was a beautiful clear night with warm weather.  We walked the grounds and gardens before dark, then headed over to the Aquatic Garden to watch the light art installation as it became darker outside. After the light show we headed over to the main how, and had a beer on the porch while chatting and watching the sunset.  I've been dreaming of going back ever since.  So beautiful!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

MoMA: A Strange New Beauty

I love attending member events at MoMA.  They are always a good time.  Recently, I went to see the new Edgar Degas, A Strange New Beauty exhibit with a friend.  We arrived around 7:00 and decided to walk though the exhibit before it was too crowded. 

Here you can see MoMA gearing up for the anticipated lines into the exhibit.

In different rooms of the exhibit there were magnifiers for getting a closer look at the artist's brush strokes.  They were fun to use.  I thought it was a nice interactive element to the exhibit.

Love the blue-green color is the painting below.  Degas' classic ballerina paintings were gorgeous. 

The first floor of the museum was setup so that visitors could enjoy a drink and chat before/after seeing the exhibit, and that's exactly what we did!  It was great, because we had a lot of talking to do for planning our upcoming trip to Las Vegas for another friend's bachelorette party.