I honestly thought it was Thursday all day on Tuesday. Sadly mistaken when I looked at my calendar and realized that I had only been at it a day and a half for the week. To be honest, I love these kinds of weeks though. The hustle and bustle can definitely be amazing, reminds me why I live in the city!
I renewed my lease for another year and I recently celebrated my second year anniversary of moving here, but I don't think the city will be a "forever" home for me. I thought for sure when I moved here it would be... but who knows. I kind of like the fact that I can kind of go wherever! That doesn't mean that I'm not beyond grateful for the things I can experience here... in fact, I feel like it makes me more appreciative because I don't know how many more falls or winters or springs or summers I'll have.
And this city really is pretty magical. As annoying, frustrating, and disgusting it can be, it's the magic that really makes it special. (The people, the opportunities, the hustle and the bustle.)
Some of the things I've been up to this week:
I mean, this face. Teddy's almost one and I can't believe it. He's growing up so fast and developing a funnier and funnier personality every day. He was super cute as a puppy, but I have to say... it's a lot more enjoyable to have a trained dog! (And he now sleeps until 7, which is so nice on the weekends.)
A Saturday morning treat: breakfast by myself. Maison Kayser is just down the street from my apartment and it's the best atmosphere, especially if you get there before the brunch crowd. Definitely the best way to kick off the weekend.
Amy and I hadn't seen each other in ages so we planned a fun little adventure on Sunday. An old-fashioned soda fountain shop opened up in the West Village called Hamilton's. It's incredibly cute. Perfect spot for (coffee) milkshakes and French fries and lots of catching up.
^^ Definition of magic in the city.
Major highlight on Monday? Going to a screening of If I Stay. Chloe Grace Moretz, Jamie Blackley, and Gayle Forman (the author!) were all there. I read the book in preparation and really loved it; the movie did not disappoint. Warning: bring tissues.
A fun video interview and quick photo session (think sequins and leopard!) on Tuesday morning with BSmartGuide.com... Can't wait to share!
... and then one of my life dreams came true. I went to the Martha Stewart office. I wish my mom had been with me because I think she would have died. It is everything. An entire room of props... any and everything you can think of times 39829. Plus, it was just an incredible office space. I couldn't believe how many employees there were and everyone's desk was exactly what you'd imagine for Martha Stewart employees. I was there for a photoshoot for the Martha Stewart line of pet products for Petsmart. It was like walking into a snow globe with puppies!!!!!!! Too much fun.
And then I wrapped up the day with oysters and drinks with Katie from Three Jane. I featured her amazing map necklaces on my blog a long time ago, but we had never officially met. She's so sweet and we really enjoyed Grand Banks– an oyster bar on a sail boat. So perfect.
Phew! See what I mean about thinking it was Thursday?! How has your week been going?