Of the moment // 8.15.14

August 15, 2014 in Of the Moment

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my stories, my photos, the ups and downs of travel. But sometimes, I also just want to remember and share the little things that brought me day-to-day joy. Every Friday, I’ll give you a peek into the book I currently can’t put down, a great restaurant discovery, a fun new product or an inspiring quote: a few things that I think you might enjoy before we all take off into the glory that is the weekend!

Giraffe mosaic in Midtown New York City

Last night, my boyfriend and I went on a date to Comedy Cellar: he’s a big fan of live comedy, and I’m always up for a fun date night. One of the coolest thing about Comedy Cellar is that there’s often a surprise guest, and it’s usually a massive name in comedy–they’ll pop in if they have a larger gig in town, or if they want to try out new material. Before the show started last night, I asked my boyfriend whom he would be most excited to see: his answer was Louis C.K. Lo and behold, guess who the surprise guest was? Louis C.K.! I’d actually already seen him live (and we spotted him at an Upper West Side bar a few weeks ago), but it was really cool to see the comedic process: he was jotting down notes as the show went on about what worked and what to work on. Now I just can’t wait to see his “final” show to know what jokes made it off the chopping block!

Prospect Lake in the Berkshires, Mass.

Take Me Back

You all know how much I love the Berkshires: I’m already contemplating a weekend getaway in October to see the fall foliage. But summer’s not quite over yet, and I contributed a piece to Passion Passport on Summer Escapes in the Berkshires. It has a few more helpful tips and tricks, including my can’t-miss stop for a roadside cheeseburger and cherry dip soft serve!

Wanderlust

I reorganized my Pinterest boards this week: specifically, my Fixed Life Envy and my Wanderlust boards are now segmented into Eating Spaces/Living Spaces/Working Spaces etc. and by Asia/Europe/North America/etc. First of all: please follow me on Pinterest! Second of all, I realized that about 95% of my wanderlust pins were from Greece. It’s officially on the list for a must-go in 2015.

Jimmy at the James Rooftop Pool in SoHo, New York CityJimmy at the James Rooftop Pool in SoHo, New York CityJimmy at the James Rooftop Pool in SoHo, New York City

Fixed Life Envy: Outdoor Spaces

One of my boyfriend’s friends was staying at the James Hotel in SoHo this weekend, and so kindly invited us up to its rooftop pool. Truth: there is nothing more coveted in New York City than outdoor space, and access to a rooftop pool is practically an urban myth: this New York Times slideshow of Manhattan’s Secret Pools and Gardens is one of my favorite things to drool over! We ended up spending most of Saturday and Sunday soaking up as much sunshine as possible while relaxing in the pool, and it was GLORIOUS.

Spread Love It's the Brooklyn Way mural in Williamsburg

Streets

Spotted this ode to Biggie on the side of a local bodega, and just couldn’t get enough of it. Love this borough!

Lovely Bridal in Tribeca, New York City

Looks

Eek! I went with my newly engaged friend Kate to try on wedding dresses at Lovely Bride, which I can now vouch absolutely is the sweetest shop for bridal gowns. Kate is ultra-organized and knows what looks good on her, which makes these sort of processes a million times less painful–and it was actually super fun to see all of the gorgeous dresses. The total bonus was the space itself: we had this fantastic nook with a comfy lilac couch and sparkly changing room, and at the back of the shop, there is an atrium with the best natural light in Manhattan.

Staple Street skybridge in Tribeca, New York City

New York City

Staple Street in Tribeca is without a doubt one of my favorite streets in Manhattan, and it’s all because of that awesome skybridge. I have always referred to those things as “the-street-walking-over-things” until I spotted this ScoutingNY post of the last remaining skybridges in New York City. Now I know the proper word for them AND I have about a million more I want to find and photograph.

Words

“When I say be creative, I don’t mean you should all go and become great painters and great poets. I simply mean let your life be a painting, let your life be a poem.” -Osho

What are you up to this weekend? This weekend, we’re heading to Boston to visit friends: a Red Sox game and Modern Pastry cannolis are absolutely on the agenda.

  • Dana

    As I start my second year teaching in France, I don’t have much money, but I hope to save for a trip at the end and Greece is number 1 on the list as well!

  • Louis C.K. was in Atlanta last Sunday! He’s one of my favorite comedians. It was so fun to watch him for the third time live.

    Greece sounds epic. I’m thinking I need to head to Scandinavia again in 2015. Possibly Denmark and maybeeeee back to Norway. I just love it so.
    This time of the year the weather in Boston is so magical. Have fun!

  • Melissa

    Mmm, Greece. So beautiful! Nafplio was a little day trip on the Peloponnese and was one of my favorites. Sweet views and cute little promenade area. We didn’t eat there, as it was a short trip but I’m sure the food was good. Everything I ate there was amazing the whole trip and I’m a tough greek to please, since Yiayia’s food has always been the best :) http://www.visitgreece.gr/en/main_cities/nafplio

  • camorose

    Yesss you’re so much closer than I am! Fingers crossed I can make it happen in 2015!

  • camorose

    Yesss so many more places I want to explore in Scandinavia–Copenhagen is top of the list!

  • camorose

    Ahhhh all I want to do is eat Greek food all day–you’ll probably have to roll me back from a vacation there!

  • Caity Taylor

    love this so much. i live in Brooklyn, where is the bodega with the “spread love, its the brooklyn way” mural?

  • camorose

    It’s on N 8th & Bedford in Williamsburg!

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