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!
Welp, we’re officially in Q4: the time when everyone comes back from summer vacation and realizes they have budget that needs to be spent this year and decides to get moving on a million urgent initiatives. Things have picked up on a few projects at work, my inbox has welcomed a few awesome opportunities, and there have been events every night: needless to say, I’m running a little ragged. But! It’s all really good stuff, and I’m excited about all the things to come–but I need to figure out how to work a few more yoga classes and a little more sleep into the mix.
I joked about the Everlane #everydayuniform on Twitter the other day, and then I realized: I actually have worn Everlane every day this week. Between the black cashmere cardigan (I splurged on it last week!) and the gray marled crew sweatshirt (and the tees, and the silk collared shirts): my fall/winter layers are set. Mixing and matching the neutrals just makes mornings so easy–and/or just wearing all black, all the time also works.
New York City
Pro-tip for the best place to take a photo of the Chrysler Building: the Tudor City Overpass. If you head east on 42nd Street at Second Avenue and head toward the East River, you’ll pass a set of brick staircases. Head up these steps to the Instagram-famed Tudor City Overpass: it’s totally free, and it’s right in the middle of a peaceful park setting. I especially love it in the morning when the light is reflecting off the Chrysler Building and there isn’t much traffic, but it’s a lovely place for a city sunset as well.
I was actually surprised at how much I enjoyed Local Girls: it’s set in modern day, around a group of 19-year-old girls in small town Florida. It was quite a departure from my regular historical fiction reads, but the story was quite layered–I had a hard time putting it down near the end.
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” -Albert Camus
This weekend, I’m off to Wilderness Field Notes! Looking forward to a foliage-filled and disconnected weekend with friends in the Adirondacks.