It’s the holidays? Again?

Anyone else as flabbergasted befuddled appalled that it’s already December? Somehow the summer swam by in three seconds and then fall flew in and out (without me consuming nearly enough pumpkin-spiced things) just like that.

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Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of this time of year, even when things get nutty. (P.S. Remember these maple chipotle guys from last year? Made them again, this time for Thanksgiving. The verdict: They’re still inconceivably addictive. Get the recipe here at your own risk.)

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I mostly love it because my need to be cozy wins during wintertime, when my affinity for sweatpants skyrockets and my social calendar subsequently gets a slim-down. Needless to say, I’m nowhere near as on-the-move as this Power Ranger that passed me by during the Thanksgiving Day Parade a few weeks back…

That said, I sometimes leave my bed to do things.

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Among those things, a visit to the illuminated New Museum and its rooftop…

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An early a.m. work event at The Gramercy Park Hotel…

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A granola-baking extravaganza…

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And quality refuels (or should I say refills?) always.

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What are you getting into as the festivities ahead get closer?

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I’d love to hear!

NYsee

As per yooj, my love affair with NYC continues. Here are some of my recent stops throughout the city.

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Upper West Side.

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Central Park.

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The World Trade Center.

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Upper Manhattan.

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Washington Square Park.

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Williamsburg.

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Lower Manhattan.

Check back soon to see more of the places I pass through.

Summer Wrap Up

Last time I posted about the summer’s goings-ons, it was late June and the warm days ahead seemed abundant. Now, at the start of September, magical summer nights seem to be dwindling and talk of autumn is slowly creeping up. Fall is certainly feeling close by, if not because the sun setting earlier, then definitely because pumpkin-flavored recipes are already cropping up on my Instagram feed…

Before it’s too late, I’m looking back at some of my favorite moments from the past few months. Scroll with me?

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Pictured: side dishes from a summer dinner eaten — where else? — outdoors.

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A from-where-I-stand moment. As seen from a terrace with a terrific view on the Upper East Side.

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A Sunday well spent at Aurora, in Williamsburg. Special thanks to this Aperol spritz.

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An early morning scene, captured pre-Pilates class.

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The envy-inducing interior at Indochine. Why can’t my apartment look like this?

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A mid-week ladies night at Tacombi.

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Taken on an evening walk in the ‘hood.

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Summer essentials. That’s all.

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TFW you are the only people at the beach. Sorta kinda magical.

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An early, rainy morning in Chinatown.

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Dusk enveloping a beach club in Long Island, seemingly frozen in time.

Until next time, summer. For now, I’ll happily fall into autumn.

Life Lately (25).

I can’t really believe how bad I’ve been about posting. I guess real life (or something like it) gets in the way sometimes. Alas, here are some of my moments lately.

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A trip to Rockaway for a sunset stand up paddle boarding lesson was all kinds of new to me. An empty, clean beach? In Queens? Surfboards? What is happening here?

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I quickly ditched the queries for this refuel. All the goodies at Rockaway Beach Surf Club, a must must must try if you’re in NYC–and willing to make the lengthy trip. Expect stellar tacos, watermelon margs, and the coolest clientele you could ever imagine.

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Shot from the window of a 7am pilates class at my favorite studio that overlooks a corner of Union Square.

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A little bit of the Greek islands in NYC, thanks to Souvlaki GR.

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A quiet corner doused in natural light. As seen at a work event I attended at Hotel Eventi.

Check back soon for more of my Life Lately!

Summer in Full Swing.

Summer is starting to feel like it’s in full effect around here and I couldn’t be happier. Unfortunately my follow-through to post on here has suffered because of it. Nevertheless, I’m back after an unusually long respite for me (13 whole days). Here are some of my favorite summer scenes so far.

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A recent evening spent at Rockaway Beach for a work event made me feel like I was California Dreamin’ a little bit. More pics to come soon — because the night deserves more than just a minor mention — but spoiler alert I SUP’ed (aka stand up paddle board-ed), then sipped on watermelon margs. ‘Twas magical.

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An oh-so appropriate meal for when you have Monday off: lobsta rolls enjoyed al fresco on Memorial Day Weekend.

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A.M. walks along the Hudson River are my thing. This one made me feel like I was by the bay, rather than the West Side Highway.

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Tom Collins-ing my way through a Saturday evening outdoors.

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My mother saw this photo and asked me where in Europe it was taken. I told her it was about 15 blocks from where we live in NYC. You learn something new every day.

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I was so taken with these radishes that I somehow dropped 40$ on the street while I paid for them. By the time I realized and returned to the stand, the cash was gone. It was a really sad day. The end.

Thanks for the memories May // June. More summer moments to come soon.