I’ve got a good bit of life to share, so let’s jump right in. A few weeks ago I got to go to NYC for the first real time since CovidAttack. I did spend one night there – Memorial Day 2020 – and it was quite apocalyptic, but this was my first legit visit, and I packed in some big city situations.
Foremost, the absolute best thing that happened was upon getting out of the cab on our block, I was greeted with a familiar face of times past: The Bean. Hands down the best thing going on our corner, the Bean is a big ole bright coffee shop, huge glass windows on both sides, serving great coffee, bagels, smoothies and sweet treats. Tad and I spent tons of time there – we’d pop down first thing in the am for coffee, finish up there with cupcake nightcap, grab a smoothie after a long walk, and basically use it as an annex of our tiny studio apartment. Flash forward to like Jan. 2020 it disappeared. Just came downstairs on am and it was empty, and shuttered. WTF. The neighborhood wept. It was such a loss – a real game-changer for the vibe. We barely accepted this new reality, then Covs, sad sad sad. UNTIL, I hop out of my taxi last month, glance up and it’s totally back! The silver lining of a much-too-long NYC hiatus. The Bean is back.
So, rejoice in that, and here’s some Life Lately, NY-Edition
Add in my fave sneaks right now – these Cheetah Air Force 1, atop a new fave rug
A few snaps from our sweet lil apartment. Oh how I missed her.
Yes mam she is. Mostly
Did a fun cocktail hour at Jordan’s place before headed out for dinner. She always nails an oyster moment, and a plaid tablecloth moment.
Dinner was at Catch Steakhouse, which felt straight outta a Sex in the City episode. All the young people doing all the things. It was super-fun.
We all know that NYC is August is bonkers-hot, so this was best I could do for workdays. These Leith pants (bought at Nordstrom years ago) are a city-staple, and a t-shirt did the trick because you’d be drenched and have to change every few hours anyway.
I think the best thing I did was take myself on a date to Ko, which is right around the corner from us, and I got so lucky to score a seat at the bar. I did the tasting menu, which included the infamous Ko egg, shown here with a serving of oh-so-tiny tater chips + caviar. Nom, I say.
It was nice to do a little window/inside shopping. God, I can’t remember the last time I visited a brick & mortar store. Clic was a happy spot, with all the colors and such cool art.
and finally, the lights just right here. Can’t wait to get back soon!