Last week (and both of the weekends surrounding it) was crazy busy with an activity every single night. This week, I decided things needed to calm down a bit. A more relaxed week is appropriate since the Yom Kippur holiday was yesterday. I took some much needed time to reflect and suggest you do the same, regardless of religion.
I was so happy about my hair that I had to take a selfie at a recent wedding…even though it’s not a good shot of the hairstyle and the background is a hotel room. It’s the best I could do! Since I wasn’t heading to CT for the wedding until day-of I went to the salon right next to my apartment for a lil ‘do. I’m always wary about new salons, but Danielle loves their blowouts. The best part is the price. A regular blowout is just $25. That sure beats the $45 blowout at Drybar! A full updo is more like $60 (again, way better than $80 at Drybar) but my style was significantly less. I asked for a single fishtail braid with some teasing at the crown and it came to $42 with tax. It was exactly what I wanted and cheap enough that it didn’t feel like too much of a splurge.
Matt and Karina suggested a simple tashlich ceremony before dinner at their place to celebrate Rosh Hashanah. For this ritual, you simply throw bread into a body of water to wash away your sins and start the New Year with a clean slate. The sunset view from Astoria Park was gorgeous.
As I mentioned, I had something every night last week (who am I?!). One of those events was a St. Paul and the Broken Bones concert at Webster Hall. I highly recommend listening to these guys if you don’t already. I don’t know that wild Tuesday nights can become a regular thing, but it was fun to see some live music mid-week.