This is the first week that felt truly normal since returning from our honeymoon. I’ve gotten back to a normal workout routine that combines regular gym-going with one fun specialty class (vs. two weeks of a packed 305 Fitness schedule thanks to a flash sale). I’ve also found my groove of cooking again after a lot of eating out. Last weekend was incredibly slow, which felt strange, but I really think it helped get me back on track. This weekend, I hope to incorporate a few more activities, especially since my beau has been traveling for business for half the week – it’ll be fun to hang out with him! I’m most excited for a movie in the park we have planned for tomorrow night. I hope everyone is gearing up for a great weekend!
We are currently in the middle of the awful chore that is finding a new apartment in New York. Nothing has been perfect, and it has been extremely frustrating and discouraging. Last weekend I absolutely fell in love with a place that checked every single box – and then some. Unfortunately, after getting into a bidding war, we lost. I guess it just was not meant to be. One of the reasons I liked the apartment is because it was in South Harlem, a neighborhood we have recently become interested in. One thing I always do when considering an apartment is walk around the area to make sure I feel safe, see if there are good restaurants/bars nearby, and confirm the necessities (grocery store, Duane Reade) are in close proximity. I had heard about Harlem Coffee Co. via Marcus Samuelsson’s Instagram and was happy to see that it was super close to the apartment. I loved it and it made me love the neighborhood even more. Now we just have to find an apartment there….
Last weekend I hosted an event for the NYC Dawgs, the UGA alumni group in NYC. While the event was not as successful as we had hoped, it was still a fun afternoon and made me a little nostalgic that I have decided to step away from the board. After serving for 9 years (for the last several years as Vice President), it’s time to move aside and make way for some new blood. It feels like the end of an era!
On Tuesday I asked Albert to pick up radishes on his way home from the gym since Trader Joe’s has stopped selling them (ugh). Just as I was putting the Taco Tuesday fixins in the oven, he walked in with the radishes as well as some beautiful flowers so I can be reminded of him while he’s away on business. I had actually picked up a small bouquet that afternoon as well so my home is looking particularly gorgeous this week. Tacos AND flowers? Good Tuesday.