Turtles in Central Park

Central Park is one of my favorite places in the city. It has so much to offer and it always amazes me how it is such a relaxing place surrounded by a city that is filled with madness. I find that every time I go there I discover a new place that I never knew about. Over the weekend I took a little walk over to the park to sit in the sun. After sitting in the Great Lawn for a few hours I decided to wander around to look at Belvedere Castle a little closer. The castle I had seen countless times… But when I went closer I found a dock that lead to Turtle Pond. How had I never seen this before?  I looked down and there were little baby turtles swimming everywhere! Ever since Barbados I have a new love for turtles. This was such a nice secluded and relaxing spot. I can’t wait to visit them again.

The Traditions of Summer

[A deserted street in Manhattan]

Finally Memorial Day weekend! Manhattan has suddenly become deserted and eerily quiet. I feel like I wait all year for this – the beginning of another summer and all of the amazing things that come along with it.  I can’t wait to kick it off and continue along with the great warm weather traditions. I hope you all have an amazing weekend enjoying some of your summer-time traditions.

Here are a few things that I’m looking forward to this summer:

[The beach // Fire Island]

[Frozen drinks // Pina Coladas topped off with a shot]

[S’mores!]

[My favorite bar of all time, that is only opened during the summer.. and only opened on 4:00 – 8:00 pm on Sundays // Boardy Barn in Hampton Bays]

[Rooftop Bars in the City]

[Italian Ices]

[Baseball games // Yankee Stadium]

[Barbecues]

[Lots of beer // As served at the Barn]

[Lazy days in Central Park]

[Sun-kissed skin]

New York, From Above

One of my favorite things about working in Manhattan is that I will never run out of things to do. During my lunch breaks I love to wander around and find hidden gems of the city. However, every once in a while I like to head to an old classic as well. My favorite [touristy] place to go is the top of Rockefeller Center. This is hands down, my favorite view of the city. Every time I see it, it baffles my mind… How is it that in a concrete jungle like New York, there is a perfectly rectangular forest directly in the center of it. I guess with all of the madness around, people need a place to retreat. A few pictures, from above.