So far this summer, I have done anything but relax, but it has been nothing short of amazing. It has been very difficult to keep up with things since I am always so exhausted by the time I actually get home. I have gone on multiple weekend getaways, endless barbeques and parties, and have celebrated more birthdays than I can count – and summer isn’t even half way done yet. I am also lucky enough to have two upcoming adventures planned for August, and I’m counting down the minutes!
Last week I went to one of my favorite rooftop bars on the west side called Ink48. I don’t think you can beat a view of the buildings of Manhattan on one side, and a view of the sunset over the water on the other. Although it was a slightly overcast evening, the view was still breathtaking – and perfect to enjoy with friends while sipping cosmos.
I’m a little embarrassed to say this, as I am clearly obsessed with sweets… but a few days ago I had my first ever macaron. They just opened a Macaron Cafe a block away from my job – this may end up being very dangerous for me! I have never had any desire to try one, and now I’m completely addicted. A work friend dragged me over to the newly opened cafe and I was floored by the amount of flavors they had. I decided for my first time, I shouldn’t go too crazy and should stick with a flavor palate I knew I would like. I tried one chocolate, and one white chocolate. They were a completely different texture than what I was expecting, and Oh. My. Goodness! So good! I had to take some to go… next time I’m definitely going to try out some bolder flavors. I have a feeling that I am going to be a frequent lunch-time visitor of this place.
[Waiting for the train]
[Shopping at a boutique in midtown]
[Enjoying our pool]
[Guacamole from my favorite Mexican restaurant // Dos Caminos]
[A hidden waterfall in the city that I love to stare at during my lunch break]
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.
There is something amazing about Spring in New York. Maybe it’s that no matter how much of a concrete jungle it is, there is still nature around every bend. Every year they line the streets with gorgeous bright-colored flowers that can’t help but put a smile on your face. I found myself wandering today enjoying the streets of Manhattan, the blooming trees, and the colorful flowers at every corner.