Last week, two friends and I got on a train and headed out of the city. After an hour’s ride, we reached Cold Spring, NY where we rented stand up paddleboards and explored the quaint town. It was a great time, and I took way too many pictures, so I’m sharing them in today’s mixtape, along with a few other things that should be on your radar.
Am I the only one who feels overwhelmed trying to keep up with all of the themed celebrations that come up these days? Like National Donut Day, National Puppy Day, National Siblings Day (which I swear happens at least three times a year), or International Bacon Day (I thought I made this one up, but Google told me it’s coming up on September 2). It’s all way too much.
One of my favorite things to experience during a New York City summer is one of the pop-up white dinners hosted by Handmade Events. When the tickets go on sale for these dinners, they sell out quickly, and with good reason–who wouldn’t want to attend a party with 5,000 beautiful people, decked out in white, in a dope location, and the very best vibes?
Last Friday, I checked another item off my NYC bucket list when we rode the tram over to Roosevelt Island. For those of you not in NYC, Roosevelt Island sits east of Manhattan Island in the middle of the East River. It’s a tiny piece of land with only about 11,000 people living on it. And it’s a great place to take in a different view of the city.
Even though spring here in NYC is off to a very lackluster start, I’ve been closely watching the tiny buds on the trees and religiously checking the 10-day weather forecast, and I believe warmer days are coming.
As I press my way through these remaining chilly days we’re having, the thing that helps me most is daydreaming about my list of things I’m looking forward to. I’m sharing my wish list in hopes it might inspire you to create your own and motivate you to go about checking things off the list too. Newness and life will be ushered in by spring, and it’s the perfect time to try something new in our lives too.