A Friday night in Williamsburg with that sunset and then too many bourbon sweet teas (xl mason jars are dangerous) and a taco truck finale.
Farmer’s market finds after a surprisingly fast run.
My #1 go-to for dinner when I babysit (PB&J + Vanilla Ice Cream).
A necessary reminder c/o Nike.
My official mechanism for coping with Sunday Night Blues.
Today was delicious. Bringing home: cannoli, fresh manicotti & linguine, and an olive loaf the size of my head. Not pictured: a slice of buffalo chicken pizza, four oysters eaten on a street corner, and the man who followed me for six blocks proposing marriage and asking for $5 (I said yes to one). #bx #nyc #bucketlist (at Arthur Ave)
My first New York Weekend SINCE MAY. Loved it.
- Heated Figure 4 will make you want to die.
- Running a race during a heat wave will render you useless for the better part of the afternoon.
- Cucumber Mint from Organic Avenue is not dinner and is absolutely not worth nine of your dollars. If you substitute this for real dinner you will inevitably inhale too many mint Oreos at babysitting.
- Wear neon.
- Basil Mint Mojitos will make you happy 100% of the time.
- The beach is a good way to Sunday and a tan makes Monday morning the tiniest bit easier.
Okay, four days and a to-do list I could wallpaper my cube with stand between me and a Summer Friday BX Food Crawl. Annnnnnnd go.
Summer Bucket List 2013
Well, I leave the country for a week and summertime decides to show up in full force. The strawberries I bought this morning taste like candy and I procured a sunburn on my walk to Target - it must be time for a new Bucket List. After this one I’ll have bucklisted for a complete year (whoa!) and although I’ve yet to complete a full list I still love it.
So, without further ado, x, o, and happy listing!
Lafayette (July 26) Madonia Brother’s/ Egidio’s/ Full Moon Pizza (July 26) Oysters @ Maison Premiere (July 2)
Rooftops: The Met &
Wythe (July 26)
Chinatown Ice Cream Factory (Aug. 16)
S’mores Ice Cream (July 11) Chai Coconut Milk Ice Cream (Aug. 12) Perfect Iced Coffee (June 24) Kouign Amann (Aug. 19) At least five of these (July 29) Peach and Gorgonzola Chicken Pizza (-the chicken, July 1)
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker (June 26) Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits by Debbie Millman (Aug. 3) The West Wing Seasons 6+7 (I’m in the midst of a re-watch and it’s my everything) (July 27) The Stories We Tell (July 28) Before Midnight (Aug. 6)
Coney Island (Sept. 2)
3 races (
Pride 5M, Boomer’s Run to Breathe 10K, Percy Sutton Harlem 5K) The beach, all the time (tan = achieved)
East River Ferry (Aug. 31)
Cambridge, San Diego, Charleston, The 4th in DC Pure Yoga (July 19)
Rain Room @ PS1 (nope, a three hour wait is NOT happening)
Even though I’m not usually a fan of the lamb/lion month I found this particular one to be whiskey-soaked and wonderful.
Because, this month…drumroll please…for the first time ever since my NYC arrival I’ve enjoyed every single weekend off from Nanny City. All the weekends! All to me! (And there’s still one left!)
So even though the weather’s been gross and I gave up on the no-sugar thing and I’ve missed the bambino/bambina and I’ve been working too late, I’m still amazed by my last month and all those hours of weekending.
Worth mentioning. I …
- took a plane ride with Christopher Abbott
- made my first batch of ice cream (so good you wouldn’t believe)
- found a new granola recipe
- rubbed shoulders with JGL*
- worktripped to Austin
- read this and this and this and this
- went to a party with a ball pit
- found my soulmate in bag form
- ate a mediocre doughnut
- ate the best doughnut
- danced with the dj
- found a new site to love
- downloaded my new favorite thing ever
*By “rubbed shoulders,” I mean to say that he passed me on the stairs, waved and said he hoped I enjoyed the show as I stammered my way through “hi,” and ate popcorn hands-free, directly from the tub.
Spring Bucket List
Ever since this past summer when I felt an extra set of sads as Labor Day loomed, I’ve made a point to try and get all I can out of a season. Write it down and do it - easy as that.
Winter flew and now we’re in that ambiguous month but it’s here, I swear, March snow be damned because spring is almost here. I can’t wait for the flowers and the pasty legs. That first time you eat dinner outside and the way the ocean is just shy of bearable the last week in May. Spring, guys, let’s get excited. See below for plans and let me know what I’m missing.
The Spotted Pig (May 8) Doughnuts: Dunwell Doughnuts (Mar. 30), Baked by Butterfield (Mar. 23) Potlikker (May 18) Brooklyn Winery (May 4) Battersby (carryover from the last list) (May 1) Cream Puffs: Choux Factory, (May 15) Beard Papa’s (April 21)
Back Forty West (Mar. 19)
Salted Butter Caramel Ice Cream (April 28) Strawberry Cookie Dough Ice Cream by Joy the Baker (Mar. 24)
Basil Mint Mojitos
Something with asparagus, avocado, and artichoke
Something with scallops and sweet peas (May 19)
Tenth of December (May 1) Rules of Civility (Mar. 30)
Contagious: Why Things Catch On
Fever Pitch (requested by someone who insists I’m a lunatic for having gone 25 years without reading) (April 13) Lean In (April 2)
Sunset walk/run over BK + Manhattan bridges
Spring cleaning (closet and casa) a class at Murray’s (May 23)
Brooklyn Art Library
a race of some sort (May 11) DryBar (April 5)