February 26, 2013

sir gregory and I spent last weekend enjoying amazing weather in monterey. we went to the aquarium, saw a really random exhibit about psychedelic jellyfish, ate our weight in seafood at old fisherman's grotto, slept in, and went to the boardwalk in santa cruz on the way back. his enthusiasm for theme parks / general whimsy is kinda the most adorable thing ever.

hope your weekend was sunny and delightful.


February 18, 2013

greg arrived at my door on valentine's day with flowers, wine, and homemade chocolate covered strawberries. we spent the night cooking dinner in my tiny kitchen, just the two of us. talking and laughing and drinking wine and smiling a lot the way people in that new warm fuzzy phase smile. he is sweet and genuine and funny. here he is busting out the saxophone...representing former band nerds everywhere. just a man and his sax.


February 12, 2013

my first trip to new york in 1995. 

last thursday night, I caught a red-eye flight to new york city. this ticket was an impulse buy last october, thanks to a small bonus at work and many other tiny stars that aligned to spell out GO TO NEW YORK and just my luck, being the california girl that I am who's never known a true winter, it was the weekend of (gasp) snow. and it was magic. and I loved it. 

I'd been to new york before, but this was the first trip where I was 1) over the age of 18, 2) not with a parent and 3) not staying in new jersey. I stayed with my glorious hostess / tour guide / friend lauren in  lower manhattan. we painted our nails, we ordered in, we talked about boys, we went to central park, we drank champagne at alexis bittar, we rode the subway, we had bloody mary's at cookshop in chelsea and ruebens at katz's deli in the lower east side. I hailed my very first new york city taxi cab. (mind you, I do this all the time in san francisco but there's just something so iconic about it being a new york taxi and having to fight for it, you know? on that note, let me say that new york taxi drivers are leaps and bounds nicer than san francisco drivers.)

I wandered, I drank coffee. I tried to envision a life there. new york is a city that I've romanticized in my head for the majority of my life. I've always loved the vibrancy and creativity and history of it. (and of course, in my head I'm a romantic comedy heroine and all romcoms take place in new york.) I was expecting to feel that tugging at my heart strings, that ache in my chest that I've felt before when I've thought about moving there. but I didn't feel it. san francisco is making me pretty darn happy right now, so maybe a raincheck, new york? you're a peach. 


February 11, 2013

I've been MIA because I spent the last few days in glorious NYC! 
soooo many pictures to come!
what did you do this weekend?


pssst. there's someone you need to meet. I'll get him on here soon enough. ;)


February 5, 2013

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