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3 year love affair

New York and I are celebrating our 3 year anniversary today. It’s been an amazing 3 years with so many incredible ups and a fair share of downs. We’re still learning each other me and New York. But wow, what an amazing time we’ve had.

Because #lists here are a few highlights…

Awesome New York’y things I’ve done:

  • Opera at the Met
  • Watch the balloons for the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade be blown up
  • Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
  • Karaoke in K-town
  • Dumplings in Chinatown
  • See the Rockettes holiday spectacular during Christmastime
  • Philharmonic in Central Park
  • Watch the SF Giants play the Mets at Citifield
  • Yankees Games
  • Islanders vs Rangers at Barclays
  • Picnics in Central Park
  • Summer Movies in Bryant Park and along the Hudson
  • Staten Island Ferry
  • Dance on a float for the PRIDE march
  • Attend Protests in honor of democracy, equality, and morality
  • Walk the entire length of Summer Street
  • Cheer on friends run the New York City Marathon
  • Eat at incredible restaurants
  • Live in 3 neighborhoods in Manhattan and now 1 in Brooklyn
  • Eat at Smorgasburg
  • Amazing shows on Broadway (Jersey Boys, Lion King, Curious Incident of a Dog In the Nighttime, The Humans, Kinky Boots, Les Mis, Aladdin, On Your Feet, A Bronx Tale)
  • Shit shows on Broadway (School of Rock, Oh Hello, Fully Committed…)
  • Attend more shows/performances off broadway – Hasan Minhaj’s ‘Homecoming King’ was a big one to highlight, Opus Cactus by MOMIX was another
  • Go to comedy clubs and have a star make a guest appearance (Jim Gaffigan at New York Comedy Club)
  • Go to the Sakura Matsuri cherry blossom festival at the Botanical Garden
  • Live jazz at jazz clubs in the village
  • Montauk
  • The Hamptons
  • Random street fairs

Awesome New York’y things I’ve still to do:

  • Endless list of eats
  • Billy Joel at MSG
  • Helicopter over the city
  • Shakespeare in the Park
  • Walk around the Cloisters
  • Picnic on Governors Island
  • Attend a live taping of a show
  • Watch a movie at IFC, Paris Theatre, Nitehawk, Foreign Film Art house Cinema
  • Transit Museum
  • Upright Citizen’s Brigade
  • Bushwick Graffiti walking tour
  • Sunset drinks on the Met rooftop
  • Check out St John the Divine Cathedral
  • Double decker bus tour
  • Manhattanhenge
  • 9/11 Museum
  • High tea at the Plaza
  • Rolffs for drinks at Christmastime
  • Watch the tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center
  • Ice Skating in Central or Bryant Park
  • More amazing broadway shows (Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton, Beautiful, Miss Saigon…)

In addition to the above so many amazing things that have happened since I’ve lived here. Too many to list out for now. But trust me I am grateful and loved.

Tonight in honor of me and New York I’m having a dinner with a handful of my favorites then hitting a rooftop bar. I’m toasting this beautiful relationship I have with this incredible city. It brings me joy to celebrate so that is exactly what will be happening.

Thank you for enriching my life and helping me grow New York. I love you.

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Birthday thangs

So this was the 2nd celebration I’ve had in New York for my birthday. Wow. I actually live here you guys. It still surprises me. And I just had my 2nd birthday here? Like, what? I live in one of the greatest cities in the world and I’m still alive. Pretty cool.

Anyways, I’m older. I tried to feel indifferent about it but have been unsuccessful. Getting older sucks when you don’t have everything in place although I feel very blessed and super grateful for my life thus far and all the people in it. I would say I’m lucky but I do put in effort for those I love so I’m realizing it’s okay to acknowledge that and to feel special.

The celebration kicked off when these very lovely ladies surprised me for dinner. I was really surprised and it was super sweet. I. It was an emotional night I may have cried…

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Work even gave me a bottle of vino which was a great way to kick off the weekend since I was going wine tasting out in Long Island on Saturday. Wine tasting is one of my favorite things to do, especially with a big group. I love being outdoors and seeing the pretty vineyards and drinking delectable wine.

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On Sunday I had a very boozy brunch with an even boozier day turning into a pretty boozy night.

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I had my actual birthday off for Columbus day and I tried very hard to spend it doing nothing but relaxing guilt free. It was Huxley’s pupdoptiversary so we celebrated him as well. I took him to the dog park and gave him a bath so he was nice and pretty and treated him to his own birthday cookie, candle and all.

Then that night had dinner with one of my favorites at Benihana’s. I don’t care what anyone says I love that chain restaurant so freaking much.

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It was a perfect weekend and I was showered with so much love and happy wishes that warmed my heart. I was never one to make a big deal of my birthday. Now I’m starting to feel like each year that passes should be celebrated. If not for simply being alive; but also because each year is filled with wonderful experiences with people I love. That and every once in a while it’s nice  to feel heard and appreciated.

Thank you. Life is good. – xx