i spent a few days in london on a business trip and stayed an extra day so i had time to wander. here are a few snapshots from my day off. warning: picture heavy post ahead.
my work travel has been busy the last few weeks. the first stop was la, where i had the pleasure of staying at the montage. it was only one night, but a perfect way to spend it. oh and i saw pierce bosnan in the hotel cafe while i was working. such a california moment.
i’m still working my way through my new year’s resolution. here are the next five books i finished off. the best was pachinko – so beautifully written and such a compelling story.
i did like normal people though i wouldn’t rave about it like others.
every book i have read by moshin hamid has been elegant and thought provoking, and this was no exception.
the gorgeous abundance of strawberries at the farmer’s market had me craving strawberry shortcake. i used this recipe and ate it in about 3 minutes.
the start of summer means lots of flowers, shopping, and yummy meals out with friends. i feel like it’s going to be a good few months.
i binge watched salt, fat, acid, heat one weekend on netflix and have been making this roasted vegetable salad on repeat since then. i just use whatever veggies i have around. so delicious and easy – and the long cooking time is totally worth it.
as much as i love a white moment in the summer, i have such a hard time keeping my whites white. it always seems that makeup, coffee, or plain ol sweat mean that i am either constantly dry cleaning or stain removing my white tops and dresses. so when i was looking for a new summer sundress, this one’s dark moody florals did the trick (and are much lower maintenance!).
i finally closed on my old apartment and wanted to take some final pictures of it (almost) empty. it was my second apartment in nyc and my home for over 5 years. i spent years fixing it up (from painting and learning to patch holes at first, all the way to the bathroom reno) and learned so much about myself in that time.
while i am in love with our new place, i will never forget all the good and bad times this apartment and i had together. i hope it is as magical for the next owners.
i went to the basquiat exhibit at the brandt foundation a few weeks ago and can say it is worth the hype. the space is perfect for the art, and the exhibit is so vast and interesting. we also ran into a few famous folks while making our way around. i had to resist the urge to take a picture of everything,
i finished my next five books for the year. this time, my favorite was a tie between where the crawdads sing and gentleman in moscow. i absolutely love amor towles’s writing.