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.
the apartment is almost all wrapped up. just waiting on the countertop backsplash, final plumbing, and moving day. so close, i can’t wait! sorry for the picture heavy post ahead.
we are in the home stretch. floors, walls, fixtures done. need countertops, hardware, glass shower door, and french doors. i’m less freaked out by the color choices now, and can see how it all works together.
even though the show is now over, i thought i would post some pictures from the warhol exhibit at the whitney. it was very crowded, but the space was big enough that you could get pretty close to the art.
things are coming along and we are only looking at a few more weeks of work. i have to admit that i am pretty eager to move. the kitchen cabinets are in and the bathroom is nearly complete. just floor staining, painting, countertops, and finishing touches to go!