Beautiful Brooklyn Botanic

Hello there, and happy summer! Sorry more than a few hot seconds have passed between my last update and now… it has been a very busy couple of weeks. I have a lot I’d like to update you guys on, but I’m going to take this one post at a time. :)

My parents came to town a few weeks back, and one of my favorite places we visited was the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Not only a nice (and affordable!) escape from the “city” part of The City, but it was also an excellent excuse to break out my old (still pretty new) DSLR. Here’s a few unedited photos that I thought turned out pretty nice.

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Although Cherry Blossom season had come and gone, this place was bigger and more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. If you live in NYC and haven’t been, don’t wait to use visitors as an excuse to check out this place. It’s well worth it on your own.

More updates to come, sooner rather than later. ;) But for now, happy Tuesday!

 

Weekend Visitors

The middle/end of last week was such a whirlwind for me. From not feeling well to the jury duty fake out, to insanity at work, to trying to get everything wrapped up for my trip home…AND I had visitors! I spent what time I was out of the office with my best friend from high school, her husband and her dad. I love having people to show off the city to — mostly because it gives me a chance to do all of the touristy things I usually can’t manage to make myself get into regularly. Not only did I get to see some pretty incredible shows that offered my last chance at getting into the holiday spirit (The Rockettes, A Christmas Story, and not-seasonal themed Newsies), but it was also another chance to break out this new beast of a camera and shoot some places I wouldn’t normally visit! It was such a fun weekend with great people, and it got me even more excited for my holiday in Ohio.

Bridge Sims

Bryant Park Tree

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Lockets focus

 

Friendskuhgivvakwanzturkeyjewjesusmas Recap

I KNOW. I know. But I’m back and I haven’t mass murdered the employees of Verizon Wireless so that’s really all that matters, right? We’re going to pretend that I’m publishing this in a timely matter that’s consistent with everyone else’s Turkey Day recaps because it’s my world blog so just go with it. Please & thanks.

To say I had THE BEST THANKSGIVING EVER, would actually be putting it lightly. I’m serious. As per my last post, my good friend Jordan (whom I’ve known since pre-Mrs. Divish second grade) decided to check the Macy’s Parade off her Bucket List and spend her holiday running around Manhattan in two layers of athletic pants, drinking Starbucks’ Christmas Blend and attempting to keep me away from drowning my sorrows in carbohydrates. Two out of three ain’t bad.

Alongside freezing our toes off for six hours on Central Park West, we spent the rest of her time here brunching on the Upper East Side, window shopping on 5th Ave., black Friday shopping downtown, counting 13 abandoned broken umbrellas due to terrifying weather, cooking for and attending a wonderful Friendsgiving in the Heights, watching Elf, visiting the lighting of the Christmas tree at South Street Seaport, and drinking too many Brooklyn Lagers. I had an absolute blast during the three days she visited, and I’m so thankful I was able to be a part of her first New York City experience.

And now, for the fuzzy cell phone pictures!

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