1. a snowy monday 2. pretty flowers around the apartment 3. the hot chocolate festival continues 4. what do you read? 5. homemade pizza. fresh basil, fresh mozzarella, and fresh tomatoes are key. 6. good morning, new york.7.aunt glenda and uncle mike finally shared the news i've been keeping secret since she visited last month: there is going to be a new little moyer in the fall! they've been waiting a long time for this baby and our family is so excited.
no work and all play made for a relaxing monday with friends. i woke up to snow, took the ferry to red hook, and we spent the morning at baked (the only other one is in charleston!) and ikea. a day off work somehow feels different from the weekend and it was nice to have nowhere to be.
once upon a time, it was a saturday night, i had lived in nyc for ten days, and i was sitting on a subway thinking it would be fun to join a book club. then the subway got stuck, and i got bored and started talking to the stranger next to me. i told her i was new in town and wanted to find a book club. she said her book club was meeting the next day and did i want to come, too?
and that's how i came to join books & brunch. one morning a month, i get to talk books and jobs and boys over brunch (my favorite) with girls that live and work all across this big city. i find myself discovering books and restaurants i've never heard of, and i've met friends i probably wouldn't have otherwise.
1. signs of spring 2. breakfast at home has gotten fancy, thanks to my new brunch cookbook (thanks, emmy!) 3. hello, farmer's market. i've missed you. 4 & 5. flea market treasures 6. fresh flowers brighten my space 7. the rumors are true. levain bakery makes the best cookie of your life.
by day, i work on books in an office surrounded by books and all the books live together on wooden shelves than span entire walls. then i go home and walk along the sidewalks of my neighborhood, gazing up into the windows of brownstones with floor-to-ceiling bookcases.
almost none of my dreams for my life involve things--it's people and experiences i wish for--but there
is one thing that i would like to have one day: a library. i'd like a space just for my books. they currently live on every flat surface of my apartment, including the window sills. i don't mind it; i actually love
the way my home looks with books scattered all over the place. it looks like i live there. but there's just something about rows of books and a place for each one…for now, though, i am content to peek.
an afternoon spent reading children's books, valentine's in china town, the happy return of sidewalk flower carts, ode to the polar bear hot cocoa, and the empire state building like i've never seen her before.
i also witnessed a proposal in grand central, just beside the clock. it was simple and sweet, and could there be a more romantic backdrop? it felt too personal to take photos, but imagine bustling crowds, a girl stepping off an escalator, and a boy on one knee.
i spent saturday afternoon baking cake bites at angie's, which we later took to a moustache party. i love themed parties and this one was one of the funniest that i have been to. it was so hilarious to see everyone with a moustache and hostess lindsay went all out in themed food and games.
p.s. isn't that exposed brick wall beautiful? old apartments are the best.