I can’t believe that I’m coming up on my one year NYC anniversary! The first year here has been amazing and seriously something right out of a movie screenplay (can’t make this up). One thing that I haven’t been so great at is actually taking advantage of the city.
I spent a lot of time learning the ins and outs of the city when I was a senior at Georgetown. (That’s what you get for long distance…) It definitely feels like I did a lot more city things during those visiting weekends than I have since living here.
Most days it’s wake up, get on the subway, go to work, avoid the crowds in Union Square for lunch, work more, get back on the subway, go home.
With my mom and sister and my sister’s friend were in town, it was the perfect excuse to cross some of my summer-in-the-city bucket list items! Actually, they came to my office because I was in a meeting until 6:30 that Friday and we had no idea what to do. One of my friends at work suggested we go down to the High Line.
Oh my goodness.
It is such a not-so-secret hidden gem in the city. I’ve heard so many wonderful things about it and seen so many great Instagrams, but I hadn’t exactly made the effort to go. It’s my new favorite place in the city. It’s beautiful, full of interesting people, and just a little different.
What is the High Line? It’s an elevated public park on the historic freight rail line. The views of the streets in the Meatpacking district are amazing… and the views of the Hudson River are beautiful too. Especially at sunset!
We took a cab over and climbed the stairs just as the sun was beginning to set. We walked the entire length stopping along the way for pictures and chatting before heading back uptown for dinner.
This is a photo from my iPhone. If an iPhone can capture this beauty… can you imagine what it looks like in person?
Oh, it was such a fun Friday family night 🙂
Have you been to the High Line? What’s your favorite place in the city that you recommend I explore next?
My Valentine + Valentine Baby ❣️ After a very stressful start to the year, Rory’s birth felt like a bright light of hope and positivity. I’m so, so grateful for a healthy (and speedy!) delivery with Mike by my side.
(If you’re local, I switched to @madisonaveobgyn and this experience was night and day compared to my first pregnancy/delivery. I am *eternally* grateful for incredible care both during pregnancy and especially during delivery. It makes a huge difference.)
@get_nanit’s Pro Camera was one of the very first things I registered for with my first child and I just got a second one ahead of the birth of my second baby. It remains THE most used item from my registry– even two and half years later. It has given my husband and I the most peace of mind throughout every stage of our son’s development! With two way audio, split Screen, sleep reports, and personalized sleep tips we all sleep better.
We very, very sadly said goodbye to Hamilton today 💔 Our hearts are broken. Dogs don’t get cuter than Hammy. He crossed his legs, slept under the covers and with a pillow like a human, and was an unbelievable athlete (despite not really liking to go on walks). We love you Hambone 🦴
Getting SO close to my due date!! Walking through everything I’m packing in my hospital bag as a second time mom 🤍 🏥 👶🏼 Leave a comment with “hospital bag” and I’ll send you my packing list and links to everything 💙
A picture perfect snow day ❄️ 🛷 ☃️ Snowman pancakes, hot cocoa, grilled cheese, and sledding with friends! Do I think I jinxed the entire town by telling daycare on Friday that “I don’t think it’ll snow!” and then leaving Jack’s snow boots there until tomorrow? Maybe. Students of Madison, you’re welcome. Parents of Madison, I am sorry