I get a lot of questions about where Teddy stays when I’m away. I’ve mentioned it before, but I never expected that I would travel as much as I do now when I first got him. The place where he gets groomed has this converted garage next door where they have doggy day care and then Teddy goes home with the guy at night. They are THE best. It’s pretty expensive, but it is 100% worth it because I know he’s in the absolute best of hands. He knows when we’re walking a certain way that that is where we’re heading and he can’t get there fast enough. (He sprints through the store to greet and say hi to everyone!) When I pick him up, he is a zombie. I imagine it’s like a parent picking up a kid from a sleepover; he’s sweaty, dirty, and exhausted. I typically carry him home because he’s that tired. And anyone with a dog knows that a tired dog is a happy dog. The picture above is the definition of his exhaustion. Muffin.
I spotted this on the subway steps! Looks like Eloise was here!
I had so
many great meals this week. On Monday night, I met up with a new friend (we have a zillion mutual friends from Florida) for dinner at The Smith; Brussels sprouts and macaroni and cheese all the way. On Tuesday, Taylor from Ellsworth and Ivey
and I grabbed dinner at The Penrose. It might be the only “cool” thing on the Upper East Side and it did not disappoint. We found a spot at the bar and ordered way
too much food (fried pickles, kale salad, a cheese plate, and macaroni and cheese… yum).
Wednesday was jam packed. Jessica
and I have been planning (and researching) for our annual pumpkin pancake date. We ended up at Friend of a Farmer
and they were the most delicious pumpkin pancakes. It felt like I hadn’t seen Jess in months, so it was also nice to just catch up.
Then I had a more adventurous lunch at Barchetta
. That, my friends, is an octopus. (I didn’t hate it.)
On Wednesday night, a bunch of bloggers and I swung by Jonathan Adler’s headquarters for a pottery lesson. Jonathan made “throwing down” look so much easier than it actually was. I’m not the biggest fan of getting my hands dirty, but I went for it. I made a very terrible bowl and two piles of mush. Major props to all the potters out there.
For Halloween, my friends and I were not really feeling the whole costume thing. So we’re “dressing up” and going to go see Wicked on Broadway tonight!!! I haven’t seen it in forever and it’s one of my favorites. Can’t wait!
On my radar…
Sometimes in high school, I would wish that teachers knew what we were going through. (I’m sure they wished the same thing about us, too.) I think back about how difficult high school was. Hormones, friendships, cliques, and personal discovery aside… high school was tough. I woke up every morning at 5:45 to get ready. Sat through back-to-back 50-minute classes where I either felt like I boringly rushed through “busy work” or crammed tiny notes from an extensive lecture onto my notebook as fast as I could or a challenging pop quiz or three tests… or all of the above. In one day. (Followed by three hour crew practices and five to six hours of homework/studying.) The only teachers who “got it” where ones who had students of their own and heard/watched their own kids go through it. I thought this was an interesting article with some interesting takeaways/suggestions. Worth a read for students, past-students, teachers, soon-to-be-teachers, and parents alike!
This is such a fun collection of holiday gifts and goodies. Perfect to buy for your own home or to buy as gifts for festive friends. Scroll through for some of my favorite picks. (The “oy vey” dishtowel
is the best though. My mom would love
What’s been on your radar this week? Anything fun for Halloween?