Living here last summer has definitely made my adjustment here so much easier. Something that hasn't changed though is my sense of direction. It is a terrible feeling when you walk the length of an avenue and realize you are going the wrong way. Especially in heels.
I live downtown in the Financial District. As you round the corner of my apartment building you are immediately stunned by a spectacular view of the Freedom Tower. Walk 4 blocks and you are standing at the base.
Living here is very convenient, I have access to all of the main subway lines which makes shuttling myself around the city very easy. I have a 20 minute commute door to door to work, which is fair considering I work smack dab in the madness of the Garment District, edging Times Square.
I finally ate at The Smith, a restaurant I was dying to try. It was the go-to for the lucky fashion week attendees this season so of course I had to see what the hype was about. The food definitely delivered, they even had a photo booth!
We celebrated Kayla and Nikita's birthday earlier this month, starting with a sushi dinner + saki. I attended my first "hotel club," complete with complimentary table service. Supposedly these are pretty easy to find in the city - if you have connections.
Jay visited the following weekend and we an amazing dinner at Otto. Amazing cannot even describe. We split prosciutto pizza, carbonara pasta, and a side of broccoli rabe. I will definitely eat there again, I really want to try their meat and cheese plate (+ wine)!
Jill also made a reappearance in the city that weekend, and Jay and I hosted her at my apartment for brunch a la Miranda! No brunch in the city is complete without mimosas, we started our day off right before venturing uptown where Jay and I spent the afternoon strolling down Fifth, visiting Madison Square Park, and venturing to Chelsea Market.
The following weekend I ventured back to Atlanta - it was my first flight back not worrying about a job interview! Jay had a great weekend planned, lunching in Piedmont Park, going to Zoo Atlanta, and taking me to my first IMAX movie. I never fail to make some good friends.
We have Intermezzo this week - my first show where I can really interact with buyers! Wish me luck!