The older I get, the faster the years seem to fly by. I’m in a bit of disbelief that February is nearly gone (eek!), which it’s time for my bimonthly “Things I Loved These Two Months” post.
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My crazy month of travel in January saw heavy use of my beloved Sia satchel. I’ve kept using it in the city, carting around extra shoes, workout gear, etc. Even though I have a gym in my building, I’ve been using ClassPass to check out new studios in the city – my favorite being Chaise Fitness. Barry’s Bootcamp – you’re next. I swapped out my giant wallet for this compact case from GiGi – I love that it holds both my phone and my essential IDs and cards. Anyone who’s read previous Hit List or Reading List posts know I tend to theme read. Lately, I’ve been in a major politics kick, in no small part to House of Cards and the amazing play All The Way, starring Bryan Cranston (GO SEE IT IMMEDIATELY). Before I jump into Caro’s extensive series on LBJ, I’m dipping my toe in the political literary waters with an oldie (Kennedy & Nixon) and a newbie (HRC). Both are excellent. Another just-for-New-Yorkers item – I’m newly obsessed with my facialist Bonnie, recommended to me by Julia. NO PAIN EXTRACTIONS. Seriously. I’ve corralled my frequently worn silver and gold baubles in these chic Jonathan Adler trays, as seen here. It’s chic, organized, and makes my husband happy to not see my jewelry strewn all over our apartment.
Those are my favorites for the past two months – what are yours? Any new books, music, podcasts, or products you’re loving? Comment below – I’d love to know!
It’s been a while since I did one of these posts, but reminiscing on the flights to and from Australia had me inspired to do one of these. They were that memorable, particularly the first one. Middle seat, 15 hours, rude flight attendants, A/V system not working – it was a perfect storm of a flight. Don’t believe me? Read on…
I checked my phone’s United app again – just to see if anything changed. It didn’t.
I grunted in frustration, prompting my husband to look up and say “huh?”
“No upgrades. For either of us,” I responded. My neck stiffened at the prospect of sitting upright for 15 hours. A prospect that was soon turning into reality.
Leaving the luxurious confines of the United Club, we made our way to the gate. And to the massive lines forming before gate G102.
“Excuse-me-pardon-me-excuse-pardon,” I muttered, making my way to Line 1. While I wouldn’t be enjoying the confines of BusinessFirst, I could settle into my seat before the rest of the masses joined me.
We enter the plane, and my pace slows as I longingly gaze at the flatbeat seats, the personal TV units, and the trays of champagne and orange juice passed around to the exclusive cabin. With a sigh, we make our way to row 26.
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I’ve never been one to shy away from winter, but I’m seriously over it. My only hope is that we get a proper spring before steamrolling into the sticky days of summer.
That said, I’m ditching the cold for a quick 48 hours and headed to Orlando on business. Not complaining at all.
We binged on season 2 of House of Cards last weekend (so good!), so this week saw some normal plans. I caught up with Julia over a glass (okay, 2) of Montepulciano yesterday. This weekend, I’m looking forward to visiting the Museum of Natural History for this show, hosting Victoria and her man for dinner and game night (Cards Against Humanity!), and then celebrating my nephew’s 17 birthday.
17. I remember the day the kid was born. *shaking my head*
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image via – I love this collection of stock photography, created by Getty and Lean In. Who run the world?