Warm Fall

Yesterday was bizarre, it was 65 degrees!  I decided to eat at my desk and take Rondo to the park for my lunch break since it was so beautiful outside, and before I know it there will be snow.

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Not the same as wandering around midtown at lunch, but I’ll take it!


New York

All these posts are so behind!  Last week I was in NYC to train for my new job all week and before last week mania with visitors, wedding, and a really sad loss in our family.

As far as the new job goes,  there is a lot to learn!  It was so fantastic to spend some time with my family and see my friends while I was down in NYC.  Luckily for this new position I will be back in NYC quite a bit so I won’t have to miss anyone too much!


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(lunch with lunch bff, and dinner with my girls (and tom!))

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(drinks in bryant park)

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See you in a few weeks NY!

xo – j

city birthday

This weekend Mom, Nick, and Mom’s cousin Susan came into the city for a fun tourist day! We went to see the reflecting pools at WTC, visited the museum, and enjoyed lunch and a walk in Williamsburg.  The weather couldn’t have been more beautiful!  Besides my tummy, it was a perfect day.  Plus, it was the first time family got to see Jay and I since our engagement…so fun!


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Sunday was Mom (and Susan!)’s birthday!  We celebrated with a ton of junk food, presents, and a drive around home.  How lucky am I to have grown up here…


Then we watched the Celtics finally win a game, and I was back to Brooklyn to be with my boys.


The most important take away from weekends like this is how lucky I am to have my family.  Mom, happy happy happy birthday.  I love you so much!


A little sunshine

It is finally warm in NYC, and everyone is out and about.  Nothing feels better than being able to eat lunch in the sunshine!  Now all we need is full on summer to come so I can get these legs tan…

(lunch date with erin on the trump tower deck)

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(ya see what i’m sayin?!)


Welcome back sunshine…we have missed you!


Party Time / Day Off

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This weekend was a blast, and fortunately for me, it is still going on as I have the day off (sorry if you’re ready this at work Jay)!

Friday night I had dinner with Lauren at Ed’s, and stuffed my face with unbelievable food…

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(lobster roll and fried oyster & bacon sliders…ahh!)

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(blueberry creme brulee and yummy crackers)

Saturday we hung around and enjoyed the (slightly) warmer weather before going to Adie’s birthday party!

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(some pics from my walk with rondo…love that last one)

Then it was party time…


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(a little too much fun out)

Now it’s time to watch the President and go to Trader Joes…exciting day off eh? Hope everyone else had a wonderful weekend too!



Another Rainy Day


A yucky morning in NYC…but it is supposed to be 60 this afternoon and sunny!  I’ll believe it when I see it.  Some rainy pics from my morning…


(dark street & mural by my apt)


(even the park looks sad it’s raining)


The good news is words with friends has decided Rondo is a playable word…clearly I am way too excited about this!

Also, you can see more of my photos on Instagram!



United Nations

With all the hustle and bustle over the visitors to the UN (Obama, Agmadinejad), and road closures due to it, midtown has been a little crazy the past couple days.  My friend Erin and I decided to walk over to the UN at lunch and watch the important people walk by!  We ended up finding a raised park that overlooked the UN and stayed there enjoying the view instead of our normal lunch stroll…

And like the grownups we are, watching the important officials walk by…we had ring pops…

This is why we work for magazines and not the State Department.

Yesterday was also Rondo’s first day at puppy day care.  It may be the best thing that has happened to Jay and I in months.  We got home last night, he ate dinner, waited for Jay at the door, and then he was OUT for the rest of the night.  Yes!!

This morning though, he was back to his hyper self.  I got out of the shower to this scene…lovely boy.

At least he is using those long legs for something!

This weekend…

For the first time in 4 weeks, Jay and I were both home for the weekend together.  It was fantastic.  We were able to take naps, watch movies, eat dinner with friends, and enjoy spending time alone together doing nothing.  Here is a bit about our weekend…



Friday we had dinner with our friends Reggie and Emily at Dressler. Emily was planning a surprise party for Reggie on Saturday, so to throw off the scent we had a dinner full of unbelievable food and lies about plans.  I had the most amazing artichoke, steak, crabcake, veal cheek (sounds gross but it’s insanely delicious), and peach cake with cream.  Mmm.


Saturday we went on a big walk with Rondo to the dog park and let him run out all of his energy so we could enjoy the day napping.  On the way back we went to a street fair in our neighborhood where Rondo met more puppies to play with and we got to relax in colorful chairs without any cars.  When we got home we all slept in bed…look at those cuties!

Later that night we had the surprise party which couldn’t have gone better.  He was completely shocked (pictures to come).


Sunday was our nothing day.  Rondo and I went on a walk down to the pier and enjoyed the skyline and some pretty houses, Jay watched football with his favorite fan, we ate a ton of junk, and watched a couple movies (so lazy!).  My kind of day!

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Last night after work, I took Rondo on a long walk up to McCarren Park to run around with the other dogs.  He loves it, the sniffing, chasing, running in circles…and I love it because when we come home he is beyond tired.  The best part about it is I came home and Jay was making dinner and got me Fall cider (go get it, it’s yummy).  






This morning I tried to get Rondo to give me a kiss in a picture…this is the result…

And then I was bored waiting for Jay to be ready to leave and this happened…

I have a lot of time in the morning since little man has us up at 6:30….clearly.

Flowers in Brooklyn

Below are some pictures from yesterday and this morning.  Rondo and I took a new route in our neighborhood and found the prettiest flowers growing on a fence (it’s the little things), and some graffiti too.  Rondo lost a big puppy tooth which Jay found in the closet…I assume we will find a chewed shoe in there soon. I attempted to do a sock bun which…err…see attempt 1 and 2 below (and my silly faces…sorry!).  Yesterday the Backstreet Boys came to work, yes, I acted like a 12 year old.  And my cupcake habit is yet to slow down, it’s not ok.  That’s all for now!