Nothing says pajama party more than luxurious silky pajamas! So last week when a friend was visiting from out of town, she received a pair of Natori Odessa PJs to hang out in. They are bold, jewel toned colors and oh so pretty.
Although it is currently glorious and spectacularly perfect Fall weather in NYC, I know that soon enough, it will be raining and snowing and freezing cold…..and since I am a planner and like to be prepared for Plan A, B, and C (yes, I am OCD) , I bought rain booties for those future rainy days. And I love them so much that I kinda (sorta) want to wear them on non rainy days! They are the perfect Chelsea bootie look, but rubbery and waterproof. Madewell made (them) well! Check out these Madewell rainbooties!
Not that I have picked up a book since the start of school but here are the ten books I want to read by the end of 2019! Take a look…
SUMMER DON’T GO, but since you are, in fact, *gasp* gone, here is what I want to do this Fall…some repeats to last year, but as a lover of lists (and planning), I like setting goals for the season. Here they are:
1. Be more current and attend more live concerts.
2. See more theatre.
I don’t usually get much reading done in September- the days are busy adjusting back to school and the evenings are filled with exhaustion, homework, and activities. That being said, I am trying to make reading more of a priority this season, so here are the books on my list!
2. Dare to Lead
HERE I GO AGAIN….another list, another set of goals…..
1. Go to a new restaurant each month.
We are spoiled in NYC with access to the best food and restaurants in the world. And yet, Ken and I have the tendency to go to the same three (who am I kidding, ONE) restaurant. So I want to make more of an effort and take advantage of all the great food around us.
So far, Fall has whooped my butt. I feel like I am always behind (like writing the weeks’ blog posts) and I can’t keep up. I know that everything is temporary, but right now, it is like 0 for me vs. 100 for everything else. So why not add on to how behind I am by creating a Fall wish list of activities for me to do :). Here it is:
Autumn = squash season. I love eating butternut squash soup for lunch or dinner. Incredibly satisfying, comforting, hearty, and healthy. All the right ingredients that are guaranteed to make you feel good.
* 1 large butternut squash
* 3 small onions or 1.5 large onions (yellow or white)
* 1 lb. kale
* 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
* 1 twig of ginger
* 4 cups of chicken stock (homemade or store bought)
* Salt and pepper to taste
I will be the first to admit that I am not that cute when I come home from work and put on my lounge wear for the evening. This is what I look like:
I know, I know, I know. I LOOK RIDICULOUS! THE POLAR OPPOSITE FROM CUTE! Everything about my look is just a huge faux pas, but I can’t help myself! I am just too tired and too worn out to put any thought into my lounge wear choices!
So Josie lounge wear to the rescue!
Summer is almost over, which means back to New York. I am so sad to leave behind the outdoors, open air, greenery, family, and lack of schedule in Oregon….And yet, there are many things that I am looking forward to upon my return (besides, obviously, being fully reunited with my husband!)
* Drink champagne on the Roof garden at the Met overlooking Central Park
Hours: Through late fall, weather permitting: Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.; Martini Bar: 5:30–8:00 p.m.; Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Closed Mondays
Location: 83rd and 5th Ave, Fifth floor via the elevator in the European Sculpture and Decorative Arts galleries
Details: Self-service, light fare and cocktails in an informal, outdoor setting with panoramic views of Manhattan. Children are welcome.
* Hotdogs and popcorn at a Brooklyn Cyclones Game
Location: MCU Park, 1904 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11224 (Coney Island)
* Indulge in Italian food at L&B Spumoni Garden
Hours: 11 am to Midnight, daily.
Location: 2725 86th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11223 (Bensonhurst)
Details: Italian feast!