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I had an amazing weekend in NYC with so many great friends. It is always awesome to see Steph, and getting to see Alex more than once a year is a huge treat! Plus all the DC Friends, Kevin, and Fish from college put the icing on the cake!

The weekend went pretty non-stop, which is typical. I drove the whole way up, getting in around 9 pm. We went immediately to Lil Frankie’s for an all out Italian fest. Pizza, pastas, dessert, red wine! From there it was onto Finnerty’s (naturally), where by surprise the Birdman writing team showed up with their Oscars to be passed around. We took a lot of photos, and holy cow is that thing heavy!

Saturday morning started off right with bagels. Then onto the New Museum, for a crazy exhibition and some amazing views of NYC. Next stop, a hot chocolate festival for some super thick and creamy hot chocolate and a giant homemade marshmallow! Then back to Stephs to change, and to the friends AirBnB for cheese and crackers. Then we went to Drag Bingo! Which was so fun, everyone was so into it. Alex won the raffle but we were all just one square shy of Bingo several times over. I guess we have to go back until we win! Afterwards we grabbed a slice, romped through the neighborhoods not finding any bar we liked so what to do then? Go back to Finns of course! On the walk back to Stephs we decided to grab some deli for a late night snack. When in Rome, am I right?

Sunday morning we went to brunch at Northern Spy Co, which was fantastic and then took off for DC because of the weather. The drive home was nuts, at one point I realized the windshield wipers we so loud because they had turned into ice cubes! What a mess. But it was all worth it! Until next time NYC (see you next week!)

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February

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I cannot believe it is the end of February. The time to blog has completely disappeared. I blame it all on work…in a good way! I am really enjoying my job and have so many more opportunities now. This year I’ve had great events at a gallery, and a yoga studio for the SRS. With the Friends I’ve had a private curator led tour at Tudor Place. Next month I will be traveling to NYC for Asia Week, and the month after that to Atlanta! There are challenges, but I’m glad not to be bored at work anymore!

It’s hard to even remember what I have done in the past two months. There are a few highlights. January 26 Anthony and I celebrated our 6 month wedding anniversary at Le Diplomate! I’ve been to happy hour with friends from grad school, a friend of a friend from SF – who is now a new friend, danced all night at a 30th birthday party, played a lot of Settlers of Catan, had a snow day, should have had a few more snow days, celebrated my first married Valentines Day, and attended a going away party for a fellow FC Cat!

Tonight I head up to NYC!!! Alex, one of my closest friends from high school is in town, and I will be staying with Steph! The girls from DC are coming with me, Kevin is coming down, and by pure luck another college friend Fish will be in town! It is sure to be a ridiculously fun weekend. I am beyond excited.

I’m hoping to do more (and better) blogging soon. I do miss it. Until then….

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Year in Review

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2014 – what a year! A lot of big changes happened for me in 2014.

I spent the first half of the year planning my wedding. I had an amazing bridal shower and an incredible bachelorette weekend. I was often overwhelmed by all the love that surrounded me and how many of my friends traveled for me. I saw two of my favorite people get married in May, and spent another great weekend surrounded by friends in LA. I had the best day of my life marrying my best friend on July 26, supported by our family and friends. Anthony and I went on a honeymoon to Hawaii and San Francisco, the perfect way to celebrate our union to go on a new adventure and visit the place we fell in love. I started a new career, one that I worked for, for many years! I spent the last half of the year learning, working hard and enjoying it!

It’s hard to imagine that 2015 could top this year, but if it’s half as good I’ll be very happy! I’ll be turning 30 so it is a landmark year. I do have a list of 30 before 30 goals, but no major new year resolutions. My biggest goal is to travel, and we already have a trip planned for Alaska!

Happy New Year to you and yours! Enjoy a glass of champagne and dance on some tables.

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End of the Year

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Wow – has the end of the year gone by fast!

Thanksgiving was nice and low key. The beginning of winter wasn’t terrible. I had fun celebrating Christmas before Christmas in DC with trips to holiday craft fairs, shows and the annual Old Ebbitt half priced raw bar/holiday cocktail night.

I was home for a long break from December 17-29. I worked from home, but spent most the time eating and relaxing. I also got to know my parent’s new kitten Zooey – who is one crazy girl! I ate at Islands, Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, El Taco, Miguel Jr’s, (see a Mexican theme here?), Knott’s Berry Farm Chicken House, two separate pizza places in LA, and lots of In N Out! I chopped my hair off, about 8 inches. I spent lots of time with friends including two hang outs with Brittany (one with baby Chloe!), two with Alex and Claudio which involved watching sports and taking shots (I swear no one else can get me to drink brown liquor but Alex!), an afternoon chatting with Kristen, and of course all the time spent with my family. Christmas with them is always magical. I got everything I wanted and more. Anthony and I also went to the Duck’s game on our last night in town. They sent us home with a win and the winning goal by my favorite player – a defenseman!

Tomorrow we are off to the Poconos to spend New Years Eve with friends. It is sure to be a freezing, but fun time!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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My Fall

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It is hard to believe we are well into fall and I can count down the days to Thanksgiving! My fall has been busy, but full of good things.

Some highlights have been a trip to Poughkeepsie; my first big Silk Road Society event plus a few smaller events that have all gone really well; outings with the girls including dinner at a wine bar and brunch to a shopping event; immersing myself in work including a few behind the scenes tours and amazing meetings; and last but not least, celebrating Anthony’s 30th birthday with an incredible dinner at Le Diplomate and another dinner with 22 of our closest friends at Carmines!

I’m looking forward to the next few weeks! I have some big projects due at work in the next few weeks, plus several events to work on. But I find that it doesn’t always feel like work when I love what I’m doing. I’m looking forward to holidays and to go home in just over 5 weeks.

All is good.

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W Hotel Warhol Party

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Had an amazing night with Erin last night!

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