So here goes nothing…I am attempting to embark on a documentation of my crazy life in Manhattan. Including but not limited to: Wedding Planning for my September 2011 wedding (insert squeals and white dresses here ๐Ÿ˜‰ ), aggressive restaurant-going, running, spinning, gym-ingโ€ฆwherever the wind takes me.

A little about me:

  • Grew up in the suburbs of NYC

  • Have always enjoy a good party/party dress…
  • Went to a Big 10 School. Enough said:

  • Try to go to one new restaurant a week (and intend on sharing these experiences with you)

Some random details about moi:

  • Iโ€™m tall (5โ€™9โ€) and always wonder why people say โ€œYouโ€™re so tall!โ€ to me. Do they think I havenโ€™t noticed this yet in my 27 years of existence?
  • Along the lines of โ€œYouโ€™re so tall!โ€โ€ฆ โ€œYou have such big feet!โ€ is also a winner. They are a size 10. I know.
  • I have a dog who is the sweetestย  and cutest pile of 70lbs youโ€™ll ever meet. And the most spastic. And awkward. And clumsy. Meet Jersey: (Givenย  name: Dirty Jersey)
  • Iโ€™m engaged to an amazing guy who we will call โ€œMโ€ for the sake of the blog. (pictured below, just post engagement at Jean Georges. Told you he’s a keeper)

  • I was introduced to Lululemon about 5 years ago by a good friend who learned about them while visiting family in Canada. If she wasnโ€™t a bridesmaid in my wedding, I would no longer speak to her since I spend the majority of my disposable income there…
  • Speaking of Lululemon, I do love to shop. I just finished picking out my wedding dress. Stay tuned for some pictures of the dresses that didnโ€™t make the cut
  • I am getting married in September of 2011 in NYC.
  • I always wish I was vegan, and then I remember how much I like bacon…
  • Asking me to choose my favorite restaurant in Manhattan is like asking a mother to say which child is her favorite. You know, I probably secretly know. But I could never say it out loud.

So welcome to my crazy world, probably more than you’ll ever want to know about me spattered randomly above… filled with Google calendar appointments (color coded, five colors of pure obsessiveness…), glasses of wine, laughter, friends, family, exercise, puppy-love and food.

So I raise my glass (champagne? oh, ok…twist my armโ€ฆ) and cheers to new adventures in blog-landโ€ฆ

If youโ€™re out there, leave a comment and tell me something about YOU! I would love to know all 2 of your names ๐Ÿ˜‰




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  1. You DOOOOOO look like Reese Witherspoon!!! Just saw your post on Katie’s site! You are just TOO cute!!! PS. I am enjoying stalking your blog…The hub bought me tickets to “Wicked” (my guilty obsession and have read it 4 times) for Christmas. It will be my first trip to Manhattan and I am going to use some of your suggestions for restaurants while we are there! It will be nice to get to a big city after being in Okinawa for 3 years ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats on the upcoming wedding ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Uhmm, will you be my NEW BEST FRIEND and lie to me some more??? ๐Ÿ™‚ hehe! Stalk away and join the party ๐Ÿ™‚ Please feel free to ask me for restaurant suggestions, do NOT stick to the theater district!! ๐Ÿ™‚ You’ll pay way too much and will miss out on delicious food that’s a cheap quick cab ride away! Happy to make recommendations, and I have heard Wicked is amazing, still need to get tickets to that…!

  2. Hello! Just saw your comment and had to come check out your site – Love it, obviously. Especially if we’re raising glasses of champagne here…. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    p.s. lulu shout-out! If I didn’t work there, I’d still by everything and be broke. No doubt.

  3. Saw a comment of yours on Love Veggies and Yoga and thought I would pop over to have a look-see. You ARE tall! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am short (5’3″) and have a 6’2″ son who likes to remind me of that! Looking forward to checking out your blog from time to time…

    Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! My friends, John and Michonne Kaemmerling are AMAZING photographers and have won many awards (for the Knot wedding web site, too!) if you are looking for photographers. They live in Santa Cruz, CA, but are traveling to New York this month to do a wedding!


    Nice to meet you!

  4. Hi! I just came across your blog and love it already! I love visiting NYC but don’t think I will ever be able live there (maybe in my dreams). ๐Ÿ™‚ Since you’re the first blogger I’ve found from NYC, I’ll live vicariously through you! Looking forward to reading more!

  5. Hey girl! Your blog is so cute and funny. I’m also tall (5’10) and have big feet (size 10)…and I get the same thing. I don’t know why they think we’re so clueless. ๐Ÿ˜‰ We also share a love of lululemon! I was just introduced to it this past Christmas…and I’m obsessed…but I don’t have a store near me. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But that’s probably a good thing. I can’t wait to read more of your blog though! I’ll have to put you in my Google Reader. ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. So glad I stumbled upon your blog. You commented on carrots n’cake right above me and I clicked to check you out. I am also a jersey girl getting married this year and I can’t wait to hear about your planning.
    P.S. Lulu owns me too, especially the pants

  7. I just started reading your blog and I love it!
    I was JUST telling my boyfriend that people constantly tell me “You’re so tall!” thanks, I never noticed! I’m also 5’9″! I live right near the Lululemon in Union Square and it’s SOO dangerous!

  8. Just found your blog (from a comment on the Fitnessista I think) and love it.

    Plus, love the pup!

    My sister is a Michigan alum who also ran the NYC Marathon this past year (she was the class of 2004 I think).

    Well, just wanted to say hi. Hi!!

  9. Just moved to Hoboken a few months ago and actually told my boyfriend last night that I want to try a new restaurant in Manhattan every week! we also have a pup named Jersey! she’s a 6lb Morkie (maltese/yorkie) and will be 4 next week…can’t wait to read your blog for great restaurant ideas ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Love your blog… I’m a runner too – I run with my Weim – Penelope! I love her to pieces – great running dog – doesn’t let me slack on the hills! Work at Chelsea Piers in NYC. Would love to have you down to talk Weims and workouts! Congrats on the upcoming wedding.

  11. do you run with Jersey?
    have you ever been to Chelsea Piers? Want to come down for a pre-wedding workout?!

    • Erica-
      You’re so sweet I actually haven’t ever worked out at CP!? So crazy! Would love to come try out a fun workout/class or something!! I know the facility is incredible but I only know it from my runs on the westside highway ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. what days and times work for you and I can then suggest a class…. Or you can just come workout on your own – run on the track, etc.

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