5 Things That Make Me Happy

It’s been a while since I’ve written a “5 Things That Make Me Happy” post. So let’s get straight to it – NYC edition. Colors and parks and parties, hell yeah.image

^^ 1. Some painted outside doors in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. How can these not brighten your day? ^^

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^^ 2. Just your average Saturday at Fort Greene Park.  Music Pumping. Giant Dance Party. Yeah, we live in the cool neighborhood. ^^

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^^ 3. This artwork on the outside wall of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Each color represents one worker’s daily route. ^^


^^ 4. Potential new favorite park discovery in Manhattan and I can’t even remember the name of it. ^^

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^^ 5. Graffiti in lower Manhattan. She’s giant and beautiful.^^

Prospect Park on a Weekday

Spent some more time at Prospect Park in Brooklyn yesterday. I can’t decide if I like it more during the week when it’s open and spacious, or during the weekend when it’s packed with families and fun to people-watch. Either way, I like it.
23^^Park days are the best days, especially when there are kittens involved. Just saying.^^4

Photos c/o Joseph Speer

Five Minutes


One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.

-Tom Wolfe

Hudson River Park, Manhattan

Today the bf and I decided to head over to Manhattan. Shortly after arriving, both of our phones died (we’re not good planners), and with no real destination in mind and no real idea of where we were going, we just walked. That’s always my favorite kind of day. Unplanned exploration. After about an hour, we stumbled upon Hudson River Park. Lucky, lucky us. With 16 piers and free activities that range from a skate park to free twenty minute kayaking, I could have hung out there all day. And the water, of course. Something, always, about being by the water.
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Photos c/o Joseph Speer

Back in Brooklyn


Is it weird that when I got off of the plane and hopped on the subway I already felt I was home? Before getting to New York I thought that I would be wildly intimidated by it – that was part of the lure it had over me. However, I’m realizing that in a city this bustling, you find yourself being pulled into the mix almost unbeknownst. That is an amazing thing.

I’m back in Brooklyn, feeling refreshed and revamped. This is a great city to come home to.