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let weekends be weekends

ahhhh, the park!

ahhhh, the park!

The one nice thing about living and working in the real world (and by one I mean second to being paid generously) is that weekends are weekends. During the school year, homework inevitably bleeds into the weekend, but in real life I can fully commit my Saturdays and Sundays to catching up with friends, soaking in the sun, and doing some hard-core retail therapy. My favorite city summer Saturday and Sunday things  to do are shopping in the Upper West Side, relaxing in Central Park, and all things twin. I spend so much of my year away from my twin sister while we’re both at school that summer is made just that much more magical because of my Julia time. I am a very lucky Cat!

classic Juju as our friends navigate the wonderful world of buying metro cards

classic Juju as our friends navigate the wonderful world of buying metro cards

a nice park view from up near the shake shack on the west side

a nice park view from up near the shake shack on the west side

i shrunk!!

i shrunk!!

my beautiful twin!

my beautiful twin!

 

 

 

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summer so far

hey there, pretty city!

hey there, pretty city!

Wow! What a summer so far! Today marks exactly one month since I arrived in New York, but, honestly, it’s felt like one day. It’s so good to be reunited with my sister for the summer and to be spending our time in a city that we love with the people we love. I think the time has flown by because I literally have been going non-stop since May: I spent my first week of work studying for finals and finishing up classes, went back upstate that first weekend to take exams, went back upstate again the next weekend to see my best friend in the entire world graduate, I work about 14 hour every day (yes, fourteen), and still make a point of doing awesome things on the weekend like bike riding though the park, visiting friends in Westchester, and (of course) shopping. The summer has been crazy so far, but I wouldn’t have it any other way — and good thing! Because it looks like my next few weeks will be filled with more fun at work, family visits, friend visits, and trips to Long Island, Brooklyn, and (hopefully) the Hamptons. I’ll do my best to keep you all updated along the way, but in the mean time, CHEERS!

congratulations again, A!

congratulations again, A!

hehehe (that's my twin! she loves bubble tea!)

hehehe (that’s my twin! she loves bubble tea!)

 

bye bye my ny!

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Today is my last day in the city (how did that happen?!) — my two week visit has flown by and I have had an amazing time through and through. I caught up with great friends, bopped around the city, logged some office hours, squeezed in some shopping, and thought a lot about my future. I’m an upstate girl at heart, but the city is calling to me and I really think I might end up here after school… I’m loving being in college right now (and am so thankful that I still have 50 weeks left!), but it’s all about figuring out what I like best and what I need to do to lead a happy life. I loved Manhattan in the summer and the island definitely passed my fall/winter test during these past two weeks. I’m beyond psyched to see my twin sister and my family for the holidays, but I know I’ll be dreaming about a pretty city during my down time…

Until next time, beautiful borough! XXOO, C

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holiday market

the holiday market at columbus circle

the holiday market at columbus circle

Granted, Manhattan is not lacking when it comes to places to shop this holiday season, but if you’re in the city and you’re looking for something a little different I totally recommend checking out the Holiday Market at Columbus Circle. Set up right outside of Central Park, the Market is the perfect place to find unique crafts for everyone on your Christmas list! They have everything from hand-made jewelry and gorgeous ornaments to one-of-a-kind paintings and a delicious assortment of food. Definitely check it out — if not to buy, at least to meet some of NYC’s most creative and crafty!

happy shoppers seek souvenirs beneath the skyscrpers

happy shoppers seek souvenirs beneath the skyscrapers

falalalalalaaaa ahhhhh i adore it!

falalalalalaaaa ahhhhh i adore it!

 

i miss my park

This summer the commute from my Upper West Side apartment to my Midtown office took virtually the same amount of time whether I was walking or taking the subway, so most days I walked! In the morning I would walk the fastest route possible (straight down Broadway, left at 55th, then right to AB), but in the afternoons I often walked, winded, and wandered my way through Central Park before I cut over just one and a half blocks to my abode. Although I’m happy to be back at school and back on our beautiful Union campus, I must admit: I miss my park!