Friday, June 11, 2021


I'll let the photos do most of the talking today, because there are A LOT of them. Who reads blogs anymore anyway? Ha! Since it was the guys first time in NYC and they were up for pretty much anything, we hung out in SoHo mostly, where we stayed at Arlo Hotel. We spent two days visiting cute shops and eating/drinking our way around the area. It felt like such a treat to indulge and relax together, while marking off places we all wanted to visit while we were in town. Eating at Jack's Wife Freda, The Dutch, Jeffrey's Grocery, and Joe's Pizza didn't disappoint. Neither did visits to the 9/11 Memorial, the Comedy Cellar, the Little Island, Greenwich Village, The Color Factory, and Tribeca. Life felt pretty normal for the first time in over a year and it was delightfully refreshing! While it was fun to hop around the city sans kids, it made me eager to return again with Max next time. I know he'd be enchanted by all of the sights and sounds.

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Thursday, June 10, 2021



We spent last weekend in New York City with my sister and her boyfriend while my parents graciously watched the kids in Delaware. I'll share snippets from the city in tomorrow's post, but for now it's all about The Color Factory. A visit to this gem—the brain child of Jordan Ferney—has been a long-time coming for yours truly. As dramatic as this sounds, I've wanted to visit the space for years! From the moment we entered, it felt like the closest I'd come to heaven. What's not to love about being welcomed with a glitter toilet seat, confetti strewn all over a white satin floor, and macarons served from a conveyor belt? I literally squealed at the sight of it all and knew that things were only going to get better and brighter as we traveled from room to room. I just didn't realize HOW magical it would feel as you got to interact with each exhibition. I believe color is therapy and a visit here only reinforced that notion for me. For all the unknowns and disappointment I've felt over the past year, this seemed to heal all of it and acted as a salve to my soul. I'm forever grateful for this trip and the ways it made life feel normal again—a future filled with hope and the boldest of hues.

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