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August 2015

hiking in the ringwood manor state park

August 23, 2015

Get ready for some pictures.

This trip was spontaneous to say the least. Yes, it was planned a few weeks earlier but what we were exactly doing, no one knew until the day before. To be honest, I was pretty stressed out about this. Everything ended up working out but we did run into a few bumps along the way.

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my favourite place in the city: lincoln center

August 18, 2015

Someone once asked me, what is your favourite part of the city? I thought about it for a bit. There are too many places that I love in this city. Should I pick Union Square, where I spent my first summer in the city? Should I pick the East Village/St. Marks, where I spend my days and nights eating? Then it hit me, the place that made me happiest in the city was Lincoln Center. Walking around that area brings me so much joy. I can’t help but smile each time I walk through that area.

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kykuit: the rockefeller estates

August 16, 2015

Today, I made the trek out to Sleepy Hollow to see the Kykuit aka the Rockefeller Estates. It’s fairly easy to get there. I took the Metro-North train from Grand Central to Tarrytown (Hudson line). It’s a nice ride going there since the train runs along the Hudson River. Definitely a day trip worth doing! I’m probably going back again in November for all the Halloween events that Sleepy Hollow has.

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Summer Streets + exploring the Villages

August 15, 2015

This morning, Joanna called me at 7 am to make sure I was meeting her at the top of Summer Streets. One of my weaknesses is definitely waking up in the mornings. I struggled to roll out of bed, down my loft to my apartment. I’m glad I did because we ended up running 3.36 miles. Why so specific? The most I’ve run is 1.25 miles without stopping, so I’ve doubled my distance. I’m training for the Nike San Francisco Half Marathon in October so technically I should be picking up my distance. Honestly, I think it’s all in my head.

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the windy city, chicago

August 13, 2015

since it’s thursday, i thought it’d be appropriate to have a throwback thursday post! last fall, i visited chicago for a weekend. i was super excited because i’ve always wanted to go there. so many of my friends posted pictures on facebook of chicago and naturally i wanted to have those same pictures. if my memory serves me correctly, i visited chicago in october. first, i must say that i was dumb and took the phrase windy city way too lightly. i only brought a trench coat and was legitimately freezing the three days i was there. i ended up wearing all the clothes i brought in one day, aka had like 4 layers of sweaters on and was still freezing. nonetheless, i enjoyed the city so much, i would actually consider moving there.

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making my way to the top {of the rock}

August 12, 2015

i have a love hate relationship with touristy places in the city. new york definitely has some amazing tourist attractions-central park, times square, ellis island, etc. those places are truly one of a kind and things you must see and do in nyc. i love them for it but ugh the tourists. i hate them so much. but i was one.  there’s nothing wrong with visiting the city, taking pictures, posting it on instagram and proving you were there. that’s awesome. i’m all for it. but when tourists come in the thousands, i mean literally thousands, you really do hate your life. the last thing i want, at the end of the day, is to be pushed/blocked by crowds of people while i’m trying to get home. the point is, i don’t like them.

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the new york botanical gardens 💙

August 10, 2015

this place is literally magical. only about an hour away from my apartment, it literally feels like you’re in a different state or part of the world. the new york botanical gardens are not only beautiful, but EMPTY.

i live right next to central park. half a block away lies the luscious 843 acre park that new yorkers and tourists have come to know. it’s beautiful, don’t get me wrong, but crowded like no other during the summer months. i love the park, but sometimes, i don’t love the people.

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