Daily Delights (Look-back Sept ’19 until Feb 2020)

I was working on drafting an article for something else I’m working on and was having a hard time recalling dates and I couldn’t find any reference on my fav social media platform, Instagram, either which made me realize that I don’t post often (though I do post a lot of stories but then I forget to save them and they’re gone foreverrrrr).

Therefore, I’m recapping some of my fav moments over the past several months:

I love my friends. From whiskey tasting at Single Barrel Social in Brighton with Becca, to dressing up for Halloween and going to the bar to watch a boxing match with Tiffers, to getting fancy for cocktails at Saks, we always have a blast.
Two recent Broadway shows we’ve seen are Moulin Rouge and Jagged Little Pill. We saw Post Malone perform at MSG. We went to a few basketball games including the Nets vs. Lakers to watch Lebron crush it. We also got to see Jerry Seinfeld’s comedy show.
Kev’s Aunt Kat directed a documentary called Animation Outlaws on Spike and Mike, the OGs of animation, that was shown at the Woodstock film festival, so Kev and I made a weekend trip out of it to support her.
Our friend Lauren got married so we made the trip to SF to celebrate.
Right before the start of the Philly Half Marathon and after.
Kevin completed his first Half Marathon in the 2019 Philly Half and I finished my second and got a PR! Kev and I crossed the finish line holding hands, clocking in at 1:45:38. Our average split was about 8:03/mi. The last time I ran the New York Half Marathon was in 2014 and I finished at 1:46:36. It was a very proud moment for the both of us.
ABC’s annual skating party at Rockefeller. I got a pic with my favorite meteorologist, WABC’s Lee Goldberg this year!
This year I got involved in the organization Girls on the Run which provides a physical activity based positive youth development program for young girls. I was a SoleMate for the Philly Half a raised money for the organization. I also participated in their end-of-the-year 5k run as a “Sparkle runner” running alongside and cheering on the girls. It’s nice to give back while also doing something I enjoy.
I had a summit for work in Orlando so Kev joined me for the weekend to go to Disney World Park. We went to Epcot and had a nice day running around–it was my first time at the park as an adult! It was also a good excuse for me to get a Mickey shirt from Gucci’s latest collection 😉
Kev and I have had fun trying afternoon tea spots around the city. From left to right: Pembroke Room in the Lowell Hotel, BG Restaurant at Bergdorf’s, and Gotham Lounge at The Peninsula
I wanted a Cartier Love ring to wear on vacations instead of my engagement ring, so I got one with a single diamond and wear it every day. A few months later, Kevin read a biography on the Cartier family and was impressed so he wanted something from Cartier as well. We upgraded his wedding band to a simple white gold band with a subtle Cartier engraving which he now wear every day as well. I also splurged on a panther ring that I’ve had my eye on for the past several years. It’s a statement piece but I plan to wear it as often as possible. I LOVE it and feel very proud that I was able to buy it for myself.
I have been obsessed with the Orbicular Burrfish since the first time I saw it almost four years ago when we went diving in Indonesia, but after seeing my little dudes again this past Christmas on our dive trip, it further reinforced that I wanted it as my next tattoo. Mr. K at Bang Bang did my octopus tattoo back in 2018 and he is one of the best tattoo artists in the world, so I wanted him to do my next sea critter. I shared pictures of the Orbicular Burrfish with him and he turned it into a cuter version. I love it!

1H 2017 Broadway Shows

I realize I haven’t done a post on the Broadway shows I’ve seen since the start of the new year, so below are the shows I’ve seen over the past several months. I saw a variety of shows–some were musicals and some were dramas–but I enjoyed all of them, so I can’t pick a favorite but if I had to choose one musical and one drama it would be 1984 and Miss Saigon (with Sunset Boulevard a close second for best musical).

February-Beautiful The Carole King Musical

My friend Kelly invited me to see Beautiful the musical about Carole King’s life. I really enjoyed it because I grew up with my mom playing Carole King songs so they were familiar to me.  Jessie Mueller who played Carole did a fantastic job–I loved her voice. I also didn’t know King’s life story, so it was very interesting. I definitely felt for her. She was much more patient than I could ever be with her love life.

February – Sunday in the Park with George

I read an article in The New York Times or somewhere about a limited showing of Sunday in the Park with George starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Since Jakey G is Kev’s man crush, I jumped on getting tickets. It wasn’t the best show I’ve ever been to but it wasn’t bad. I didn’t realize it was a musical but I didn’t mind hearing Jake sing 😉 I was actually more interested in learning more about the French pointillist painter Georges Seurat and his famous painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. Similar to Beautiful the Carole King Musical, it was interesting to get the backstory on what went on behind the scenes in someone’s work.

May – Sunset Boulevard

I saw another show with my friend Kelly in May. I was super stoked to see Sunset Boulevard starring Glenn Close because I had heard good things about it. She did not disappoint. It was a great show and I loved the plot.

June – Miss Saigon

Kev took me to see Miss Saigon in June. Miss Saigon was nominated for a 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical and the main actress Eva Noblezada was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical. I absolutely loved the show and think Noblezada has an angelic voice. The show also inspired me to get the book ‘The Sympathizer,’ by Viet Thanh Nguyen (I still have not read it but it’s on the top of my list!).

The Little Foxes

Since Kev took me to see Miss Saigon, I took him to see The Little Foxes on Broadway a few weeks later starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon. It was pretty good but a little too long. I think it’s cool that Linney and Nixon switch playing the opposite sister in different shows.

July – 1984

Man oh man was 1984 a shock. I had to read the book when I was in high school but I kind of forgot what it was about. It wasn’t really necessary to brush up on the plot though because the show would have been alarming regardless. I was excited that we had really good seats for this one so I could see the fake blood and facial expressions more closely. Olivia Wilde and Tom Sturridge were fantastic in it as well; I was really impressed with their performance. I don’t want to give too much away, but it was definitely one of the most shocking shows I’ve been to, partly because as everyone is saying, it feels close to home. Here is a good article NPR wrote about it.