1.29.23

Life Lately

Hello! I can’t believe it is already the end of January — this month has felt really long and really short at the same time. I started out the month still on my “adult winter break” from work and am ending it already have taken both my first work trip and first personal trip of the year. The year is off to a great start for me already, and I am excited for the good times to continue from here.

The weather is incredible today — it’s in the 50s and I was able to get in a long walk outside for the first time in ages. Since it’s been cold, I have been going to the gym in my apartment building four or five times a week — got to get those steps in! — but I much prefer walking outside. I love the fresh air and the change of scenery, and it’s good time to think, talk on the phone with my mom and sisters, and catch up on my favorite podcasts. I don’t know about y’all, but I find  the treadmill so boring. I do it because I love the health benefits and always feel better after getting in a workout, but I, for one, am ready for spring and longer days so I can resume my after work walks.

I love pulling these life lately posts together, so I hope you enjoy — and I hope your year has been off to a great start! x
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1.27.23

A Classic White Shift Dress I’m Loving

A few weekends ago my sisters and I were at The Greenbrier, which is one my all-time favorite places. Known as ‘America’s Resort,’ it’s nestled in the small town of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, right over the state line from Virginia. The Greenbrier has a dress code — though I would say it is loosely enforced — but I love any excuse to get dressed up!  After we checked in, and enjoyed our complimentary glasses of champagne, we freshen up in our super cute room and then decided to take a walk around the resort before dinner. Jennifer and I had visited The Greenbrier five years ago, but it was Lindsey’s first time and we were excited to show her around.

One of the first stops on this unofficial tour was this gorgeous parlor at the foot of two staircases that has the most stunning yellow rose curtains. It was the perfect spot to snap some pictures of this gorgeous Classic Six Twiggy Shift Dress I picked up late last year. It’s an investment, for sure, but I have been blown away by the quality. The fabric is super thick, but comfortable, and when it arrived, it was packaged beautifully in a garment bag with a felt hanger. I will absolutely be buying from Classic Six again! I am 5’4″ and bought the regular length — since it is a ‘twiggy’ style, it is purposefully cut short, but they do have the option to order it one inch longer. I also found it runs true to size, though if you are between sizes, I would size down given the fabric has a lot of stretch.  Read more “A Classic White Shift Dress I’m Loving”

1.19.23

New York City for New Year’s Eve

Editor’s Note — if you’re looking for additional New York City recommendations, here are some other posts to check out: 

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I capped off a great year of 2023 travel with a trip to New York City for New Year’s Eve! To ring in 2022, Emma and I went down to Charleston, South Carolina for several days and had the best time, so when she invited me to join her and her cute dog, Jackson, to NYC to ring in 2023, it was a no brainer. I traveled up on the 29th of December, and came home on New Year’s Day, and it was the perfect amount of time to enjoy the city at the end of the holiday season.

Since I spend a lot of time in New York City — both for work and for personal reasons — I keep a running list of restaurants I want to try and bars I want to go to. Emma, being the great friend that she is, took my NYC bucket list and put together an amazing itinerary for my trip. We pretty much ate and drank our way through the city, and then spent time back at Emma’s apartment enjoying the classic sitcom Golden Girls and getting ready for the amazing New Year’s Eve party she hosted. It was such a fun trip, and I am excited to share where we dined with you today!
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