2014: The Year of “See Ya Later’s” (Updated 12/15/14)

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2014

As with each year, brought with it a myriad of new opportunities, new friends and new memories, but it also brought a whole bunch of going away parties and tears too. This year I have had to say “See Ya Later” to my two rocks: Cynthia and Morgan, in the SAME MONTH, (you can read about that here), my main girls Jassmine and Nia, new friend Krystina, and Michelle (but she came back). These girls each hold special places in my heart and my life. And I take comfort in the fact that it is indeed a “See Ya Later” and not a “goodbye.”

Below are a few snapshots of the fun we got into in the city or all around the country this year.

*edit: Since publishing this post last week, I’ve had to say “See Ya Later” to another friend. Willow is on her way to Africa once again 😦

Grand total of “See Ya Later’s”: 6

Friends who have returned: 1

The feeling of love I have for them all: Priceless

Ciao 🙂

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Two Peas in a Pod

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A major reason why I was MIA last month, is because my Dad was in town! We got to spend a long weekend together, visiting museums, eating amazing food, watching great theatre, and having a large slice of home at Stella Adler when my first class of acting students took the stage. I don’t want to gush about how great the visit was, how I had not seen Dad since February, yada yada yada. Instead, I’ll do what I do best, show you in pictures!!!

Wandering Wednesday

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Where on earth have I been? Taking a mini-break from the blog that’s where! I admit I fell off the blog-o-sphere for two weeks there, but with good reason. Sometimes I just need to stop recording everything that’s happening to me and instead fully experience what’s happening to me. This has been a spectacularly busy month for me, and there are still two days to go! This week’s Wandering Wednesday features pictures from my walk up 6th Avenue from Herald Square to Bryant Park, photos taken in the Financial District, and a few shots from my trip to Philadelphia. Hope you enjoy!

Ciao 🙂

It’s a Family Affair

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Hard to believe that it was only two weeks ago when I found myself in Paradise! The Eppes Family Vacation happens every two years on the coast of North Carolina in an area called the Outer Banks (OBX). If you happened to stop by on my week away, you noticed my Instagram feed was filled with sunrises, beach photos, and the like, but not too much of any one thing. That’s because I saved the bulk of my photos for you, my readers!

This first post will feature all of the pictures I managed to take of and with family while away. I hope you enjoy this photo collage, as much as I have enjoyed selecting the photos to post.

#About Last Week

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The first week of September brimmed full with countless friendship dates and celebrations. As the transition begins, from summer to fall, many of my friends were either about to say “see you later” or “just dropping in!” So for today’s post, check out this recap, in words and photos, of my pretty full social calendar last week!

Monday September 1st:

Happy Hour Drinks with Kyla (finally back in the city after a summer of work and travel away) and Kathleen (who has been super busy with her new post-grad job and travel, as well). So great to see the gals on the first of the month to catch up, be dumbfounded by the idea that we had basically met 7 years ago this month, and chatted about what to do for Kyla’s birthday on Friday.

Tuesday September 2nd:

Attended a “see ya later” party for my friend Krystina at The Corner Social. I met Krystina during The Messiah Complex I did this past spring and am sad to see her go, to LA, of all places (grrr California keeps taking my friends) to get her acting into full gear. It was great to meet other close friends of hers sorry to see her leave, but definitely supportive of the move and all the great things headed her way.

Wednesday September 3rd:

My calendar listed Wednesday as, “Chloe Day!” in all caps because Chloe was in the city on a quick trip from LA (grrr). I haven’t seen the gal in almost a year and to top it off not only did I get to see her, but Greg and Aidan joined in on the fun. Considering I haven’t seen Greg in almost two years and we both live in the city is outrageous! and Aidan had just come back into town after a summer of theatre in Maine. So good to see them all and we even ended up at Adler for words of wisdom and reflection from Jimmy Tripp, our master Shakespeare professor before parting ways. All in all, a good hump day.

That evening, another “see you later” took place at The Corner Social (it’s a favorite neighborhood spot) with Jason and Chris. Jason is off to do “To Kill A Mockingbird” in Virginia and wanted to have a drink and chat before heading off. So good to see him (why I didn’t take a photo of him I’m not sure) and know he will knock the audience’s socks off, per usual.

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Chris and I, at Jason’s see you later.

Friday September 5th:

Kyla’s Birthday was Friday and with it came another opportunity to hang with college friends and have a good time! I got to see Aidan and Kathleen again, finally saw Myles after what seemed like an eternity, Nolan, Trevor and Julia. Good drinks, Trivial Pursuit, Connect Four, walking down NYU memory lane, and making a dance floor in the bar made it a great night! Love them all and so glad I got to see them.

Sunday September 7th:

And last but certainly not least, hung out with AJ out in Brooklyn for a little Sunday football fun. My Saints didn’t get a win this week, but the overstimulation of EVERY game playing in the bar was pretty sweet. Don’t think I could make it an every week kind of practice, but being able to watch all of my fantasy team players live was great all the same.

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Maybe I should have titled September, Social September? But all in all, it was great jumpstart to the month before work (yes) takes over my schedule once again.

Have a great Monday!

Ciao 🙂

Wandering Wednesday

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This week’s Wandering Wednesday features photos from City Hall Park in the Financial District, meandering at dusk in the Flatiron District, the bridge from Brooklyn back into Manhattan and photos from the Charles James Exhibit now showing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Bonus: I accidentally stumbled upon a Banksy piece on the side of DSW on 79th and Broadway after drinks with my cousin Lauren, a few weeks ago.

Ciao 🙂