August 23, 2013

That Time We Got Locked Out

Shelby and I had an interesting night last night. We started our evening at the Gramercy Theater for a Lawson concert. The concert was great and we had a great evening...until we got back to our apartment. We returned to our building and found the the lock outside was broken. Our keys wouldn't even go into the lock. By this point it was after midnight and our management office was long closed. We tried ringing buzzers for every other apartment in the building hoping someone would let us in but everyone was asleep. We quickly realized our options were very slim. We tried calling a few hotels thinking we could just get a room for the night but the handful that we called were all booked up so we decided to go with option B and just find somewhere to hang out until the morning. Luckily there is a 24 hour pharmacy down the block so we went and grabbed some activities and headed to a diner on our block that is also open 24 hours. In our delirium we took tons of pictures documenting our homelessness.

12:15 AM - Locked Out

1:50 AM - Diner

The plus side of being the only customers at a diner at 2 AM- undivided attention from our waitress and food arrival less than 5 minutes after being ordered. 

Some of our fun activities we picked up at Duane Reade to pass the time

2:20 AM - Doodling

3:40 AM - We've resulted to taking middle school level quizzes from teeny bopper magazines

4:15 AM - still going 

 5:00 AM - back on our stoop (our paper had already arrived!)

So exhausted

5:35 AM - we've relocated to Starbucks

 This magazine knows exactly how I'm feeling

6:10 AM - We're back in!!

Now off to get a couple hours sleep before work

So that's the story of how Shelby and I were homeless for a night. It was an adventure but one I hope not to experience again. ha ha.

Until Next Time

August 18, 2013

A Day at the Beach

This weekend Shelby and I finally made it to the beach. It's something we've been talking about doing all summer but we just hadn't made it happen yet. the beautiful thing about living in Manhattan is that you are about an hour away from so many different beaches. It was the perfect weather for a beach day- sunny and about 82 degrees. It's been about a year since our last Coney Island adventure so we decided a trip out there was the perfect Saturday activity. We'd love to share some photos if you'd like to see:

Such a beautiful day

The beach wasn't super crowded which was very nice

Ready for some relaxation

You can't go to Coney Island without a stop at Nathan's

Yay for cheese fries! 

There were some very interesting kites being flown. See the witch on the broomstick? 

There was a sandcastle contest happening and this castle with the dolphins was really cool

Hope y'all had a great weekend!
Until Next Time

August 9, 2013

One Year

 It's officially been one year since We've been living in the city together. It's also been one year since we started this here little blog. In some ways I can't believe it's been a year already and in other ways looking back at all of the things we have done this past year it feels like so much longer. We both love living here so much and are so happy to be spending our days and nights in this wonderful place. To celebrate the one year mark we went to brunch at Alice's Tea Cup. Anyone that knows us will not be surprised we celebrated by going to tea, ha ha. We took some photos of our lovely upper east side neighborhood along the way and we thought we would share our little corner of the world with you today. 

Until Next Time