Autumn in New York

First of all, I want to apologize to all of my wonderful friends who have been waiting patiently for another blog entry. I’m happy all of you are reading this. The last few weeks have been hectic but exciting! The cold weather is finally moving into the city. The highs don’t get out of the 60’s and it has finally started feeling like fall. A few weekends ago, Allyson and I took a train to upstate New York and spent the weekend with our friend Tony. We went to DuBois Farms and had the chance to pick apples and pumpkins. We drank hot apple cider and enjoyed our time out on the farm! The night before we went to Headless Horseman- an old farm full of haunted houses and scary hayrides. What a great autumn-themed weekend!

I’ve been loving my time interning at Fuse. It has been a big change but I’m enjoying every second. I work with some great people and I’m learning a lot about the company. It has been really cool to turn on Fuse and see the work I’ve done appear on TV.

I’ve been spending a lot of time cooking and baking. I forgot how therapeutic it can be after a long day at work. I recently made some delicious apple crisp with the apples I picked in upstate New York. If you ever have any good recipes, send them my way!

Last week, I got the chance to meet one of my favorite female celebrities, Hilary Duff! She was doing a book signing for her new book Elixir at the Borders in Columbus Circle. I purchased her book and waited about an hour and a half in line. I was absolutely thrilled to meet her! We sure had an interesting 30 second conversation. I walked up to Hilary and asked her if she was going to be making any more music in the future. She looked at me as if she couldn’t say much about her future music projects so I said “It’s okay if you can’t say anything.” And Hilary thought I said “It’s okay if you can’t sing!” I corrected her, took a picture, and ran off embarrassed. In my quick meeting, I insulted one of my favorite celebrities. I won’t soon forget that conversation!

This past weekend, my mom came up to visit me! We started off our weekend at Peanut Butter & Co- a little peanut butter themed restaurant in Greenwich Village. I had an amazing sandwich called The Elvis- honey, peanut butter, banana, and bacon! We walked around Washington Square and found my Uncle Roger’s old apartment where he lived in the 1970’s while attending NYU. Allyson’s family was also in town so we met them for dinner in Little Italy and had pastries afterwards at the wonderful Ferrara’s Bakery. We spent the next day shopping and having lunch in Chelsea. We visited American Girl Place, had cupcakes at Magnolia’s Bakery, and stopped by some West Village vintage shops. On Sunday, we got the chance to see Chicago on Broadway. We bought rush tickets and ended up with front row seats- such great luck!

I have come to love exploring the city. I feel like you see something new every time you walk around. I can’t believe I have been here for over 2 months now. This has been quite an adventure, and as Frank Sinatra would say…”the best is yet to come!”


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