Jeepers creepers I love this city. People say New Yorkers are rude and abrasive, but I am running around with the cool kids. Still hitting up all the museums, above is from a trip to MoMA. I can’t find it in my heart to appreciate modern art. With my limited scope of the artists, schools and history behind the work, I can at least appreciate the beauty of classic artwork. But modern? I can’t see the beauty of it. Maybe that’s the point. A redefinition of beauty? MoMA left me empty, but after the Frick Collection and The Guggenheim my heart was full again. The Frick Collection is fantastic. A home built to become a museum upon the death of the owner, Henry Clay Frick, you feel like you have a personal tour through one of the most beautiful homes in New York. It doesn’t have a sterile museum feel, but is welcoming and filled with hand-picked epics from Frick’s personal collection.
I’m ready to head back to the MET. I went once this fall, but had to cut my trip short to pick up my bosses’ child from school! I haven’t seen the Museum of Natural History yet, either. I live just a few stops away from the Brooklyn Museum, which I’m excited to see as well! I’ve heard some rumors of a graffiti museum that I need to check out as well. Most of the museums have a pay-what-you-wish or free day, and my friend and I have been hitting them up. Super convient to live here and not be hindered by an itinerary, especially when admission runs $20+ at some.
There are 1001 other museum guides out there, so there is no need to write my personal and uneducated views on the artwork here. Here are a few resources I’ve made use of…
Free & Discounted Museums in New York
A-Z New York Museums
It’s been about 4 months in the city. In August I had no idea that I’d be here today. 3 apartments and 2 jobs later, I am loving my life here more than ever. I’m working for a fantastic start-up and living in Brooklyn with 4 great girls! New York is just, fantastic. It’s been funny though, I’ve started crossing paths with acquaintances, seeing people I know on the train, and the city starts to seem small. But not that small :) New York is constantly changing and there is always something new to explore, especially for me, the new girl to the city. I just went to the Chelsea Market on an errand for work yesterday. So much fun. It was all I could do to not stop and browse but get back to the video shoot in a timely manner with the garlic and chef’s jacket that we needed! I’m thinking of going to a Winter Flea Market in Brooklyn this weekend, and also want to check out my neighborhood. There are a couple adorable coffee shops I need to hit up. Pull out the flannel and bring an old book, go a little hipster ;)
Thinking of little things that keep up the joy when a Thursday feels like a Monday….
- Going to 5 Napkin Burger (the classic with caramelized onions and gruyere cheese=the death of me.) and swapping stories with new friends. Everything from 23 trips to Greece to convince a dad to let a guy marry his daughter and a staged arranged marriage to getting asked out by random guys on the street…. and saying yes.
- New running shoes via Zappos!
- My new roommate who is from Mexico. She’s such a sweetheart, we speak in Spanish 95% of the time (Spanish=happy livvy), she brought me carrot cake, and got us a room for free in Times Square in a few weekends. Whaaaa?! #girlsweekend
- Going to Barnes and Noble to pick out a new journal for a project I’m starting. Simple recycled design.
- Interviewing for a post-Christmas job tomorrow morning. Eep!
- Baked sweet potato, a fried egg over wild rice with dried cherries and a balsamic salad for dinner. I miss home cooking but am getting creative with the ingredients I have! To give you an idea I used up the olive oil last week and the butter as well. I was told a pound of butter lasts for months in this apartment…. I put 2# on the last freshdirect grocery order. haha.
- Bible study with great new people from the church I’ve been attending.
- Not packing or unpacking boxes.
- Finding a plethora of size 12 shoes in Brooklyn. Cute new black boots are now in my possession.
- Down Comforters.
I saw this quote on Pinterest and wanted to play with it on photoshop with an old photo from Barcelona this summer. Not only a fun block print and tasty coffee picture (and see the croisant peeping out of the corner! It was a good one! hehe) I liked this quote because it’s a gentle reminder of what’s important in a relationship. In a big, new city it’s easy to feel a little overlooked and I find myself wishing for someone to text me good morning, chat with over coffee, or take a run in the park with. Someone to make me feel special. It’s selfish, I know. I remind myself that a good relationship should be one in which you are inspiring each other to live closer with Christ, not focused solely on one another. Like Antoine de Saint-Exupery put it,
“Life has taught us that love does not consist of gazing at each other, but looking outward in the same direction.”