i’ll tell you something, it’s freaking november 4th and somehow it was 72 degrees outside yesterday in new york city! it just feels weird to have this incredibly warm and pleasant weather this time of year. i’m not about to complain about it, because how unreal and amazing is 72 degree weather in new york city in november?! but in the same breath, it’s terribly confusing for me. i’m seeing christmas decor popping up in window displays and lights being strung around the city and i guess i’m just not used to experiencing these sorts of things without a coat and mittens and a hat on my head. it’s just strange is all!
anyway, on monday evening, louise messaged me that she was in nyc! i just adore her, but she lives in london and we’d never met before although we’d been trying to get together and schedules just never seemed to align. you all know how much i love meeting my internet friends in real life! incredible women doing amazing things and i just fan girl all over the place. anyway, louise suggested ice skating at bryant park, and even though my mind and body were confused the entire time by skating around a festive rink without at heavy coat on, we had a great time. eleanor and samson are all about the skates right now! it’s amazing how determined they are to just get out there, let go of anyone’s hand and GO! i’m so proud of them! i gripped all the wrong muscles something awful on the ice, so of course my body isn’t loving me right now. but i’m anxious to get back out there soon because the kids had the best time, and i love seeing them so happy.
a few photos…
we grabbed dinner afterwards together at a nearby burger place we used to frequent in midtown because it was by josh’s old office building. not pictured is drew, louise’s friend who is equally nice and wonderful but i neglected to get a photo of. if you don’t already follow louise’s youtube channel, she’s one of our favorite vloggers because she’s so genuine and witty and fun to follow along with. the kids keep pulling pretend fairies out of their pockets and sending them into the sky thanks to her. haha! unfortunately i don’t think i can get behind the whole leaving fairy dust (glitter) at their nursery door while they sleep like she does for her sweet daughter, because cleaning up glitter is the worst in my opinion, but the fairy game i can get behind. ;)
ps. my sweater is from & other stories and wool hat from asos. madewell jeans and similar booties here. eleanor’s dress is by sonnet james, blue hat from free people and samson’s sweatshirt is c/o kira kids.