i’ll keep this short and sweet. today was lovely. i started out with a meeting at a new editorial with a delightful editor who i chatted with for over an hour. i then went to hang out with dusdin condren and we had a great chat; i really enjoyed his company. i ended the day with two lovely people from r/ga which was a perfect last meeting on this trip. my new-food experience today was a pub serving pumpkin ale with cinamon/sugar on the rim - quite tasty. the evening ended with a yummy dinner with my two friends.
tomorrow will be great since i’m shooting a couple of portraits in brooklyn before heading home. i’m looking forward to seeing a bit of williamsburg and getting some camera time in before hitting the tarmac.
whew, i’m a little behind with the whirlwind that i’ve had on this trip so far!
a quick recap:
friday was a wonderful day of meetings. i was able to meet a lovely new editor at women’s health, meet an old photo friend, and then catch up with one of my favorite editor clients at NYLON. i ended the day with a celebratory champagne toast and magnolia-cupcake-with-candle to start the birthday weekend off right.
saturday was our first day of birthdaying. we spend the morning working (ug) and then the afternoon and evening wandering around soho, the village, walking the high line, and then taking the path back to hoboken where we celebrated oktoberfest and had a late dinner. the highline was definitely the highlight of my day - it’s gorgeous! a must-do for anyone who hasn’t gone.
sunday was day two of birthdaying and started out a tad lazy. we finally made it to the city in the early afternoon and headed straight for the upper east side for a little vintage shopping and laduréemacarons. now i must say, i was seriously skeptical about waiting in a 45min weekend line for frickin macarons, but ohmieverloving god, they were amazing. and this is coming from me, a girl who detests macarons. heavenly. if you’re anywhere within an hour of a laduree shop (ie. nyc, paris, tokyo etc.) you should go… immediately.
today was my second day of meetings and it was a hit. mid-afternoon i was able to catch up with my editors/friends at PDN. i then got to have an impromptu delish lunch at shakeshack in madison square park which was dreamy under the sun and trees before seeing one of my favorite art buyers at draftFCB. unfortunately my photoshoot for NYLONGuys was canceled, but i know there’ll be another soon enough. i spend the last part of the evening heading up to ladurée again to score some macs for my husband who hopefully will be very excited that i’m flying them all the way home for him to taste. that is, if he’s lucky and i don’t eat them first! the evening ended with a lovely dinner with my best friend and her husband and a few hours of work.
looking forward to tomorrow’s three meetings and my last night in NYC before heading home!
it’s official, i’m here! i’m very excited because this trip was prompted by my best friend’s 30th birthday which we’re celebrating together with a weekend-o-fun. of course i’ve extended my trip a few days on either side to have meetings with NYC editors/buyers which is a perfect twofer. i’m starting out tonight by acclimating to east coast time, grabbing a bite (chicken marsala, my east coast staple!) and watching the cal game. tomorrow will kick off with a meeting with a great new editor and end with two of my favorite clients and a trip to MOMA.
as always, you can follow my updates by the tag nyc.
Whew! Things have been so busy I haven’t had time to post much. Here’s what’s been going on in the last 3-4 weeks:
- 2 shoots for Venice Magazine - 3 shoots for NYLONGuys - Shooting a ton for my new project Hush - Finishing backlog of personal retouching - Launching my completely new website! (more on that in another post) - Planning my trip to NYC and hooking up with meetings (more on that in another post too)
That’s all for now since I drafted this on an airplane, however more soon!
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.”—