I really need to get more regular about writing these weekly roundups! I love reading and writing these sorts of posts, so I really hope do them more often.
This week was a lot of fun! It was our second to last week of work before our 2-week summer vacation, so things are definitely winding down at the gallery, which is really nice.
On Wednesday night, Evan and I went out for dinner at an Italian restaurant on the Upper East Side called 83 1/2 with his sister to celebrate Evan’s birthday with her. I definitely recommend it if you’re in the area and craving some good Italian food. The bread was delicious and crispy, and I got the porcini tortellini with peas and prosciutto. We also split a watermelon salad, and then had the “cremisu” for dessert, which is like tiramisu but with burnt nutella on top!
On Friday night, my best friend and I met up in mid-town for a night of pure girliness (our specialty). First we stopped at Nanoosh for a quick dinner of Mediterranean food. Then we went to a beauty store in K-Town called Besfren, which my best friend discovered and we’ve been meaning to go to for ages! It has an amazing selection of Korean beauty products, and we spent a VERY long time there being indecisive and then buying SO. MUCH. STUFF. You can expect a post on everything I got later this week 🙂
After the beauty store, we went to their adorable ice cream/cafe store next store and OH MY GOODNESS! They sell the cutest, most delicious matcha taro ice cream in the world. It comes with a flower! Look at it!!!!!
After devouring our amazing ice cream, we went to the Morgan Library & Museum, which I had never been to before. And I was blown away! We did a lap around the Gainsborough exhibition, then went through the handwriting exhibition. It was amazing. I took so many pictures and was delighted to see handwritten letters and notes from Sigmeund Freud, Al Capone, Marcel Proust, Audrey Hepbubrn, and here’s a really funny one of a doodle that Napoleon did on a list of religious employees that he wanted to replace. Freaking Napoleon!!!
We also stopped to see the Thiebaud exhibition. He’s one of my favorite artists, so this was magnificent to see.
Then we stopped at the Medieval Monsters exhibition, which gave us existential crises. Two of my favorites were this very grim depiction of the martyrdom of St Bartholomew, and this mandrake:
Last but not least, we looked through the permanent collection. It was breathtakingly beautiful! We were, of course, obsessed with the library:
On Saturday we had two friends visiting from out of town! So Evan and I gave them the grand tour of the Upper East Side. We started with brunch at our fave brunch spot, then headed over to Central Park. We took them through the park to see the boat pond, zoo, statues, and general park-ness. Then we showed them the plaza, then did some window shopping on Madison avenue, and walked down the Grand Central. Guys! We took them to the whispering corners, which I had never done before, and I was freaking out because it actually really works and is so cool! I would recommend trying it if you ever have the chance. Also, one of my favorite tidbits about Grand Central: if you look at the corner of the astrological ceiling near one of the four corners, you will see a small rectangular patch of grime. That’s from before they cleaned the ceiling when people smoked cigarettes inside! They kept it for conservation purposes.
We ended the day by grabbing hamburgers at JG Melon! Ev and I had a fantastic day spending time with them 🙂
Sunday was my errands day. We got bagels in the morning, and then I went shopping for shorts for Florida. I stopped at 5-8 stores, but only found a pair that fit me in The Gap. I swear, it’s impossible to find clothes for my body type. The whole process was really frustrating. I spent the rest of the day cleaning, meal prepping, and checking things off my to do list. I’m spending tonight eating ravioli and continuing season two of Sex and the City.
And that’s it for now! I’m so excited for vacation next week!
Thanks for reading!