Hello, everyone! I’ll jump right into things this week. I’m very, very excited to tell you that my boyfriend and I have moved! We’ve been planning this since 2018, and it’s finally come to fruition. This past month, we packed up our apartment and drove down to South Florida to our new house!
I’ve been dying to mention this, because it’s been such a big part of my life, but wanted to wait until we dotted all of our i’s and crossed our t’s. It’s been a roller coaster of finding new cities, almost buying one house that didn’t work out, and finally designing a new house in our favorite small city in FL. I would’ve never imagined that the tail-end of this process would be during a pandemic.
We’ve been packing non-stop for the past three weeks. On Tuesday, we had our virtual walk-through, the virtual closing, the moving people came to take everything away, and then we hit the road at 3pm for the 18+ hour drive from NYC to Florida. I truly think the car ride took several years off my life. I HATE long car rides. We also hit a massive traffic jam in Delaware that added three hours to the trip. We were in dead traffic the whole time and people were walking along the highway talking to each other. At least we got to stretch our legs? The rest of the trip was pretty smooth minus an hour of rain, and we finally made it to the house at 1pm next day. Never. Again. But it was so worth it this one time.
Seeing the house for the first time was super exciting — we didn’t travel to see it during the building process because of COVID. So we got to see it for the first time this week in person, and it exceeded all expectations. I won’t be sharing many photos of the house for privacy reasons, but I hope to keep you posted when we customize our closets. We shall see.
Otherwise, it’s been a whirlwind of getting things set up. Our stuff from the NY apartment won’t get here for quite a while, so things are very minimalist around here right now!
This is a huge change for me, because I’ve lived in New York State my entire life (unless you count a semester abroad in Scotland). The water tastes different here, everyone is super relaxed, and things are a lot more slow-paced. But everyone seems to be from New York, so we feel right at home. I read somewhere that Florida is the only place that gets more northern the further south you go, and that seems to be true.
Saturday was a fun day, because we mostly took the day off from errands and our to-do lists to explore the area. We went to Mizner Park and got brunch at Max’s Grille, and I had their avocado toast. We also stopped at the beach just to see it — we weren’t prepared enough to do a morning at the beach, so we just enjoyed the view. We also explored some of the local shops and galleries, which was really nice.
I’m so excited to finally announce this, and am looking forward to getting back into a more regular publishing schedule here. Thank you for reading ❤