Vitamin Dre

seven days in nyc

travelled the wrong direction on the subway. twice.
watched the most spectacular fireworks display ever, while listening to katy perry and kenny chesney perform without being in the audience.
watched the tour de france avec ma soeur et mon frere.
eaten almost every imaginable cuisine. 
strolled through a gallery or two. 
saw john hamm and kristen wig leaving the star studded club below our wednesday night takeout spot. 
befriended fellow yogis. 
soaked up the sun on a beach in long island.
skipped the line at a club, escorted to a table inside with free drinks, felt like a socialite ;).
visited the upper east side, hells kitchen, battery park, chelsea, nolita, soho, east village, west village, murray hill - to name a few. 
cried during the bachelorette.
sang happy birthday to a stranger in a packed peanut sized killer indian restaurant.
annd slept on a delicious leather couch, nightly.  


Going to Move, Moving, Have Moved

Moving has multiple meanings:
1. Changing position.
2. Arousing deep emotion. 

On my plane ride to NYC a week and a day ago, I started thinking about the verb, ‘move’.
Speaking to the stranger on my right and smiling to my familiar friend (sister) on my left, I was, at that moment, MOVING.
Like, flying… from one city to another… with my belongings contained in two checked bags underneath me, and one smaller one tucked above. 
I’m guilty of occasionally living in the past or the future. Fretting over what is done, worrying about what’s to come.
But in this moment, I was submerged in now.
Both changing position and arousing deep emotion.  
Leaving home, comfort, familiar behind. Heading towards new, crowded, unpredictable.
And it was all on my own accord.

This moment felt like the beginning of a new chapter in my book of life and I couldn’t be more ready to start inking the pages. 


And what a great show they put on! #nyc #thebestofthebest
good:

Meet the Pro Pyro Behind The Biggest Fireworks Show in The Country
His headquarters are in an old WWII munitions facility an hour’s drive east of Los Angeles. Here he coordinates some of the grandest of fireworks shows, like the mile-wide aerial spectacle that will light up the New York City skyline tonight. We talked to Jim Souza, who shared some of the tricks of the trade that he stores deep in a vault in the desert.
Read the interview at GOOD.is

And what a great show they put on! #nyc #thebestofthebest

good:

Meet the Pro Pyro Behind The Biggest Fireworks Show in The Country

His headquarters are in an old WWII munitions facility an hour’s drive east of Los Angeles. Here he coordinates some of the grandest of fireworks shows, like the mile-wide aerial spectacle that will light up the New York City skyline tonight. We talked to Jim Souza, who shared some of the tricks of the trade that he stores deep in a vault in the desert.

Read the interview at GOOD.is


July is for Yoga

Today was Day 1 of a month-long yoga teacher training intensive at a studio in Hells Kitchen. I can already tell this is going to be an amazing month of self discovery and growth!  One of the best parts of today was making my first big-city-friends! Let me tell you a little bit about my new asana crew.

There’s Norma, a 50-something delightful Hindu woman who, when asked to complete the sentence “I am the one who…” chose “LOVES NORMA!” 
There’s Jamie, a social worker from Long Island who already invited me to the beach! 
Vanessa - a teacher at a school in Brooklyn.
Matt, the struggling actor-dancer-singer with whom I shared my seaweed snacks.
There’s Tsipi, a spirited young girl with a really cool name.
Laura, a recent grad school graduate who also went abroad to Australia.
Jess lives in Jersey with her parents and is trying to figure life out.
Georgia is studying classical voice at IU.

The ability to make friends and build a supportive community here is something I have anxiety about. But after today, I have a newfound sense of hope and belonging. More to come…


I look out the window and I see the lights and the skyline and the people on the street rushing around looking for action, love, and the world’s greatest chocolate chip cookie, and my heart does a little dance.

— Nora Ephron, Heartburn (via rachelelizj)


mmm mmm MMMMMMM.
Saw this movie for the 2nd time tonight. I know its getting terrible reviews, but you can’t deny the fact that TC looks HOT, has a killer rock voice, and does some bad ass acting. And the music… He’s my new rock god. xo stacie jaxx!

mmm mmm MMMMMMM.

Saw this movie for the 2nd time tonight. I know its getting terrible reviews, but you can’t deny the fact that TC looks HOT, has a killer rock voice, and does some bad ass acting. And the music… He’s my new rock god. xo stacie jaxx!