September 30, 2018

New York Adventures, Month Four

When is it no longer an adventure, and when does it become just regular life? 


1. I came back from Labor Day weekend, and we went straight into Winter 2020 pre-launch. It's gonna be a solid list. I'm uncertain if I'll work on any of the titles, but they all sound great.
2. I learned how to do a few new tasks, including mailings and applying for CIP data, which is so cool and useful.
3. Still organizing the editorial shelves. We haven't even fully tackled the picture books yet.


1. I tried a new sandwich at Maman. It didn't go well. Definitely sticking to my favorite waffles, or maybe an omelette, from now on when I go there for brunch.
2. As much as I miss Steak 'n' Shake and Culver's burgers, I really like Shake Shack burgers.
3. I've been cooking in my dorm kitchen a bit now. And I can bake again, since there are ovens and not just cook tops!
4. I checked out Spot Dessert Bar and it was so good??? I'll torture y'all with pictures.
(chocolate matcha lava cake)

(a dessert called The Harvest, which has cheesecake, fruit, meringues, Oreo crumbs, raspberry sorbet, and black rose milk tea to pour over)

(Golden Toast - so light and fluffy OH MY GOSH)

5. I also went to The Blue Stove pie shop up in Williamsburg. Excellent pie and quiche. In case those dessert pics above weren't torture enough...
(zucchini and Pecorino quiche)

(raspberry and nectarine pie)

6. New Urban Eats are popping up for fall, and Morgan and I went to the one in the Garment District. I got chicken, rice, and a mixture of other things from Baba, and it was sooo yummy. There were a few other spots there I wanted to try, but we also want to visit the markets at Herald Square and Madison Square, so we'll see!


1. I checked out the Union Square Barnes & Noble for the first time. It's so big, and the YA section is pretty great.
2. I went to the launch event for Rebecca Serle's The Dinner List, and I'm pretty sure I was the youngest person in the room, haha. I did happen to see some other big-name YA authors in the room - Adam Silvera, Jenny Han, Leila Sales, and Lauren Oliver to name a few.
3. I went to the Brooklyn Book Fest on the 16th and forgot to take any pictures, even though I attended four YA panels and walked around the booths. 
4. Later today (or earlier, depending on when you're reading this post, haha), I'm going to Mackenzi Lee's event for The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy at Books of Wonder. 


1. Although not technically in New York, I saw Niall Horan's tour! I went home for Labor Day weekend, and he had a show up in the D.C. area. It was a totally different experience from the Taylor Swift concerts I've been to, but I loved it anyways. Niall is one of my favorites, so why wouldn't I?

2. I saw Wicked again. Still just as good.
3. I saw Waitress again, too, and Nicolette Robinson was fantastic! (Also, don't hate me, but Drew Gehling couldn't live up to Erich Bergen, even if he was the OBC Dr. Pomatter.)


1. The roommate and I walked around our neighborhood a bit, mostly to and from the ferry piers on our way to Red Hook Winery. It's so pretty here.
2. Bits and pieces of the East Village. It's full of drunk college students on Friday nights, and, honestly, they can all chill.
3. The Morgan Library and Museum - I met up with a friend from work one Friday evening because the Morgan has free hours. We were utterly in our bookish element.
4. Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Can't wait to see what it looks like once they finish constructing several sections.
5. Williamsburg - I saw a teeny bit of the outer parts of this neighborhood whilst visiting The Blue Stove. It has a totally different vibe than the other neighborhoods I've seen so far.

I'm really looking forward to fall in the city! Also another friend is coming to visit in a few weeks, so I can't wait to show her around. ^.^


  1. It's no longer an adventure when you start viewing it as merely mundane.

    Glad to hear you're still doing well! I have to ask, though . . . is that a potted plant on the plate in your picture of the Harvest?

    1. *insert laughing-crying emoji* My mom and a few other friends asked the same question. That's the dessert! It's served like dirt pudding, and they made it look suuuuper realistic!

    2. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. That's attention to detail that I aspire to. xD Thanks for clarifying!


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