I’ll be the first one to admit it, I never understood the function of a turtleneck sweater until I moved to New York City. Growing up in Hawaii, I always wrote them off as hot, bulky, and most of all itchy. But alas, when it’s 30 degrees outside and you want something that’s going to double as both a sweater and scarf then it’s turtlenecks to the rescue. On the agenda today was class downtown, then I decided to walk back to explore my neighborhood. Especially in NYC, there’s so much you can miss by just taking cabs and the subway, so I decided I’d take the city by foot and I’m so glad I did. I found out that there’s a Soul Cycle not even a block from me (yay), a grilled cheese shop next door, and the best massage place (they have a special right now for $39 for 60 minutes — not sure how that’s possible but I’m not complaining). I’m so excited for the weather to supposedly get a little warmer this weekend, but until then you can find me in my turtleneck!
One of the main reasons I wanted to move to New York City was the energy. When I’m here, I always feel like there’s never a shortage of things to do, people to meet, restaurants to try, and places to see. I’ve only been here a week and yet I feel like I’ve already crossed so many things off my list including seeing a broadway show, stuffing my face with Shake Shack, having a cocktail at a speakeasy and walking the highline in Chelsea (and getting a really cheap foot massage after!). The fact that it’s just the tip of the iceberg keeps me constantly excited. Winter storm Jonas hit NYC last night and we made the best of it by playing in the street outside my apartment on sixth avenue since all the roads were closed. I start my classes at NYU tomorrow and I’m excited and nervous and scared all at the same time. I’ll keep you posted on how it goes!
^^best chocolatey oatmeal for breakfast on a cold day!
Before I left for New York City (I officially moved into my new apartment today) I had the opportunity to try on some FireCushion diamonds at The Wedding Ring Shop in Kakaako–and what girl doesn’t love the sound of that? When they asked me if I wanted to come check out their latest rings, my answer was immediately yes. What puts FireCushion a cut above the rest is that they’re extremely rare (less than 1 out of 1000 Cushions worldwide are certified Ex Ex Cushion Brilliant by the GIA), more brilliant, and my favorite feature — you get a much bigger look for your money because they’re at least 15% bigger than typical cushion cut diamonds of the same weight. Before you ask, nope, I’m not getting engaged, but when I do it’ll be FireCushion all the way.