I’m writing this post from my hotel room while outside one of those Summer thunderstorms is falling down. I love Summer storms: the smell of the rain, the color of the streets, and the refreshing sensation it leaves behind. And here in New York is not an exception (of course is not). I’m at that moment in which I love this city whether it’s rainign cats and dogs (I know I will change my mind in a few months, I’m scared of the winter here!)
This is the Second hotel in which we’re staying, so we’re still in that provisional state of mind until we access to our apartment in a week. But we’re already living in the Upper East Side, the area in which our apartment is located, so we are slowly getting used to live in such a beautiful place, getting to better know its streets and surroundings.
So this week has been mainly about walking the area and locating those places that will be part of our everyday lives: the nearest supermarket to our house (really expensive I’m afraid), the bars and restaurants, the beautiful path through the East River under the Queensboro Bridge, that we will walk a thousand times, the vet just in case – don’t Forget Porthos is the most important here -, the nearest church to our house, the route to Central Park (having it 15 minutes walking distance who would consider going to another Park?). And a hundred places more that we found appealing (those you think you will go but then you won’t ever do such).
And we devoted the weekend to the pretty Greenwich Village, that’s like getting into a film – romantic, happy and tremendously cool – to get lost into its streets (each one of them beautiful) and having lunch in a place we loved (Mémé, Mediterranean food at good price). A visit to my very favorite story, a true paradise for paper good lovers as me: Goods for the Study. And an afternoon the three of us at the Washington Square Park with live jazz music. I couldn’t ask for more.
16 days living here and we still couldn’t believe this is happening. That moment when novelty becomes routine will come, that’s for sure, but I’ve always found in the everyday normal moments the greateness of life. Let’s see what’s hidden in this New York everyday life.
Thanks for being there. Next week, more ♥