Heeeellllooooo!!! I’m back in NEEEEEEEEEEEEEW YOOOOOOOOORK CITY!!!!!!!!!!!
Back to the HUSTLE and the BUSTLE! Back to dodging bikers, tourists, pigeons, and *cough* rats! New York City, take me to your pizza, your Broadway, and through your turnstile to your subway train! Take me back to swerving cabbies swearing at Uber drivers! Hit me with it!! Well, don’t hit me with your cab, please. Thanks!
Yes, NYC, I am happy to be back! Give me your loud, your grimy, and I’ll even take your sleepy guy falling on me on the train. I’ll see your garbage on the streets and raise you five adorable dogs wearing yellow raincoats with red booties. Give me your coffee that wakes me from my sleep. I’ll take the good, the bad, the ugly, and the quintessential, WTF is that?
Why?! Because I’m in New York City, Baby! That’s why!
Okay, now that the theatrics are over…on to the book!
I will be reading Roomies by Christina Lauren! This book suggestion comes from the always fabulous, Sarah Smith. You may remember Sarah as the author who inspired my Practically Neighbors Brooklyn Tour?
Thank you again, Sarah, because I couldn’t be more excited about this one. I’ve seen Christina Lauren all over the bookstagram world, so I’ve been dying to read something by this duo. Yes, a writing duo! How cool is that? I can’t wait to learn more about these authors.
So about the book…let’s talk about musicians because I hear a sexy Irish, NYC subway musician is in this one. That’s music to my ears! What warm-blooded female wouldn’t go for a musician? I know I have.
I once dated a drummer. Tall, handsome and did I mention he was a drummer? Musician adds about 10 hotness points to any guy. Facts!
I also had a major crush on another drummer in an Atlanta band that my friends and I followed around. Brad was his name. Bradley would talk to me after the show, so nice. We looked longingly into each other’s eyes, sat with our knees touching, and talked about all the wonders of the world until he’d up and disappear on me. True story!
To this day I talk about the amazing architecture in Florence because of a conversation I once had with Brad where he boasted about the architecture and I agreed. I’ve only been to Florence for about two hours but my conversation with Brad truly made me appreciate
his body Florence’s architecture.
Back to the book! Your girl needs a good book fantasy because lord knows her dating life is crickets right now! I’m very excited about this one because it will have romance, a musician, and New York City! I’m looking forward to what kind of Literary Date it will inspire. A tour that will surely involve music and perhaps even a Broadway show?
Adventures in New York City
To get you all excited about my next tour in The Big Apple, I’ll share some pics from my recent adventures in the city. Enjoy!
The Vessel at New York City’s newest neighborhood, Hudson Yards.
My parents and I checked out this spot, but they didn’t want to climb up it. They have kiosks around it to get a ticket to be able to climb up. Next time I’ll go up!
I saw two musicals with my parents- Beautiful— The Carole King Musical and Dear Evan Hansen. Both were absolutely incredible shows! Beautiful closes October 27th! Go see it now! We went to the TKTS Booth on a Thu. night (around 5 pm) and got second-row seats for their 7 pm show.
Roomies has a theatrical storyline which makes me extra excited about this tour, being a former actress myself. I love an excuse to see more shows and to have the opportunity to share about that experience.
Clyde Frazier’s Wine and Dine
We checked out this restaurant and had such a great time. The oldies/Motown music was so much fun and we sat right next to their personal-sized basketball court. I got to shoot some hoops! I even made one basket. Go me! This would be a great spot to plan a fun group outing or special event.
What I saw and experienced on this day may find its way into my “book.” In case you didn’t know, I’m working on a rom-com inspired by my blog. When I have 100 pages, I’ll remove the quotation marks.
This squirrel is very inspiring. He’ll have to go in the book!
And because I would hate to have a post without a cute, sweet pup, here you go…
That’s all for now! I’m gonna get reading! Let me know in the comments if you’ve read this one or plan to. Or if you’ve read anything by Christina Lauren, I’d be curious to know what you thought. Thank you!
Until next time!
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