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Happy Thanksgiving Ya’ll!

November 28, 2013

I feel like I haven’t taken the time to sit down and write a really thoughtful blog post in awhile, and since today is Thanksgiving and I feel at least a tiny bit more revived after my 12 hour affair with my bed (which I still currently am in), I thought that today would be fitting. HAPPY THANKSGIVING all you wonderful people, my new readers and the ones who have been with me since . . . wow, 2009?? Back when Color Me Nana was just a random idea put out there from a girl straight out of college and living in the valley, trying to figure out what path her life was supposed to go in. That path is still being figured out, but things have gone a far way from where they started that’s for sure. And although my Thanksgiving will be as chill as can be, away from home and family for the first time ever,  and possibly wrapped up with Chinese food and a date with Netflix with some people still in town, I want to wish you all who celebrate it a very, very magical one and for it to be spent with the ones you love and who make everything around you special, even during the lower parts. I’ve come to realize that Thanksgiving is more than just a day to celebrate the country we live in and the history of it. It’s a concept that we should be embracing each and every day of our lives. And not just in America, but in every single part of the world that you all live in. Thanksgiving is a mentality, a way of life, an endless appreciation of everything we have come to experience, discover and look forward to making a part of our lives. We all make a huge point of giving thanks specifically on a day just like today, but why isn’t it something we call out and work harder to remind ourselves even more so on the regular? Just in the past nearly 5 months of my life, I’ve had an endless amount of new experiences that have been everything from super subtle to super mind-blowing amazing and a bunch if things in-between that have made me be like wow, life really is freaking rad man. I’m so happy to be here, to work for the company I work for, to be able to see my family on the west coast as much as I can, to work and be friends with inspiring, creative people, to take on projects that some people only dream about . . . to drink that bad-ass beer in the new bar that opened up down the street, to eat In n’ Out in Cali with my family just a few days ago, to take a walk in Central Park in the midst of its best autumn dress, to discover that one song and listen to it on repeat each morning on the subway and to just get into that zone where I feel completely at ease with everything around me (including the elbows in my face), to catch up with friends that I haven’t seen in the longest time. The little things in life really are spectacular enough that they deserve to be blown up to magnificent proportions even on the most simple of days. My family, my friends, the the new city I live in, my home, my work, the places I’ve been to, the places I know I’m going to visit soon, the people who read my blog and are inspired by it, my camera, my love of creativity, my freaking wardrobe! (haha), the sun, the moon, the sky above our heads, food, music. Yes, I know this is super duper cheesy, but I do cheesy like no one else, and I’m proud of it. Happy Thanksgiving to ya’ll, and a happy reminder to appreciate the little and big things in your life each and every single day. xo
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A Brooklyn Photo Diary

October 25, 2013

A little photo diary from the past few weeks about town, and especially Brooklyn. My part of the city always delights, and my weekends spent not making the trek all the way back into Manhattan still leaves me with a plethora of things to do, places to eat and people to see. From sidewalk sales and flea markets to cooking classes and my favorite cold brew cafe, everything and anything is over on this side.   
Oh and check out my lovely world wall decal from the wonderful people at Urbanwalls. Now I can wake up each morning to all the places I want to see. One can always dream. 
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Brooklyn Brunch // Beco

October 18, 2013

Beco
45 Richardson Street 
Brooklyn NY 11211
This sweet little Brazilian brunch spot is one of my favorites in Williamsburg, especially when I’m in desperate need to fulfill some savory cravings. I had brunch there a few weekends ago with friends who were in town from Philly. It always feels like summer in this place! The Eggs Florentine here are absolutely phenomenal. The hollandaise sauce is the most delicious thing I have tasted in the world. Mmmm . . . those runny eggs on top of those English muffins. I’m still thinking about them and how they should be in my mouth right now. Ha. I love squeezing the lemon on top of the potato pancakes to get a little bit of that sour kick on top of the fried crispiness. Okay, I just need to stop talking about it all because I won’t be able to sleep tonight. Or I’ll just wake up overly hungry. Add this one to your list if you are planning on trying out a new brunch spot in the Burg. You won’t be disappointed. 
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That NYC Sunset

October 2, 2013

There are some things you take for granted. And then there are some that you never will. A sunset is one of those things that I fully appreciate no matter what. It stops time for a little while and I can forget everything else. It makes my heart feel like it’s starting to beat a little bit fast. There’s nothing more of a natural mood booster than a good old sunset. And they are absolutely fantastic here in NYC. 
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