Monday, November 23, 2015

The High Line | NYC Trip Report

When you think of New York City, you probably think of traversing busy streets with buildings stretching up above you...

...and this is, in fact, one of the novelties and fun parts about visiting NYC.

I especially like the buildings that look like they've been randomly picked out of Paris and plopped in the middle of Manhattan, but that's just me...

In today's New York City trip report post, however, we are seeking the pastoral rather than the urban. One of the items on our itinerary during my cousin Becky's & my trip was one of New York's hippest green spaces: the High Line.

"The High Line is a New York City park maintained and supported by Friends of the High Line."  There are a variety of places you can access it - I believe this entrance was at 30th street.  We walked South along it to eventually end up at Chelsea Marketplace.

The High Line is built along an abandoned elevated railway track, now filled with plants and promenades.

Shall we go for a stroll?

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Epcot Food & Wine Festival Favorites 2015

The 2015 Food & Wine Festival at Epcot is wrapping up this weekend, so I thought we'd take a look at some of the tastiest eats from around the world...

...I hope you're hungry!

Especially for desserts, because you know there are going to be plenty of those. ;)

Friday, November 6, 2015

Currently Links: 11.06.2015

It's a rainy November night at my house, and I'm listening to the gusts against my window.  Go get yourself a cup of tea and let's chat about some lovely links and things!  It's been far too long since I last did a currently post...

currently reading...rather a lot of things! I finished Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers earlier this month (for obvious reasons). Also enjoyed The Life of Pi by Yann Martel and The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis.  Be on the lookout for a new bookish video on my YouTube channel very soon!

currently listening to...Better When I'm Dancin' by Meghan Trainor.

currently watching...the new Barbie ad is the most boss thing I've seen all week.

currently binge watching...just discovered this C.S. Lewis Doodle youtube channel and I'm addicted.  They narrate C.S. Lewis's classic works and accompany it with live illustrations. Love.

currently wishing I could visit the British Natural History Museum...because who knows, I might run into Kate and George.

currently munching...Reeses Pumpkins. For days. Soon it'll be time for Reeses Christmas trees!

currently contemplating...the various pitfalls, strengths, and weaknesses of social media. Apparently a model with a big Instagram account posted a video this week about why she was "quitting" social media and how fake she feels it all is.  Social media is what you make of it, and while I'm not sure how real the model's motives truly are, it is a good reminder not to get caught up in how many followers you have or how many comments you get.

I heard about the video through my favorite vlogger Tobuscus, and I love his point that numbers aren't numbers on social media - they're people (yeah there are robots and spam accounts out there too, but you get me here).  The best purpose of social media is not to make yourself feel validated or to garner applause - it's to connect with other people, to share stories, knowledge, talents - to hopefully make someone else feel a little more validated and confident and make their day a little better through the content that you create.

Ok.  Steppin' off the soapbox now. ;)

Catch up on the recent pixie dust...

...and videos...

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Oh, It's a Jolly Holiday with Mary...

I hope everybody had a Halloween that was just supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!  I did already post some of my favorite selfies from our Disney Halloween trip this year, but I've been going through the pics and thought I'd share a few more...

Come on, then, let's get going to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party - spit spot!