LondonvNewYork

As soon as the weather starts cooling with the arrival of autumn, I begin craving pasta dishes for dinner at night. What could be more comforting in the warmth of your flat than warm pasta fresh off the stove? 

I want to make all of these delicious recipes from Bon Appetit, some of which use ingredients I don’t often use: kale, hazelnuts, and squash to mention a few, but which sound delicious! 

Saturday so far - wandering around Haggerston, Broadway Market, Hackey City Farm, and Columbia Road.

Friday! This weekend: we have a visitor in London! Looking forward to some market visits, a ballet, and going out for a delicious meal… and sleeping in of course!

Friday! This weekend: we have a visitor in London! Looking forward to some market visits, a ballet, and going out for a delicious meal… and sleeping in of course!

Man vs. Tube

Damn this guy is fast. 

James Heptonstall races the Circle Line - and beats it! 

I know it’s quite unexciting….

on this Tumblr this week, apologies! Next week will be better. Work is manic this week (e.g. 10-12 hour days) with executives/my boss in town for meetings, trying to film my agency’s second people-culture video, attending meetings about payroll integrations with our parent company, and generally trying to get some ZZZzzsss to beat this nasty cold I seem to have gotten from everyone around me who has been off sick (also - every autumn I get a cold without fail, does anyone else?).

Had a really interesting chat over dinner last night with the boy about ambition and where we’re both trying to go in our careers. I love being with someone who wants/requires a lot from their job. Who expects it to be interesting, and challenging, and fun all at once. And who wants to advance and take on more responsibility and grow. I don’t understand people who are happy to sit in place and do the same job for months upon months (or even, really, weeks upon weeks!).

In other news, a young woman standing next to me on the tube commute this morning passed out! The tube is so freaking hot (literally, what I imagine hell would feel like temperature wise) I can’t believe everyone doesn’t pass out on the way to work every morning. I kept seeing her hand grabbing for the overhead railing, and she kept sort of missing, and then gradually her hand just didn’t reach the railing, and then I saw it resting on the (hot) man next to her and realised she wasn’t flirting, but was indeed about to fall on all of us. The poor thing! We had to grab a water bottle from someone and help her gently off the tube onto the bench on a station platform. I hope she’s alright. Also side note - the people on the tube were so gentle and lovely with her. Yay Londoners.

Be still my heart. I would love these for autumn. Oh J. Crew, why must you be so costly.

Be still my heart. I would love these for autumn. Oh J. Crew, why must you be so costly.

The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters to you.
Ritu Ghatourey (via quotethat)

Lox, check.
Bagels, check.
OJ, check.
Fresh coffee, check.
Sunday morning patio heaven in the sunshine, great end to the long weekend.

A little day escape in Brighton to celebrate the week ending was just what the doctor ordered!

It’s Friday and holy heck am I glad! What a week! Work has been hectic and full of webinars and calls to the States and meetings here in Londontown and things that all needed to be done in the same minute… ever have those weeks? I am ready for a few days break. 
It’s hard to believe that 6 years ago I started work at my current company - what a different person I was! New to New York City and to my profession and to my industry. The best part: my company gives us our anniversary date off, so I am off enjoying some rest today. Later today the boy and I head to the seaside for some fish and chips and a snuggle by the water - I can’t wait!
Enjoy the weekend - I can feel autumn around the corner (heellloooo riding boots and thick jumpers)! x

It’s Friday and holy heck am I glad! What a week! Work has been hectic and full of webinars and calls to the States and meetings here in Londontown and things that all needed to be done in the same minute… ever have those weeks? I am ready for a few days break. 

It’s hard to believe that 6 years ago I started work at my current company - what a different person I was! New to New York City and to my profession and to my industry. The best part: my company gives us our anniversary date off, so I am off enjoying some rest today. Later today the boy and I head to the seaside for some fish and chips and a snuggle by the water - I can’t wait!

Enjoy the weekend - I can feel autumn around the corner (heellloooo riding boots and thick jumpers)! x