My husband and I have an anniversary coming up. On September 1 we’ll be celebrating 8 years of marriage, which is quite exciting. Unfortunately, he’ll be away on business for the actual day of our anniversary, so we figured we’d celebrate a bit early. When work called him to NYC for the day, we decided to make it into a romantic overnight. It was the perfect escape and we enjoyed a gorgeous dinner in the West Village, a leisurely morning in SoHo, with breakfast at The Butchers Daughter, and lots of wandering. Although I came away with tons of inspiration, I ended up not buying a single thing. I’m in the process of decluttering and refreshing our home right now, and I’m finding less and less desire to bring new items into our space. Rather I’m trying to rework and repaint and refinish items that we already have. Although when the time comes and everything is pulled together, I have no doubt a few fun accessories will be needed!
Because Vijay has to work on Monday, Elizabeth came on the train with us and stayed for the day so that I’d have someone to pal with. She’s working on some fun stuff for Squam right now, and we scoured the city for the perfect fabric and accessories. Of course that meant a stop at Purl. It also meant lunch at ABC Kitchen, a wander through Union Square Greenmarket, and the most incredible ice cream (a scoop of ginger and a scoop of dark chocolate- combo made in heaven) from the Van Leeuwen truck. I will dream about that ice cream until the next time I can hunt it down.
It seems that work will be taking my husband into the city every few months, and I am always more than happy to tag along. I get such a creative burst of energy from these visits and I return home eager to start creating and crafting. I’m pushing for a fall visit when the leaves are turning and the air is crisp and my needles are calling out for a cozy new fall knitting project. We’ll see… a girl can dream.