Reasons to be Cheerful - June 2015

  • Doughnuts & iced coffee for brekkie
  • Finding a Tatty Devine statement leopard necklace at original retail price 
  • Chicken & waffles at Sweet Chick in the East Village - mmhmm
  • Stumbling upon a beautiful globe at a stoop sale!
  • A sunny day enjoying Cuban food at Havana Outpost
  • My first (and then second!) NYC manicure - it may become an addiction...
  • Puppies & shaved ice at the Park Slope 7th Ave Street Fair
  • Free red velvet cake pops from WeWork!
  • That crackin' sunset the night of the thunderstorm!
  • My first time travelling for work with a trip to Orlando, FL
  • And then my first Chick-fil-A, Wawa slushie & IHOP experience
  • Frozen margaritas & burritos with lovely company
  • LOVE winning! Hooray America!!
  • Viewing Manhattan from the rooftop bar of the Gansevoort
  • Delicious Italian food in the West Village with new friends!
  • A weekend in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania = ✓)...
  • ...feat. Rocky steps, Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, bottomless doughnuts & a Philly steak!
  • Just how awesome all the street art around NYC is!
  • A naughty trip to LadurĂ©e for macarons 
Read/Watched/Listened To/Saw/Visited:
  • We visited Yayoi Kusama's Give Me Love Obliteration Room at the David Zwirner Gallery - 2hrs queuing for 3mins inside...yep
  • And then went to the Bitforms Gallery to see the Daniel Rozin exhibition
  • I finished A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin, read Capital by John Lanchester and started A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
  • We watched Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Inbetweeners Movie 2, National Treasure and Rocky, as well as Back to the Future on the rooftop patio of Yotel Hotel!
  • I finished Pretty Little Liars season 5 (hurry up with season 6, Netflix!)
  • We visited The Barnes Foundation in Philly - beautiful building & amazing artwork
I 100% wrote this in the first week of July but never got around to sorting my iphone pics until today. It's true, ask my mum! (best not...)

I was up to the rigs, down to the jigs, up to the rigs of London town

It suddenly dawned on me last night that I never shared my song for June! I have become a truly awful blogger, though, was I ever much of a blogger to begin with? Who knows!? I try, really I do...

My song for June had to be a Bellowhead one, following the announcement at the beginning of the month that they are "going their separate ways" next year *sad face*. I love listening to Bellowhead, their music always lifts my mood & puts a jig in my step! Therefore, June has, understandably, been a month of Bellowhead binge-listening. I'm gutted that I will now never get to see them perform live, unless by some miracle they do a US tour... (please do, Bellowhead!).