This month has been an intense month of entering the Hamilton lottery. Every. Damn. Day! And y'know what - no dice. (because who in New York City isn't entering it?!) But, for reals, based on statistics and stuff, it could take years so I'm not going to hold my breath. In the meantime I've been listening to The Book of Mormon soundtrack on repeat, because this, my friends, is a musical I did win tickets to (well, Andrew did, but that's just semantics) back when we lived in London. It's a pretty great soundtrack and the opening song Hello! has to be one of the best!
New year, new attempts at being better with blogging = fail.
- Seeing in the New Year watching the fireworks in Prospect Park...
- and spending New Year's Day "seeing forever" at the One World Observatory.
- Enjoying delicious tacos & sangria with friends in their gorgeous UWS apartment
- Travelling to Orlando with work again and spending an evening at Disney World...
- going on lots of rides (Space Mountain twice, yo!) & meeting Winnie the Pooh!
- Spending a long weekend in New Orleans & falling hopelessly in love with the city...
- dining on delicious Creole food and feasting on Cafe du Monde's incredible beignets...
- drinking cocktails on a rotating Carousel bar and endless streets of colour and jazz!
- Witnessing the most snow we've ever seen before with Storm Jonas
- Getting our free ID-NYC membership to the New York Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Bronx Zoo (and all the other NY zoos + the aquarium) & the Guggenheim!
- We went to see A View from the Bridge again before it closes and this time we were sat on the stage, mere feet away from the action!
- I read 99 Problems But a Baby Ain't One by Megan Silianoff and The Mark and the Void by Paul Murray - both great reads!
- We finished watching The Office (U.S) and instantly started watching it from the beginning again. I just wasn't ready for a life without the occasional Jim Halpert fix.
- We also watched The Office (UK) and Making a Murderer - two very different shows...
- We watched The Martian, Now You See Me, What We Do In The Shadows and Spotlight (and I watched The Age of Adaline on my own in Orlando).
- We visited the Besthoff Sculpture Garden and Mardi Gras World in New Orleans - seeing behind-the-scenes of how the floats/props are made was amazing!
|Prospect Ave/5th Ave, Park Slope, Brooklyn|
When going through my street art pictures from 2015 to compile a list of my favourites, I realised that I had a ridiculous amount to choose from. Like, wrong side of 50 kind of amount. And narrowing them down to just 20 was really (really) tough! So, to help make that task easier next January, I figured a monthly post would be a better idea - that way I get to share even more of my street art finds from the year too - wahey!
|Rivington Street, Lower East Side, NYC|
|E 7th Street, East Village, NYC|
|Mulberry Street, Little Italy, NYC|
Understandably, there were a few David Bowie tributes that popped up last month too, including an uncredited one on The Graffiti Room wall and one on some railings on Bond St - that one is actually double-sided and has an older Bowie from the other side too, y'all can see it here.
|Kenmare Street, NoLIta, NYC|
|Bond St, NoHo, NYC|
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It wasn't until we moved to NYC that we really experienced proper snow (despite the blizzard that never was in 2015), and last weekend brought the most we've ever seen in our lives! 27 inches, whilst not a lot in comparison to some areas, is a record breaker for us - never have we stood in untouched snow that goes up to our knees before! Therefore despite the annoying aftermath of heavy snowfall (those slush puddles are the worst), we couldn't resist going out to make the most of it while it was still fresh and crunchy under foot (isn't that sound one of the most satisfying??).