It’s only September, yet the summer already seems like a distant memory. We are just a couple of weeks into the new month and I am still not prepared to fold up my white skinny jeans or say sayonara to my sundresses. Soon, I will be reaching for my cozy sweaters, but for now, let’s just pretend, okay?
Go: Part of what excites me about living in a new locale is getting adjusted to the different sights and sounds around me. I love how quiet my neighborhood is, but I also love the fact that in just a few short blocks I can be in the heart of great shopping, fine dining, and lots of action. Exploring on foot has been my favorite thing to do as of late—walking to a new café or to pick up groceries now seems like an exciting outing. Although I have never lived in New York City, I feel like this place is my little slice of NYC living—with every convenience at my fingertips—minus the traffic, congestion, and noise that come with actual city living.
Try: I have wanted to visit a salt cave for a while now. No, not like an actual cave with stalactites and stalagmites, but a himalayan salt cave that offers a whole host of health benefits. Whether you suffer from allergies or asthma, these salt caves are great for all sorts of respiratory ailments. I don’t know about you, but spending an hour in a reclining chair in the middle of a cave sounds relaxing to me. And, there just so happens to be a salt cave in my new neighborhood. Well, it doesn’t get any better than that, does it?
Take: Now that I have taken my new Nikon DSLR out of the box and started shooting with it, I realize that my photography skills are a bit rusty when I start veering from the point-and-shoot capabilities of my iPhone. It has been a while since I last developed my own film and photos in a darkroom, and I think a refresher course is in order so I can fully understand what all of the little buttons on my camera do. While online tutorials can get me started, I still prefer the traditional classroom model of instruction (#callmeoldschool).
Buy: While my new place has been coming along nicely, one area that still needs a bit of work is the kitchen. Although the room itself is large, there is precious little prep space. My dream for the kitchen is to turn one wall into a coffee bar area (I love this piece that I found at Wayfair and will be ordering soon) and to get another small island for prep work and storage. Once the space is set up as I envision, I foresee my morning coffee runs coming to a halt.
Do: This is the month that I am finally ready to commit to a new hairstyle. While I have enjoyed the balayage that I did last November, almost a year later, I feel that it is time to try something different. I’ve found a new look that I really like and can’t wait to show you the finished product next week!
What’s on your agenda this month?