It’s no surprise that I love NYC. I haven’t done as many NYC posts as I’d like so I’m going to start having my 5 Things I Loved This Week series be filled with 5 Things I Loved in NYC. This may include bike rides, museums, events, workouts, and more!
1. Holstee’s Campfire Chat with Gretchen Rubin: Holstee invited me to their campfire chat with Gretchen Rubin. Gretchen is the author of multiple books including one of my favorite books, The Happiness Project. My friend Tash and I went to Florida for a few days when I was a paralegal. I read the book on the beach and it played a role in my decision to quit my job and pursue something I was passionate about. Gretchen talked a lot about her new book, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives. Her new book explores habit formation and how we can teach ourselves new habits. As you can tell from my 30 Day Challenges, I’m interested in habit formation. I’m looking forward to reading her book.
2. Ketchum’s Next Generation Wellness Influencer Event: Ketchum invited me to their event, Unlock the Power of the New Wellness Influencer. We heard from Harley Pasternak, Adam Bornstein and Kristi Molinaro. It was really interesting to learn how these fitness influencers built their impressive brands. I also got to meet up with a few other NYC Fit Week Ambassadors. I’m looking forward to next week’s events even more!
3. City Society’s Spring Networking Event: City Society is hands down my favorite female networking group in NYC. I always meet such fantastic women. Do you ever go to a networking event and just talk to the people you already know? Or do you ever just talk to one new person all night? My friend Emily, one of the founders of City Society, personally matches everyone with four different people she thinks they should meet. You meet each person for 15 minute rounds. It’s like match making meets speed dating for networking. They also host panels, pop-up shops, sweatworking events, and more.
4. Teavana’s Tea Party and Tea Tasting: Teavana invited me to a Tea Party and Tea Tasting. I’ve always loved Teavana teas, so I was really excited to see the invite in my inbox. We got to brew and try multiple types of teas and learned the history behind each. Chris from Celebrations at Home also taught us how to create a beautiful tea party using DIY projects like creating gift bags shaped as tea bags. We each left the event with gifts including the Teavana Perfectea Maker and a tea of our choice. I’ve been enjoying making tea using the Teavana Perfecta Maker. It’s really easy to use and makes a great cup of tea. I wish I had it when I studied at Oxford and went through a major tea phase. Luckily, thanks to Teavana, I’m back to drinking tea!
5. Biking the Cherry Walk in Riverside Park: Riverside Park was my backyard growing up and it’s still one of my favorite places in the world. I recently went for a long bike ride along Cherry Walk, a four-mile-long path along the Hudson River from 72nd to 158th Street. The cherry trees line the path from 100th to 125th street. I also biked to The Little Red Lighthouse.
All photos by Teavana or my Instagram!