Life Lately: Spring Activities in NYC

Hello again, friends! It’s been awhile since I’ve written something more personal. I’ve been sick for what seems like the majority of May and busy with work, which doesn’t give me much of a life! Alas, I’m finally feeling much better and have done a bit of exploring which I’m excited to share below.

TriBeCa Film Fest

My former supervisor at the UN had extra tickets to the TriBeCa Film Fest for a friend and me and how could I say no to that?! This was what definitely did me in cold-wise but it was so worth it. My friend and I grabbed a quick bite to eat before wandering around FiDi taking pictures. We almost didn’t get seats to our screening because we arrived only about 10 minutes before it started but we luckily found two seats towards the back.

tribeca film festival

The film we saw was called The Exception, a World War II drama starring Christopher Plummer (who was phenomenal), Jai Courtney and Lily James directed by David Leveaux. It just so happens that World War II dramas are my favourite film genre so I was incredibly happy to sit for this film. It was predictable but so good. We also had the opportunity to hear from the director after the screening which was super cool!

Dad eats Korean food!

grace street

I got Korean food for my birthday and sent my family pictures. I immediately heard back from them asking why I hadn’t taken them before. (I tried before but they didn’t want it) When my dad got here, I made sure Korean BBQ was number one on our list! Needless to say, he loved it and even had some shaved ice with me after for dessert. Now to get my brother and mom to try it…

Katz’s Deli

katzs deli corned beef

I reunited once more with some UN buddies (love them!) for a gigantic meal at Katz’s Deli. I had never been before but I can’t wait to go back! My friend and I split the corned beef and a Reuben, along with some potato latkes and french fries. Everything was heavenly and reminded me so much of the salt beef sandwiches at Borough Market in London. We then stopped for some black sesame ice cream in Chinatown (yum!) before hanging out at a couple bars (I do have a life at times!).

The Morgan Library

the morgan library interior

I’ve been wanting to go here for ages and finally made the trip. It was everything I’ve dreamt and more! I’ll be writing a post dedicated to it soon, but for now just look at all the beautiful old books!

Roommates in NYC!

laduree macarons

Two of my former roommates [almost] surprised me this past weekend and it was wonderful! I loved seeing them again after what seems like forever. We caught up over brunch and shopping and Ladurée before we went our separate ways. I hope I can see them again soon!

What have you been up to recently?

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Neni
    1 June 2017 at 02:12

    The morgan library – what a dream! I would never want to leave this place.

    • Reply
      almathews
      1 June 2017 at 20:01

      It was magical! I spent at least an hour in the main room of the library just reading all the book titles. You must go if you get the chance!

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