It's finally warm here in NYC! I say this with huge enthusiasm because I'm a native Texan. It was the first morning I woke up naturally from the sun's heat. On my morning stroll to the office, I didn't wear a jacket and couldn't help but think about my summering plans.
Being based in NYC, we have the beach! ....Which guiltily enough, I constantly forget because I haven't explored it fully. BUT my friends are quickly helping me adjust to this East Coast living.
LEARNING TO SURF
My friend Tracy, who has a jewelry line called Kalaki Riot, which is all about having a balanced mindset between an island and urban life... She's the coolest chick hailing from Hawaii, but is pretty much a New Yorker at this point. Her husband and her are constantly traveling to different destinations to surf together. Their family owns a place in the Hamptons, and Tracy has graciously volunteered to teach our little girl boss group how to surf. We like to think of it as a work retreat of sorts. She says we'll need proper gear... which I'm very excited about because any excuse to shop for cute stuff is always a win.
BIKING IN THE BERSHIRES
Another city friend, Karah, who designs textiles and has a fabulous bedding line at Target called Bohemian Chic, has suggested escaping away to her farm where she is at every weekend growing her organic food and doing yoga. Karah and her boyfriend are the quintessential NYC downtown cool. They make healthy living look so GOOD!
Over pilates last week, she suggested I come out to the Berkshires and bike. I've been doing way too much Soul Cycle, and now that the weather is perfect, I should take that outdoors.
These places are easy to get to from the city. Either you can drive or take public transportation. Now that we have Summer Fridays, I'm excited to get outside!