Hi friends, welcome back! Can you believe it’s almost October? We started September in Atlanta spending time with Jon’s family and have spent the rest of the month getting back into a routine. We’ve been enjoying the slightly cooler weather in the city, and are trying to take full advantage while we can. One weekend, we went to the Starbucks Reserve in Meatpacking District and enjoyed some delicious coffee flights on the patio. We walked about two miles home and it felt like the best way to start the day. We also went to The Emily for lunch the following weekend which I’ll be sharing soon 🙂 Jon and I ended the month with a relaxing afternoon on Governors Island. NYC feels pretty much back to normal, and we are having a blast exploring our city again!
On to my post 🙂 I’ve been linking up with my first and favorite blogger I ever read, Shay Shull, for my What’s Up posts. Each month I’m answering the following questions:
What I’m eating: Jon and I have been cooking healthier meals during to week to balance out all the calorific food we eat on the weekend. Lots of salmon, sweet potatoes, salad, and homemade tacos. I also am back on my smoothie kick now that we have our coveted blender we registered for two years ago ha!
What I’m loving: this is very random, but I found a 10-hour fall jazz playlist on Youtube and it’s the most relaxing thing I’ve ever heard. I keep it on in the background whenever I’m on my laptop and it just sounds so soothing. The playlist and a cup of tea makes for the perfect fall moment
What I’m Up to: Eating incredible food so I can post about it on my food Instagram. I love taking food pictures, so it’s been fun researching cool places to try out. One of my favorite pictures I took the last month is of this Cronut from Dominique Ansel. I am going to start doing a “Lyssy in the City Eats” post at the end of the month to feature all the foods that I ate during the month because they don’t always end up on the blog
What I’m working on: planning a long weekend trip to Philadelphia! Neither of us have been so we’re excited to explore and eat a philly cheesesteak or two. I booked a historic walking tour and a tour of Independence Hall, but let me know if you have any Philly recommendations!
What I’m excited about: all the fall things! This summer has been a heat wave so I’m excited for cooler weather so I can break out my cozy sweatshirts and not feel like I need a shower after running errands. I’m so excited to see the leaves change in Central Park and hopefully go hiking one weekend
My favorite post of the month: Our wedding posts 🙂 the day was so magical and I am so appreciative of everyone’s support on my posts!
What I’m watching/reading:
We are watching Ted Lasso still and absolutely love it. We are also watching The Morning Show and lots of football!
Books I read this month – I’m not joking about having fun with my library card:
- American Royals II: Majesty by Katharine McGee
- The Housewives: The Real Story Behind The Real Housewives by Brian Moylan
- The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger
- Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner
- The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth
- Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
What I’m doing this weekend: we are seeing The Great Pumpkin Blaze! I am so excited to see all of the intricately carved pumpkins and check out the Hudson Valley a bit more
What I’m looking forward to next month: all the Halloween things! I’m excited to work on my Fall Bucket List and cross off as many festive activities as possible!
What are you looking forward to in October??