SPIRIT ANIMAL (whether I’m blonde or not is immaterial) #dolly #parton #is #the #best
I very deliberately do not live in New York, and I think about that more than you might expect. The thing is, there is SO much about New York I love so much that I can’t even stand it. Stunningly clear, gorgeous days walking down Broadway from Union Square, listening to “The Heart of the Matter” on an iPod, and just not giving a SHIT. Going to amazing, uncommon theater that stretches my mind and makes me happy to be a person in playhouses in the basement of tenement buildings with bathrooms shoved into broom closets with old ceramic sinks with different taps for hot and cold. Walking from 92nd and Madison down to the Village on a cold day, looking at clothes that you simply don’t see ANYWHERE else (and you don’t realize this until you leave, when the only context of shopping and fashion you’ve ever had is New York, the original Saks and Barneys whose other-city counterparts are just not the same, bless their hearts). Understanding the city innately, and the different way of life there. Knowing where the various subways are in neighborhoods that aren’t yours. Knowing your way around the West Village without asking, and knowing the people who work at Mailboxes Etc. so well they invite you to their going away happy hours. Seeing Julianne Moore at Mailboxes Etc. all the time, and her uncommonly good-looking husband. Having Molly Shannon thrust her baby into your arms in a stationery store in a moment of what is surely delirious exhaustion. Smoking inside at the Oak Room at the Plaza. Going out every single night, always. Nightlife quality that is really something to write home about. The ridiculous locker room at Equinox, eavesdropping on skinny girls saying ‘jesus christ everyone here looks like a fucking barbie doll’ because, god, everyone does. Walking down the middle of Third Avenue the second or third snow of the season, when the world is quiet and it’s so magical there really are just no words. Knowing about all of the restaurants that opened a week ago, and going to them on random Tuesdays. Getting white russians with a crew that isn’t really your crew but it absolutely doesn’t matter in some nondescript irish bar near NYU. Musicals, and the spectacle (again, not knowing that this doesn’t happen in other places), Understanding what is expected of you as an assistant means rolling calls with a headset on while sprinting to the same salad place you go to every single day so you’re away from the desk no more than seven minutes max. Temping at Estee Lauder. Being around other people who understand, know, and appreciate culture of all odd shapes and sizes…doesn’t even occur to them that there’s any component that’s snobby, it’s just the way it is. Knowing that you are not different, that everyone has these stories here.
It is a conscious decision that I have made, to not live there. Most days it is the right one. Some days it is harder.
Food porn #nofilter (at Highland Walk Apartments)
#hyperlapse Neal’s new toy
Pic taken by accident, but awwww ❤️
This huge can of Diet Coke is a fantastic start to the journey #ROADTRIP (at Pilot Travel Center)
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Beyond You #leadercast
The @lisacongdon book came today and I LOVE IT (at BOHO 4W Apartments)
I was reading something this week, and I can’t remember what it was, but it was some kind of interview or something, and the person offhandedly mentioned that a moment of great success/when all eyes are on you is the most important time to thank the people who got you there, because then you’re sharing the light and spreading the success instead of hoarding it like some terrible monster. And when I read it, I was like, “That makes such healthy, perfect sense.” And now I just scrolled upon this Mr. Rogers thing and like, of course. Of course this beautiful man had that same idea and executed it so sweetly.
Rocking the “princess jasmine” look today (at Promenade 2)
Check out my new #monogrammed wallpaper from the marleylilly.com app! #marleylilly (also known as the biggest time suck of MY ENTIRE LIFE :) #aolbeforeAOL