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Monday, July 15, 2013


Last week I met the most adorable Meatball I have ever seen.
Yes thats right, a golden and totally sweet meatball who quite honestly stole my heart!

Now before you think I've gone totally bananas, the picture below will give you a better explanation:

Introducing Meatball, a 5 months old little bundle of joy!

I came across this adorable pup as I was walking down 5th avenue.  He had stopped for a moment, to take in the sights and to tell his owner he wasn't keen on walking any further.

What he was happy to do however was pose for a photo!

"Make me smile Mondays is inspired by the book "Happiness is a Warm Puppy" by Charles Shultz.  In an effort to keep away Mondayitis, each week I take a leaf out of the book , and apply it to my everyday life.  This acts as a little bit  of inspiration!  See more about it here.

Happiness is a Warm Puppy by Charles Shulz

Happiness surely is a warm puppy and the wonderful thing about New York is there is a cute dog on every corner!

So what better way to start off then smiles and cuteness from an adorable pup!

Have a fantastic week!

Sunday, July 14, 2013


Sundays are great for summertime fun in the sun!  And what better way to spend your afternoon than heading down to one of the many flea markets that New York has to offer!

When my pal Sarah was in town we headed up to the Brooklyn Flea Market.

As we ventured through the streets of Brooklyn, I couldn't help but notice such beautiful old houses that had been restored.  Finding these houses along the way certainly made our trip getting there more like a period architectural treasure hunt!

As soon as we approached the market and looked beyond the rail steel fence we got a glimpse of the wonderful treasures that awaited us inside!

Looking around there was an array of vintage as far as the eye could see.  Wonderful stalls filled with all sorts of wonderful finds.  Everything from old postcards to furniture, clothing and photographs, ribbons and trims, old toys, and vintage beauty cases just to name a few.  Along with ice cream and some cute hipster guys floating around as an additional eye candy!

So if you are looking for vintage americana and have a spare sunday afternoon in New York, I highly recommend this spot!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Since living in new york, and having a wide variety of food to sample from, my take out food of choice is Chinese!

I have always been a fan of all sorts of Asian cuisine.  So it should come as no surprise, that one of my favorite things to do just before I dig into the delicious meal that has been especially prepared just for me is to... open the fortune cookie and see what little piece of wisdom is inside!

I have found the "fortunes" and proverbs to be quite thought provoking.  As I try and apply them to my everyday life in a positive effort to see how the fortune could be another way as seeing the glass half full.

This one very much did speak to me.  Now not in a hold a button and speak to Suri type of way, but metaphorically of course!

By all means it certainly is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck!  Mmh but how does one learn this skill?

By following ones intuition and not walking underneath a ladder?

By waking up on the right side of the bed in the morning?

By giving your coffee frappucino to the homeless guy standing next to you in the subway?

Or perhaps it's as simple as by knowing what one truly wants and concentrating all ones efforts on getting it?

I guess this one is a little easier said than done!

So in an effort to be more pro active and try and steer that luck,  I decided to write a follow up email for a second interview I went for.  Here's hoping that something great turns about, "whilst I wait for it!"

Wish me luck!