Friday, June 26, 2015

Five on Friday {June 26, 2015}: Moving Edition


My moving day is officially here, and it's definitely bittersweet. I have absolutely loved living in my little Upper West Side apartment; it was the perfect place to call home when I first moved to Manhattan, and it has brought me many happy memories over the past four years. Everyone says that it takes a couple of tries to find a great NYC apartment since real estate is so brutal here, so I've always felt fortunate that I hit it out of the park on my first try! As much as I'll miss this place, I am ready to move on and thrilled to build a new home together with T. I hope you'll indulge me as I pay homage to the 5 Manhattan things I'm loving, and will be missing! 

 
The Patio

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would find a Manhattan studio with outdoor space. Amazingly, my apartment came with a private patio that is large enough to fit a table of 10, along with a grill! This patio has hosted many theme parties and gatherings of friends, and holds some of my happiest memories of the past four years.


Location, Location, Location


This is probably the thing I will miss most about moving to Astoria...you just can't beat the convenient location of the Upper West Side! I am within a two-minute walk of two different subway lines, Central Park is steps away from my corner, there is a Drybar literally around the corner from me, and my couch-to-desk total commute time tops out at 25 minutes. I adore being smack dab in the middle of all of the Manhattan action, so it will probably be a bit of an adjustment to have a slightly longer commute.


Secret Single Behavior

M and I once shared our Secret Single Behavior (or as we call it, SSB) which we first discovered via (what else?) Sex and the City. You can read all about it here, but basically SSB is about the secret things you do when no one else is around. Since T and I have basically been unofficially living together the past few months, I think he's pretty much seen it all, though I should probably still try to limit my pretzel dinners!


My brownstone

My UWS street is simply beautiful (there, I said it) and I will miss the charms of my building very, very much.

Delivery zones

You really can get pretty much anything delivered at any time in Manhattan. I'm sure that will mostly be true for Astoria too, but the central location of the UWS means that I always have tons of options for late night snacking! Besides, I can always have my cravings delivered to my office and take them home with me :)

It's been a wonderful four years, but I'll happily trade in my short commute and midnight cupcake deliveries because nothing could be better than this new step I'm taking. I still remember chatting with Kristen, Pam, and Kari over drinks when I told them I was hanging out with T later that night, who I had recently started dating at the time...and now, here we are!



Farewell, Manhattan - I will be sure to be a frequent visitor.

And...hello, Astoria! I look forward to bringing you tales of my new neighborhood, along with some moving tips and home d├ęcor posts! Have a beautiful weekend (I hope you won't be stuck sweating under moving boxes, like me!).



Cheers to April, AmandaJennieKarliClare, Rebecca, Katie, Heather, Farrah, Leanne, and Tif for hosting today's link-ups!

20 comments :

  1. Location and a Brownstone those are two incredible finds in New York! Hope the moves goes smoothly and I cant wait to see how you decorate! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. That outdoor space looks perfect, especially for Manhattan! I know I'd be missing that part too. The brownstone is so pretty--love those!
    I hope the move goes well!!!

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  3. Excited for your new adventure and to hear more about your new place with T! Have a great weekend girl!

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  4. Yay for moving weekend! I can definitely see how it's bittersweet but you're going to love your new place with T! Hope the move goes smoothly!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  5. Great pictures of NY! I never had the experience of living there because I was 20 when we moved to Chicago. Anyways... I understand how this is bittersweet for you, but it's going to be great. Plus you can still enjoy the city any time you want. :-)

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  6. Good luck with the move!! Have a great weekend.

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  7. In another life, that would have been somewhere I would have loved to live. How many great memories you have there!
    Congratulations on the move.

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  8. Looks like you had a great spot in the city! Happy moving day and all the best in your new place :) Winks and Eyerolls

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  9. It was a wonderful place for a single gal, but how much better to be taking this exciting step as a couple! Best of luck in the new place :)

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  10. You had such a fabulous spot! Nothing will beat living with T though! Happy moving day and I hope it all goes fabulously - celebrate tonight with a cocktail.. or three :)

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  11. You certainly did it right when you were in Manhattan, that's for sure! But cheers to the future and a charming new area I'm sure you'll make it just perfect :)

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  12. Your apartment sounds so awesome! But I'm sure the memories you're yet to make will be even more awesome :) xo

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  13. So bittersweet. And that outdoor space. Insane! I can't wait to see your new place!

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  14. Hope moving goes well for you! I'm sure you will learn to love your new place too! :)

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  15. ahhhhh how exciting!!!! good luck with everything :)

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  16. Your apartment seriously looks like something out of a movie! But how exciting is this new adventure??

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  17. I love the outdoor space! The place looks so perfect!
    Thanks so much for linking up with me on Friday Favorites!

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  18. What an amazing spot that you were able to call home for the past 4 years, love that adorable patio! What a rare gem to find in NYC! I hope the move went well! Xo, Stephanie

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