Last week was my second week of work and I’m becoming more familiar with everything and getting used to the work week schedule. I’m 100% a night person and usually stay up late and wake up late but since I started working, I’ve been sleeping at around midnight and waking up at 6:30 am. I don’t need to be in the office until 9 so mornings are a good time to get some work done on the various projects I’m working on like my blog, Jezie or Atticus.
On Monday, Devan and I went to the Chelsea Piers Golf Club in the evening because he’s wanted to go for some time. At the Golf Club, you pay for a spot and basically hit golf balls out into the field.
The sun set while we were there and it looked beautiful against the boats and the water.
I was really bad at golf. There were times when I would swing the club and it wouldn’t even hit the ball. Golf is not my sport and I hate it.
On Tuesday after work, I met up with my friend Matt and we ate dumplings from Mimi Cheng’s for dinner. I’ve wanted to go for ages because I saw on Instagram that the restaurant had mushroom risotto dumplings with truffle oil. Unfortunately those were limited edition but we had meatball dumplings and pork & vegetable dumplings. They were a bit pricey but delicious nonetheless and I definitely plan on coming back.
Afterwards, we went to Butterlane, one of my favorite cupcake places in the city, for dessert. I bought four because I love them so much. My favorite is the Elvis which consists of a banana cupcake, peanut butter frosting and marshmallow toppings.
On Wednesday, Estee Lauder Companies had an intern volunteering event at Materials For The Arts in Long Island City. MFTA is New York’s premiere reuse center, providing a way for companies and individuals to donate unneeded supplies to thousands of nonprofit organizations with arts programming and public schools. Essentially, it serves as a connector between companies who want to donate excess materials and teachers/artists who need supplies. We helped out in the warehouse and did crafts (decorated CDs and made cards out of envelopes) to see how schools use these materials to create art. It was really interesting to learn about how MFTA works and I’m glad MFTA exists because it is so much better to put these supplies to good use instead of just throwing them out and adding to our landfills.
On Friday, everyone ends work at 4 because of Summer Fridays! I went to Central Park with Kristina and Gordon when I got off to read and we are going to turn it into a weekly tradition.
When we were going back to Union Square, they bought the cutest succulents and cacti at the Union Square Farmer’s Market. Kristina named her cactus Cucumber.
In the evening, I was invited to dinner at Elmo in Chelsea on behalf of Atticus. HelloSociety is starting a new pet focused venture called WAGsociety and Atticus will be participating in the program! The food was delicious and it was really exciting meeting the owners of Insta-famous pets like @mensweardog and @kelly_bove.
I went back to NJ for the weekend because it was Father’s Day and I showed my dad how to use the Snapchat filters, HAHAHA. We ate dinner with the entire family (grandparents, nana, cousin + uncle) and then I took the train back to NYC to get ready for the upcoming work week.