Life Lately | Thanksgiving Staycation

I always take a week-long staycation during the week of Thanksgiving and it couldn't have come at a better time. To kick things off, I spent a (mostly) solo day in the city, which I hadn't done in forever! I started my morning with breakfast at Bluestone Lane (pricey but the food & coffee was great!) and then headed across the street to the Van Gogh: Immersive Exhibit. I was a little worried because I had heard mixed reviews but I genuinely enjoyed it a lot! I think it helped that I went right when it opened on a Monday so it was fairly empty and I had a ton of my room to myself. Which was great because I will say the room was smaller than I expected it to be. That said, I was super impressed with the design details that went into projecting his art onto the walls. It was beautiful and so soothing. I was happy and relaxed just sitting there for 30 minutes watching the walls change. That may not be everyone's cup of me, but it was certainly mine. 

From there, it was all about walking plus (window and actual) shopping around Soho. Again, since it was a Monday there was hardly anyone around.  I went into Rebag, Celine, Chloé, Kendra Scott, & Other Stories, The RealReal, Kendra Scott, Cuyana, and Everlane. I tried on designer bags at every spot (but didn't walk out with anything - although the Chloe Tess Day bag is on my wishlist now!) and I bought a new necklace and macarons from Laduree but that's it. 

I took a lunch and reading break at Cafe Gitane (first time eating there and really liked it but I wish it hadn't been so crowded; I braved the cold and ate outside). Then I got a gel manicure at Think Pink Nails & Spa, who did a great job with my nails while another technician gave me a chair massage, which I happily paid extra for. And finally, I ended the day by meeting up with Alexa at The Alley for Ube Brown Sugar Deerloca Milk bubble teas! 

The rest of the week flew by in a blur of me time and family time. I watched Eternals by myself and I really, really liked it. I know that's an unpopular opinion but I enjoyed it and the secondary characters, especially Angelina Jolie, were so great. Then I started prepping for Thanksgiving! I made my usual red velvet cupcakes and green bean casserole and spent all of Thursday with the family. I can't begin to explain how good it felt to have a normal Thanksgiving together. To just sit, eat, talk, and eat some more. These were the moments I missed most during 2020. The next day, my cousin RJ and I went to see Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which far exceeded my expectations. Not only was it a fun movie, it was just really good and a solid successor to the originals (which I now want to rewatch!). 

Then I ended my staycation with putting up my Christmas tree and all the holiday decor, wrapping presents, doing far too much online shopping, and binge-watching Roswell, New Mexico (it's awesome, please watch it). 

Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving too!

1 comment

  1. Thanksgiving staycations are the best! Glad you got to have a regular Thanksgiving again and have fun in the city! I will probably wait to see the new Ghostbusters when it comes to streaming but I can't wait!


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