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Coffee date!

Happy Friday! Why don’t you grab a cup of joe and join me for a quick coffee date catch-up hosted by Jenna over at Gold and Bloom. We can chat about what’s been goin’ on  in life lately!

coffee date life lately

Loving lately…

Our new apartment in Miami! It’s really starting to feel like home and I’m excited to continue decorating it over the coming weeks.

Working out to Yoga with Adriene videos with a view of palm trees out our giant sliding glass door. I’ve long been a lover of these free yoga tutorials but looking out at such a tropical wonderland makes them all the more fun!

Reading lately…

Tardy to the party on this one but after finishing Station Eleven, I picked up Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortensen. I have a weird obsession with books/TV/movies about mountaineering so the premise, a failed attempt at a K2 summit leads climber turned humanitarian to a village desperately in need of a school, spoke to my heart. This book was on EVERYONE’s book club list (including Oprah’s) back in 2007 so I’m excited to finally give it a read!

Watching lately…

Besides re-watching the Miami episode of Anthony Bourdain’s The Layover, we’ve watched some other fun stuff, including; Skeleton Twins, Wet Hot American Summer First Day of Camp, and Annie Hall (which Chet had never seen).

I’m also loving this season of So You Think You Can Dance. Team Gaby and Jaja!!!

Eating lately…

Easy and cheap soups, stews, and burrito bowls. Oh, and cuban crackers. LOTS OF CUBAN CRACKERS. And Cuban bread, too! YUM!

Purchasing lately…

This pendant light which I’m somewhat obsessed with and is now hanging over one corner of our bedroom.

Emergency supplies for what’s looking like is going to be my very first hurricane. Yesterday, we stocked the cupboards with non-perishables, water, and candles.  Hoping things don’t get too bad but it’s always good to be prepared!

Now it’s your turn! What have you been up to lately? Read any page turners? Purchased anything you’re super stoked about? I’d love to hear! Oh, and if you have any inclement weather preparedness tips, DO let me know. Have a fab weekend, everyone!!! And if you’re in the “cone of uncertainty” like yours truly, STAY SAFE!!!

A quick catch up between friends.

outside cafe

If we were on a coffee date this morning we would sit outside in the cool promise of a Summer early morning. We would drink iced coffee from mason jars and split three baked goods, still warm, because we couldn’t make up our minds so early in the day. I would, perhaps, slide off my sandals and tuck my feet up under my thighs in the cross-leg position I prefer, because at nearly 30, the idea of sitting lady-like for too long still evades me. We might unapologetically admit the rapidity with which we completed the latest season of Orange Is the New Black. Surely agreeing that Piper is the literal worst. Maybe I mention seeing a Bluegrass band at the beginning of the week and how it’s a weekly event and free. Maybe you say we should catch the next one. We both agree we need to make Pimm’s Cups and bulletin boards made from thrifted picture frames and wine corks, but not necessarily in that order. I would pull the book I’m reading out of my backpack and you’d read the jacket cover, nodding. Perhaps we discuss an article we’ve pored over, perhaps we discuss people’s ridiculous Facebook posting habits. As I check the time on my trusty iPhone, I’d probably get distracted and ask you to reveal your most used emojis and then share mine. A last, random anecdote to smile about each time I look at my phone for the rest of the day.

Later that evening I’d text you, “Thanks for the coffee date! You are the literal OPPOSITE of Piper Chapman. *coffee cup* *kimono* *crying while smiling face* *knife* *prayer hands* *poop*”