Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Visiting Friends + The Picture of Success

Tuesday, June 17, 2014






This past weekend I visited a friend and previous co-worker in her current home of Corning, NY. We used to work together and she moved up there to work at their world renowned glass museum. I picked the perfect time to visit because while the weather was a high of 90 degrees in Florida, we enjoyed a breezy 58 degrees day in the mountains and on the lake, hopping from breweries to wineries. 
We started the trip with an intro to Corning and their downtown area on Market Street. It reminded me a little bit of our Winter Park area with the brick roads and cute shops. Although, I loved that downtown Corning pretty much had any kind of food you could want in one location. There was pizza, Indian, breweries, and Thai all within walking distance. All of the buildings were so cute and well maintained, it was picture perfect with mountains in the background.
We took the opportunity to meet up with 3 other friends that happened to be in Manhattan on Friday so we all met up. We explored Manhattan, visiting Momofuku Milk Bar, Chelsea Market, and even witnessed a parade of nudist bicyclists after happy hour. Only in NYC!
My friend is moving back to Florida in two weeks, so together we were obsessively checking rental properties online. While away, S went to an open house that I sent to him. A little two bedroom house on a corner lot with a huge oak tree in the heart of downtown Thornton Park. Thornton Park is the cutest brick-lined neighborhood just outside of downtown Orlando surrounded by lakes and parks and restaurants and bars all in walking distance. There is street after street of cute bungalow houses with porches and colorful paint.  Our little find has hardwood floors, a screened porch, a dining room that our walnut dining table deserves, and walking distance to shaded parks and lakes that our future dog will love. Today, we got approved for the house! The next month will be spent packing and sorting. If you've seen my Pinterest lately, you'll see that we're already thinking of midcentury paint colors and tips on how to make packing easier. After getting settled in the new house, we can then start making our home cozy for a retired racing greyhound! 

8 comments :

  1. we have a huge nude bicycle ride here too. in fact just the other day we drove by our neighborhood park to see that it was the meeting spot for the start of the bike ride, hundreds of people. totally not my thing, but i can admire the, shall we say cojones, of those that are brave enough to ride with just their birthday suits and a helmet.

    congrats on the house! can't wait to here more about it!!

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    1. ah of course portland (and philly below!) would haven nudist bike rides!

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  2. I have never been to Corning but after reading this, I definitely would like to check it out. It looks kind of amazing! And yay to midcentury paint colors! Congrats!

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    1. it's such a small and somewhat sleepy city, but oh so cute and the sleepiness is part of the charm, all tucked away in the mountains.

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  3. Not so! The Naked Bike Ride is a HUGELY popular annual event in Philly, too! It's, um, quite a sight. :)
    Corning looks adorable! xo

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    1. i should have known another city like philly would have the nude bike rides too!

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  4. Catching up, and congratulations on your house! So exciting to be making a move, and I'm looking forward to following along on your paint-chip picking adventures! (I'll pass on the bike ride!)

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    1. Thanks lauren! I think I found the perfect color for the living room, called Chinese jade from Behr!

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