Well hello dusty, dusty, blog.
In two weeks time I leave for NYC. For an entire month.
The idea behind the trip was a bit of genius from my boyfriend Michael. To go and spend time once a year focusing on self-development and inspiration. Since opening St. John’s in 2012, finishing school in 2011, and honestly feeling a little whirlwind-ish with life, the chance to see something a little different piqued my interest. I sent an email explaining my interest to my work cohorts, booked the tickets, and then realized I barely had any money. I’ve saved a bit, could definitely use more, but that isn’t the point. For the entire month of October I’ll have the chance to visit so many incredible restaurants that have inspired me, including Prune which just returned my email today. Gabrielle Hamilton, chef, owner, and author, was introduced to me by one of my biggest cooking inspirations and good friend, Melissa Nyfeller of Dinette (Seattle). Hamilton’s book “Blood, Bones, and Butter” is a fantastic mix of great writing, nostalgia, and following life’s path wherever it may lead. I’m still awaiting confirmation from a few other places and hopefully the trip fills up with exciting opportunities to pick people’s brains, learn new skills, and research research research.
Oh and I think I’ll finally get to see a Dina Martina show in NY. FANTASTIC!
Looking forward to learning and growing. October 2nd can’t come soon enough!