Big Apple Birthday Trip

My husband and I spent most of September in NYC, mostly just to get away but also to celebrate our company Untame‘s third birthday. I love the city like a second home – both of us used to live and work there but had never really had the chance to spend much time in midtown west. We stayed at 11th Ave & 42nd St and had the chance to discover so many cozy bars and restaurants.

It just so happened that NY Craft Beer Week coincided with our visit and we made the most of our Beer Passports while we were there, purchased from The Pony Bar:

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I think my favorite thing about New York is the food. We had Thai, Russian, French, German, Italian, Greek, so many different kinds. We also got to see lots of old friends and make new ones. Football and brunch were a must every weekend. 🙂


We took a quick weekend trip down to DC to see my best friend from high school and her family and got to meet their adorable little girl. 48hrs is not nearly enough time to see everything in DC, but we did make the rounds on some memorials. The Jefferson Memorial was so moving. I was totally inspired by the selections from his writings.

God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever. Commerce between master and slave is despotism. Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate than these people are to be free.

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At times it was super stressful trying to get work done while being in New York, but overall we had a really fun time. I ended up with more than a few realizations about life, business, friends, dreams and goals – mostly through having the chance to sit and talk with my husband over drinks nearly every night of the week. He is simply the best.

Being away helped me gain a new perspective on our lives here and I’m grateful to be home. The brutal summer heat that we endured has definitely caused me to be excited about winter. I’m hoping for lots of blizzards and inclement weather. 🙂

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