A New Restaurant, Becoming More Confident, and Spring Music

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It’s hard to believe we’re already through the first quarter of the year. It feels like just yesterday we were putting away Christmas decorations. It’s usually around this time of year that I feel ready for a break, whether that’s in the form of a single vacation day or a trip out of town.

This past weekend, we treated ourselves to a nice dinner out at a newer restaurant called 40 North. It’s the latest restaurant to share a space with City of Asylum, the largest residency in the world for writers living in exile. Their Alphabet City space is also home to a book store and performance venue. I love the vibe of the restaurant and its bar and that they ask for your vaccination card. The restaurant seems to focus on seasonal, locally sourced food. I really enjoyed the rainbow trout with butternut squash risotto and orange curd for dessert.

It’s still a little chilly out, so I wore this velvet top, skinny jeans, and close-toed heels to stay warm. I love wearing these vintage-inspired rhinestone earrings for a night out. My camel coat was the perfect layer to complete the look.

An Article on Confidence

In my weekend reading, I came across this article from The Every Girl about how to be more confident. Although I feel fairly confident most of the time, I do think it’s good to get a little boost every once in a while, especially in this digital age of constantly being seen. I thought the tips shared in the article were pretty good and actionable: understand what you want, don’t let fear hold you back, and commit to whatever it is. They also suggest creating a confidence toolbox, which could include things like gratitude journaling and meditation. Sounds like a plan to me!

New Music for Spring

Aurora released a new album, “The Gods We Can Touch,” and maybe I’m just excited for spring, but it feels like every song on this album has this ethereal yet energetic vibe that’s perfect for the season. I especially like the song “Giving in to the Love.”

Happy almost weekend!

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