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Greetings From New York & WMTM Update

  I can't believe how hot it is in New York right now. I left Atlanta in the 90s and it's been 90 and up since we arrived. I keep telling everybody that New York and Atlanta have the same kind of temperatures in the summer. It really isn't any different. It's just surprising it's still this hot in September.  I had dim sum two days in a row! 😅 Different places though.  Spilling tea everywhere 😆 Went to this super fancy Petco, located in Union Square. It's their new flagship store. There's a kitchen, barber shop, full-service veterinary hospital, it has it all. I like this cat bed, but my husband said no. 😑 Dog Crocs!!! This cute kitty is looking for a forever home. They had quite a large reptile section. Prices ranged from $15 to over $1000 for these guys.  Those crabs are from New Orleans! They were so good. Went to Sophies, I haven't been since 2015. Cuban Sandwich. Grand Central insane escalator. So good to see my friends! 💗 I'll be here for a

Weekend Trip to New York for my Grandma's 100th Birthday

  I surprised my Grandma this weekend and flew to New York to celebrate her 100th birthday! I'll resume regular posting on Tuesday for the Lululemon drop. Although,  Athelta's new arrivals has me way more excited these days. I arrived at Laguardia Airport late Friday night. It was empty! I had my brother pick me up from the airport and when I walked in my mom started screaming and my grandma was so surprised and happy to see me! So much, that she forgot to take her pills and then she told me the next morning she was so exited she couldn't fall asleep.  My Grandma with her great-grandson and great-grand daughter. My sister just had surgery on her gums and couldn't eat anything that was hard, so she ordered Wagyu beef. I tried a piece! Practically melts in your mouth. My parents ordered take out from one of their favorite restaurants in Flushing and also cooked a couple of dishes as well. Like this fish dish.  Chilean Sea Bass - it's so good. Went to a grocery store

Weekend in New York

I'm back from my weekend getaway to New York. I'll never forget the surprised look on my grandma's face. My sister and brother were in on it, but no one else was. My husband and I arrived at the airport around 11 am and my brother came to pick us up. I was texting my sister and told her we were close to the house. She used the Drop In feature on Amazon Echo to connect with my grandma. She was chatting with my grandma as I walked in the house. My grandma was so engrossed with my sister that she didn't even notice me standing right next to her. I leaned down and kissed her on the cheek. She turned her head and looked up and her eyes got huge and her smile just got wider and wider and she said, "aiya aiya aiya!" It was too freakin cute. My sister managed to take a blurry photo from her screen. I wish it was more clear, but you can see how happy she is there.  First stop was dim sum! My parents took us to this awesome place called New Lake Pavilion. It

My NYC Trip!

Whenever I fly by myself I always try to get a window seat. I like looking out the window when the plane starts to land, especially when I'm heading back to NYC. I can always spot the building I used to work at.  The first thing that happens upon arriving back to NY, my parents always take me to dim sum and then my grandma always cooks me a huge meal to welcome me back. This was the first Thanksgiving without my husband and it was hard not being with him and Nero and now Sherlock. But I was so happy to see my grandma.  I always try to make my grandma laugh and right before I took this picture I said, "I don't know why my head looks so big next to yours." That totally did the trick. I also managed to make it back in time for my brother's 42nd birthday. How did we get so old? Here's a rare photo of the three of us. My brother doesn't normally look so grumpy but I guess he's not thrilled to be getting older. I was actual