Last week I mentioned having a hard time remembering it's almost Christmas. Wellp! Problem officially solved.
This weekend I went to New York to visit my friend Austin and am now 110 percent in the holiday spirit. The city is in such close quarters and every inch of it is decorated with Christmassyness.
Katie and I coordinated our travel plans, so we arrived from Chicago and Atlanta simultaneously Friday night. And although we weren't staying together, it felt very happy being there at the same time. We shared a cab into the city and I think the driver might have thought we were a little obnoxious and hyper, but I'm not even sorry about it because I just love being with her.
Finally, Saturday night, we went to dinner at the Breslin with Katie and Blake, Emily and Steven, and a few other friends.
On our walk home from dinner, I got to see the Shake Shack, which has been my obsession ever since I saw a documentary on it this spring. Although we didn't actually eat there, I felt pretty fulfilled just having seen it. Especially because the lights on it, although I think permanent, seemed holidayish. It was literally Christmas loving everywhere you looked.
Thanks, Austin, for a great weekend! I hope your weekend was wonderful, too! Less than one week!