My Week[s] in Instagram: April 1-28

Clearly, this semester has consumed me — and I am glad to say that finals week has arrived. After a few more projects I will officially be half way through my Masters. Whoa. I have had a great last few weeks, and decided to post the entire month of April in one post, so here goes!

April 1-7:

As is necessary when times get stressful, Anna and I had a margarita and guacamole happy hour date early in the week. Through my Art Collecting course, I had the opportunity to visit Natalie Frank‘s art studio, which was the first studio visit I had made. It was great getting to see her space in Bushwick and how she works. On Saturday I attended the Affordable Art Fair with Lori and phil, and had such an amazing time. There were a lot of works That I wished I could purchase. And on Sunday Anna, Mallie, Etel and I met up for brunch at Macondo on the Lower East Side to catch up over amazing elderflower mimosas.

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April 8-14:

I attended by very first Brooklyn Nets game this week with Anna, and it was her very first NBA game. We had  such a great time and I loved being inside a sporting arena again. It had been way too long since my last live game. The Barclays Center is quite impressive. I can definitely say I’ve become a Nets fan, but don’t worry, the OKC Thunder still hold my heart. We plan to make it to many more games next season for sure! This week the spring weather really started to show, and Steph and I had Shake Shack in Madison Square Park under the sunshine. The city if bursting with blooms, spring has sprung!

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April 15-21:

This week was slower, but the weekend was full. Spent some after class time with classmates at The Redhead bar (of course I’d go…) for snacks, and Friday was filled with shipments going out at Artspace. Over the weekend, Anna and I found a new bar called the Zombie Hut, a new fave of ours in Brooklyn. I spent Saturday and SUnday on Long Island and went with my Okie Anna for her second tattoo — a gorgeous pink peony on her shoulder. I am obsessed with her placement. It definitely made me anxious for my next tattoo — coming September 2013 :).

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April 22-28:

Last week the weather was absolutely amazing. Spring time is one of my favorite times of the year in NYC, and I want to spend every waking moment outdoors. On Wednesday Steph and I went for our usual gallery hopping, but made a stop in Central Park for a stroll and ended up creating huge bubbles. My UK visa officially arrived in the mail, and I am all set not to leave for London at the end of May! I am so excited that I can’t think about anything else! Over the weekend Anna and I spent some time in Prospect Park and took a relaxing nap under the sun soaking in some Vitamin D.

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That One Time I Had My Photo Posted in Times Square

I never imaged that I would have my picture posted in Times Square, but yesterday, it became a reality! Artist JR received the TED Prize in March 2011 and decided to create a participatory art project to change the world. It is called INSIDE OUT. In his project, people use their personal portraits to make a statement on what they stand for, on a global platform. Each city is documented and exhibited online, as well as in the specific city.

At this time, the Inside Out Project is in New York City in Times Square. Yesterday, Steph and I made our way to the photo booth van, and after a long wait in line, our portraits were created! The wait was well worth it! We had our portraits pasted to the sidewalk in the heart of Times Square by the red stairs, alongside hundreds of other portraits. And for the entire month of May, our portraits will be among the hundreds scrolling on the big screen for the Midnight Moment in Times Square.

It feels great to have the opportunity to be a part of JR’s global project, what a success! This was definitely a Bucket List moment! CHECK!

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My Week in Instagram: March 25-31

I am finally caught up on my blog posts and can actually post about the week I’m currently in!

This week we had our first accounting exam — which also happened to be the midterm. On Tuesday night a large group of us gathered at The NYU Bobst library for a mega cram session filled with coffee and too much math.

I recently purchased some little booties from Aldo, and it’s safe to say that I am absolutely obsessed. They are actually comfortable (crucial for NYC life) and go with practically anything.

Over this weekend I went to Long Island to spend some time with Anna. We ran errands, chatted about everything, and went to a BBQ with a fire pit included. It was exactly the kind of weekend I needed. Relaxing with one of my best friends.

I headed back to Brooklyn on Sunday afternoon and was greeted with the amazing smells of Easter dinner. Stacey’s parents came to the city for the day and cooked dinner in our apartment. It was some of the best ham I’ve ever had. It felt great being surrounded with live and joy on this special occasion. He is risen!

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My Week in Instagram: March 18-24

Having my family here over spring break was absolutely wonderful. I loved showing my siblings around NYC so they can see where I now live. The week flew by way way too fast and before we knew it, it was Thursday and they were headed back to Oklahoma.

I spent the weekend catching up on homework but took a break for a night out of dinner and drinks with Steph on Saturday.

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My Week in Instagram: March 11-17

The week before spring break was filled with exams. I relaxed with wine and sushi before my family arrived on Saturday afternoon.

Over the weekend we began our tour of NYC with dinners, brunches, Top of the Rock, Chicago on Broadway, and Central Park. It was a full weekend with more in store for the week to follow!

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My Week in Instagram: February 25 – March 3

Apparently, I am updating my Instagram posts in monthly chunks…

March started off with Artspace lectures and museum visits. Stephanie and I have started taking each Wednesday afternoon to leave the office and visit some if our Artspace partners around NYC. This week we visited a few places I closing DODGEgallery and The New Museum. Their current exhibition, NYC 1993 is a must see!

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