Month: January 2018

A Lot O’ Gelato at Mia Chef Gelateria

I’m usually pretty good at thinking of gifts for Matt. I’ve gotten him Yankee tickets and concert tickets for his birthday, a messenger bag for his new job, and a Patagonia jacket and couple’s massage last Christmas (okay, the couple’s massage clearly benefited me as well, but you get the gist). But this year for some reason, I was having trouble thinking of a good Christmas gift. On our commute to work one morning, we both ended up admitting we were having trouble thinking of gifts for each other. A year and a half of dating and we were out of ideas?! That day at work, I racked my brain for a good idea. As a couple, we typically tend to prefer experiences over material gifts. So, I found myself on the most reliable source for affordable experiences – good ole Groupon. As I browsed, I realized some sort of cooking class might be a fun idea. We always talk about learning to cook (other than pasta, chicken, and the occasional tacos, our collective knowledge …

Flying Into 2018

If you read my post about my 25th birthday (also known to the vast majority of the public as “Christmas Day”), you already know that my boyfriend, Matt, truly goes above and beyond for me. Well, in the case of my actual birthday present, he REALLY went above and beyond, and not just in the figurative sense. In fact, we BOTH went above and beyond in a very real way – on a helicopter tour of Manhattan! Now, let me preface this by saying I am not a good flyer. Planes, for some reason unbeknownst to even myself, scare “the bejesus” out of me. I just don’t like flying – the takeoff, the landing, the turbulence, the EXTREMELY HIGH ALTITUDES… yeah, it all freaks me out. So, Matt knew he was taking a risk in getting me a gift that involved all of the above. But Matt also knew that A) I prefer gifts that are a memorable experience, and B) I am down for anything that will result in amazing photos. And this experience …